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"Rolling coal" to be made illegal in Colorado

Old 06-05-17, 08:16 AM
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Well yesterday it happened again. Pull up to a 4 way stop sign and a big ram is Waiting to see if I'm going to blow through, I stop, was there first. I hear his get on it and try and blow it my way. I shook my head and gave him a one finger salute. I could have gone after him, we were in a residential area but I was late for a charity ride. I'm certainly no vigilante​ rider getting into fights all the time and maybe some of you might think this is karma coming back to me. Maybe. Do what you feel you need to do in these situations, I will.
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Old 06-05-17, 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by kingfriday View Post
Well yesterday it happened again.
Unless you took his plate number and, hopefully, have video of the event you're just wasting your time and inviting more problems. Kind of odd that you only have 3 posts here and they're all in this one topic.
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Old 06-05-17, 08:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Noddy View Post
Unless you took his plate number and, hopefully, have video of the event you're just wasting your time and inviting more problems. Kind of odd that you only have 3 posts here and they're all in this one topic.
Yeah I guess this seems like a troll but it's not. I mostly search for info on occasion here or kill time on conference calls reading posts, like now. Happy trails
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Old 06-05-17, 08:57 AM
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Holy sock puppet thread batman.
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Old 06-15-17, 11:28 AM
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I'm coming here to whine because this is the internet and no once else want sto listen to my bull. A guy rolled coal on us last night. Me and my three friends were riding on the shoulder. We were not impeding traffic at all. It was the typical scenario. Truck pulls up beside us; slows a little; accelerates with a cloud of smoke. It is the definition of a cowardly action. I cannot conceive of the mindset of someone who would do that. The worst part is thae bad feelings it elicits in me. I instantly wish bad karma on that person. I hate them more for doing that to me than for filling my precious lungs and environment with toxic exhaust.
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Old 06-15-17, 11:40 AM
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All this bickering...CO or any other state for that matter will never be able to enforce this law to any measurable degree. It's like saying you can't squeal your tires on the pavement. The chances of getting caught doing either is a matter of happenstance. Very few tickets will ever be written.

Colorado...Where Rolling Coal is bad and rolling doobies is good.
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Old 06-15-17, 05:48 PM
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kingfriday;
stick to your plan. I've not been "coal rolled" i've been deliberately run off the road a couple times over the years. My preferred throwing weapon is the water bottle. Doesn't break anything but gets their attention. Twice when they got out of the vehicle I make a clear show of what I was willing to use the "attitude adjuster" (tire pump) for. They got back in and left. But loudly. Beyond smoke I think it's a different story if they actually put you at risk.
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Old 06-15-17, 06:51 PM
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Originally Posted by prj71 View Post
All this bickering...CO or any other state for that matter will never be able to enforce this law to any measurable degree. It's like saying you can't squeal your tires on the pavement. The chances of getting caught doing either is a matter of happenstance. Very few tickets will ever be written.
They same can be said about:
- Running stop signs.
- Running red lights.
- Speeding.
- etc

Should we just stop enforcing any traffic laws because we can't catch every offender?
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Old 06-15-17, 09:02 PM
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I live and ride in an area filled with big diesel pickups and I have never seen this. Just fortunate to have considerate neighbors I guess.
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Old 06-16-17, 07:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Shimagnolo View Post
They same can be said about:
- Running stop signs.
- Running red lights.
- Speeding.
- etc

Should we just stop enforcing any traffic laws because we can't catch every offender?
Running stops signs and lights and speeding are laws that most people follow.

Sure...put the law on the books. But then don't think as bicyclist that you will no longer get fumigated on the road by the coal rollers.
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Old 06-16-17, 07:50 AM
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No one expects the law to actually make people better people ... buttholes who like to hurt others will not suddenly start caring. However ... if a few get stuck with an annoying fine, some might consider other courses of action .... recall the ending of "Easy Rider"?
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Old 06-16-17, 12:42 PM
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Things are changing here and with blue activism becoming pretty intense after Trump got in, some Republicans are starting to worry about their jobs...some are but not all. Still, with cycling being the state hobby, it is also becoming harder to ignore them. Cyclist have been killed here too, and that just gets cyclists wound up. With so many cyclists, cyclist safety is becoming hard to ignore, even for Republican politicians.
You know? This should not be a Republican vs Democrat debate. This should be an A-Hole alert. There are plenty of them on "BOTH" sides.
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Old 07-20-17, 04:35 AM
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There are a lot of hilljacks where I live. You know, the cowardly, impotent sort. They've been rolling coal on us quite a bit. The thing that I've noticed is that it almost always occurs when the cyclists are deferring to motor vehicles. Last night's gruppetto was on a wide shoulder, nowhere near traffic, The dope pulled up to the group and did what he did. It's really sick and pathetic. Little man. Coward.
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Old 07-20-17, 02:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Equinox View Post
There are a lot of hilljacks where I live. You know, the cowardly, impotent sort. They've been rolling coal on us quite a bit. The thing that I've noticed is that it almost always occurs when the cyclists are deferring to motor vehicles. Last night's gruppetto was on a wide shoulder, nowhere near traffic, The dope pulled up to the group and did what he did. It's really sick and pathetic. Little man. Coward.


I agree with the "little man" reference. I was passed today by one who was driving his employers truck.
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