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Old 05-21-21, 01:14 PM
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Originally Posted by friday1970 View Post
We saw a 19% spike in pedestrian deaths for 2020 in Michigan. Traffic was down big time. So either distracted pedestrians, or some Death Race 2000 stuff was going on that no one invited me to.

I don't know what it was like where you are during the height of the lockdown, but around here, everyone seemed to have the same perception--there's barely any cars on the road, but a lot of them were being driven by people acting crazy. I don't think I've ever seen speeding like that, the lack of traffic just seemed to encourage it.
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
I don't know what it was like where you are during the height of the lockdown, but around here, everyone seemed to have the same perception--there's barely any cars on the road, but a lot of them were being driven by people acting crazy. I don't think I've ever seen speeding like that, the lack of traffic just seemed to encourage it.
To make matters worse, the police enact a restrictive pursuit policy, so those high speed drivers (100+MPH on roads posted at or under 55MPH) are intentionally reckless & careless driving to the extreme.
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Old 05-22-21, 01:56 PM
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How ironic when the proverbial shoe is on the other foot. I AM right because I AM right until I am proven wrong, but then I am still right.
I think that's why the bike lane is clearly labeled as a bike lane. Prove me wrong.
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Old 05-23-21, 09:31 AM
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I think that's why the bike lane is clearly labeled as a bike lane. Prove me wrong.
Sounds Like a dare, but havenít taken those up since grammar school. I am sure there is someone willing to take you up since the BF is full of debate.


I have found there are those who see life either in terms of black and white and those who see life in shades of grey. Black and white makes decision making really easy, grey, not so much.

Maybe you can bait someone else. But this homey donít play dat.
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Old 05-23-21, 09:36 AM
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Originally Posted by rsbob View Post
Sounds Like a dare, but havenít taken those up since grammar school. I am sure there is someone willing to take you up since the BF is full of debate.


I have found there are those who see life either in terms of black and white and those who see life in shades of grey. Black and white makes decision making really easy, grey, not so much.

Maybe you can bait someone else. But this homey donít play dat.
Hey, it was worth a shot.

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Old 06-01-21, 01:26 PM
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SO my ride yesterday took me on an MUP for just two miles. During that short stretch, I lost count of how many peds/runners were insisting on using the bicycle lanes instead of the ped lane, and 2 of them crossed over to the ped lane when they saw me coming, and 4 times it was congested enough that I could not get through safely. Walkers in the ped lane, cyclists coming the other direction in their lane, and walkers in my lane playing chicken. Same as usual, I came to a complete stop as close to the fence as I could, and just watched as the inconsiderate peds brushed by me. Had I kept riding in any position on that path, I would have had no more than 24" to squeeze through.
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I think what I'll get is a set of wheels like that bad guy in Ben Hur had with the rotating knives.
"Excuse me, did you say 'knives?'"
"Rotating knives, yes."
"Are you planning to slaughter our tenants?"
"... Does that not fit in with your plans?"

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Old 06-03-21, 05:59 PM
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OK, I've moved back north for the summer, so this is no longer an issue.

Never mind.
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It's not the walkers I worry about. It's the 3 dogs that they are trying to control.
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