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I yelled at a cyclist, today.

Old 05-06-22, 02:23 PM
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the stereotype of a cyclist is a presumed generalization to anyone out riding there bicycle out on the public road.

you don't ever hear motorists grouping the makes & models of bicyclists like the public does of Dodge Ram, F250, Audi, BMW etc drivers.

There goes those snot rocket Trek Domane riders again, swiggin that water & chompin on those chews!
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Old 05-06-22, 03:17 PM
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Originally Posted by nodnerb View Post
So if one of those entitled people decides to piss off a long line of cars with a perfectly good smooth new empty bike lane beside them, separated with a curb, that cyclists *****ed and moaned for...
Unless you know the cyclist personally, it's foolish to assume they asked for those death lanes. Ever since they put those "protected" bike lanes on Reseda Blvd a few years ago, I have witness more car/bike accidents and near misses that I have in over a decade before. Drivers entering driveways can't see behind the parked cars and end up right hooking cyclists. Drivers exiting driveways are creeping out too far before they look and end up with a cyclist flying over their hood. Cyclists encounter trash and debris on those narrow lanes, and the curbs prevent them from riding around it. I certainly never asked for those poorly designed lanes in my town.
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Old 05-06-22, 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe View Post
What did you do wrong?
It wasn’t true yelling, it is the response when you get another part or tool.

This time a screwdriver set. I was helping my son-in-law and left a couple of old black handle Snap-on screwdrivers at their house.

He doesn’t have many good tools, so I decided to get a Wera set for me… and add a #3 phillips… an awl (even though I rarely use one and recently re-ground my old one).

My wife knows I have a ton of screwdrivers, so there is no getting around it.

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Old 05-06-22, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Troul View Post
You don't ever hear motorists grouping the makes & models of bicyclists ...
How makes and models of bicyclists are there?
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Old 05-06-22, 03:32 PM
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Originally Posted by 70sSanO View Post
It wasn’t true yelling, it is the response when you get another part or tool.

This time a screwdriver set. I was helping my son-in-law and left a couple of old black handle Snap-on screwdrivers at their house.

He doesn’t have many good tools, so I decided to get a Wera set for me… and add a #3 phillips… an awl (even though I rarely use one and recently re-ground my old one).

My wife knows I have a ton of screwdrivers, so there is no getting around it.

John
Your wife can spot a new set of screwdrivers? Damn.
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Old 05-06-22, 03:37 PM
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe View Post
How makes and models of bicyclists are there?
How makes and models of automobiles are there?
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Old 05-06-22, 03:56 PM
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe View Post
Your wife can spot a new set of screwdrivers? Damn.
She knows what a screwdriver is, and she also knows what boxes that show up on the porch mean.

I will say they are nice screwdrivers. Nice grips.

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Old 05-06-22, 04:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Troul View Post
How makes and models of automobiles are there?
I think the question is how many makes and models of drivers are there?
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Old 05-06-22, 04:16 PM
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Originally Posted by 70sSanO View Post
She knows what a screwdriver is, and she also knows what boxes that show up on the porch mean.

I will say they are nice screwdrivers. Nice grips.

John
You need to have tools (and toys) delivered to a neighbors house.
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Old 05-06-22, 04:17 PM
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe View Post
I think the question is how many makes and models of drivers are there?
Two; Ones with common sense & the rest that lack common sense. As some might notice, common sense isn't so common.
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Originally Posted by Troul View Post
Two; Ones with common sense & the rest that lack common sense. As some might notice, common sense isn't so common.
Okay, so how many makes and models of bicyclists are there?
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Old 05-06-22, 04:22 PM
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There are certain situations in which it's safer for me to take the lane and prevent an impatient motorist from endangering me. It's rare, but I do it occasionally. And it's legal in my state.
I agree that there are certain situations where it's necessary and safer for a cyclist to take a lane but that's not what we are discussing here...We're talking about cyclists who take a lane and impede traffic simply because they have a big ego and are trying to prove their rights. It's almost as if their ride is a protest against all the drivers.
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe View Post
Okay, so how many makes and models of bicyclists are there?
Just had it on the tip of my tongue. Let us know when you come up with the answer.
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Old 05-06-22, 04:28 PM
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This will fix him. LOL.
youtube.com/watch?v=ZgXoM7wR4jc
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Originally Posted by Troul View Post
Just had it on the tip of my tongue. Let us know when you come up with the answer.
You can't leave us hanging like this.
Originally Posted by Troul
You don't ever hear motorists grouping the makes & models of bicyclists ...
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Originally Posted by Troul View Post
How makes and models of automobiles are there?

How many makes and models of screwdrivers are there?
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Originally Posted by MarcusT View Post
Thank you for your input. I'm sure we're better off.

Says the guy starting a thread about screaming his opinion at a guy.
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe View Post
Okay, so how many makes and models of bicyclists are there?
There is more than enough different makes and models of bicyclists to create serious debates on bikeforums and give us all something to argue about.
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
How many makes and models of screwdrivers are there?
Flathead screwdrivers are better than phillips screwdrivers.
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Originally Posted by wolfchild View Post
Flathead screwdrivers are better than phillips screwdrivers.
If stripping screw heads are your thang, a torx screw driver will do the job.
https://www.amazon.com/Screwdriver-T.../dp/B07TTG243M
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe View Post
You can't leave us hanging like this.
The fruit is too high up to bat at.
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I just honk the horn in these situations (70s Cadillac horn sound)and yell "GET OVER" as I pass... no point in striking up a conversation and making it more dangerous.
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe View Post
You need to have tools (and toys) delivered to a neighbors house.
Not to mention the little blue pills shipped from Canada.
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
Here in Seattle, if I feel unsafe to stay in the bike lane,
Why do you feel unsafe in the bike lane? All of them or just some of them?
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Minds well shank my own tires & endo myself into a ditch if I'm going to dedicate to riding in the bicycle lane.
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