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Old 10-31-06, 11:37 AM
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A funny thing happened on the way home

I was cruising home just b4 noon after a GLORIOUS morning ride up to lighthouse in Currituck: I was on the bypass ( main drag on Bodie Island, speed limit 50 ) normally I stick to beach road where speed limit max is 35. But it is off season and not as much traffic during the day.
But I was HUNGRY, the wind was at my back so I was literally flying. The light ahead was red so I spun down to a lower gear and figured I would coast a bit, and it would sequence through to green.
Sure enough, about 50 meters to go green it went so I shifted up a notch and pedalled on.
Peeked at my Eyetalian mirror and saw a Subaru moving up on me. Like I said, there was a light which meant intersection the Subaru is on my six now ten meters or so to the turn I figured they would wait.
Well, SHE DIDN'T. Exactly..... Pulled ahead, started to turn and stopped effectively blocking me out.
Into the sand I went ( we have serious soft shoulders ). Normally I would just shrug it off but she
had a quad bike rack on the roof. I followed her into the parking lot and pulled up as she got out
of her car. I asked " would it have cost you much to wait five or so seconds before making your turn? You could have waited." Her reply " How backwards are you? I did wait! " I rebutted, "I meant wait until I cleared the intersection." She ended it by saying " I don't have time for this, get a life".
Go figure... Quite a looker too. Shame not alot going on between the ears, apparently Starbucks junkies just can not wait for their fixes.
*point of note she is what is called here a "come and goer" as the tags
were out of state [Pa]
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Old 10-31-06, 12:28 PM
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Let the air out of her tires... all 4 of them. That will teach her that she does "have time for this." That is one of the sorriest excuses I have ever heard.

She doesn't have time to properly merge around or wait for a cyclist, but she does have time for a Starbucks... Sheesh... some peoples' priorities.
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Totally shoulda grabbed her butt
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A. Both her racks are probably for decoration.
B. Many drivers think of cyclists as stationary objects.

And Geez she say's "get a life"? You were just trying to keep yours a little longer.
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Originally Posted by TRACKMAN
She ended it by saying " I don't have time for this, get a life".
At this point, I would have soundly cussed her out.

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Old 11-01-06, 08:12 AM
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The bike rack was probably for her husband and kids. You would think that someone who bikes would make it a point to give room to another rider.
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It probably just came with a car. I doubt it was ever used.
My reply would have been: "I have a life, why don't you learn to drive you @##@$ bimbo."
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Originally Posted by genec
Let the air out of her tires... all 4 of them. That will teach her that she does "have time for this." That is one of the sorriest excuses I have ever heard.

She doesn't have time to properly merge around or wait for a cyclist, but she does have time for a Starbucks... Sheesh... some peoples' priorities.
Hint: Shrader valve cores are quickly and easily removable, and 99% of the population will be hard-pressed to obtain replacements without a mechanic coming by. I'm not advocating vandalism, but sometimes people who deliberately endanger other people's lives just need some basic education.
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Old 11-01-06, 04:29 PM
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something to think about: No good deed goes un-punished

To be truthful I had an incident in Dodge City WDC our capitol with a motorist heading for dinner
in Georgetown: The car was full of people and they all thought it was soooo funny.
I let them roll off and followed them to a parking garage after memorizing their tag.
I let the air out of two tires for them figuring they only had one spare. Truly felt guilty afterwards as
I firmly believe what goes around comes around. Sure enough, I had two flats before the weekend was over. So, in rememberance I try to get my point across calmly when incidents like this come up, and if they are still pig headed about it I just smile and roll away. [/I]
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Hint: Shrader valve cores are quickly and easily removable, and 99% of the population will be hard-pressed to obtain replacements without a mechanic coming by. I'm not advocating vandalism, but sometimes people who deliberately endanger other people's lives just need some basic education.
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Hint: Shrader valve cores are quickly and easily removable, and 99% of the population will be hard-pressed to obtain replacements without a mechanic coming by.
And if you tuck them under the windshield wiper, you haven't actually stolen anything!
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And if you tuck them under the windshield wiper, you haven't actually stolen anything!
And the threaded metal head should make beautiful etchings in the windshield when they turn on the wipers. You are actually doing them a favor. Custom window etching.
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And the threaded metal head should make beautiful etchings in the windshield when they turn on the wipers. You are actually doing them a favor. Custom window etching.
And golly, the tool to remove them is about the size of a valve cap. Not like it is any effort to carry.

I used to have one somewhere... used it all the time to let the air out of my bike tires, before I went all presta.
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