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Why cyclists hate us

Old 09-08-09, 01:19 PM
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Why cyclists hate us

So, I was riding with some friends this morning and as I was moving into the left lane for a left turn at a red light, a car takes the lane behind me. Cool, I think, here's a driver taking the lane and acting like a predictable vehicle on the road.

Instead of driving by me, he stopping behind me. Then he drove into the oncoming traffic lane, turns left through the green and continues up the road.

I pass him safely and get stopped a block or so up at another red light. I watch as the guy comes up past me on the shoulder and drives therough the green ahead of me again. I just shook my head and told my friend behind me that if I ever saw him drive like that, he'd have his license pulled for a year.

I can see why bikes want to run us off the road. I'm a cyclist and *I* wanted to run him down.

It wouldn't be so bad except the dude was in minivan and I think my 11 year old could beat him. I mean the guy was SLOW as dirt.

So in my situation would you a) toss a cup of coffee at him, b) ring your bell at him or c) hang into the window and yell at him to HTFU?
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Somebody translate this into English for me.
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Originally Posted by botto View Post

It wouldn't be so bad except the dude was in minivan and I think my 11 year old could beat him.
botto has a kid?
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b would be appropriate
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What would I do? The only reasonable thing possible...fling dog poo at him.
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Thank you pcad I was starting to wonder if I forgot how to read or had a brain tumor or something.
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no sense make me to it
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I was going to say, "huh", but then figured botto would just reply with, "wooosh!"
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This should be moved to the A&S forum...or just fling poo at him.
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Originally Posted by botto View Post
So, I was riding with some friends this morning and as I was moving into the left lane for a left turn at a red light, a car takes the lane behind me. Cool, I think, here's a driver taking the lane and acting like a predictable vehicle on the road.

Instead of driving by me, he stopping behind me. Then he drove into the oncoming traffic lane, turns left through the green and continues up the road.

I pass him safely and get stopped a block or so up at another red light. I watch as the guy comes up past me on the shoulder and drives therough the green ahead of me again. I just shook my head and told my friend behind me that if I ever saw him drive like that, he'd have his license pulled for a year.

I can see why bikes want to run us off the road. I'm a cyclist and *I* wanted to run him down.

It wouldn't be so bad except the dude was in minivan and I think my 11 year old could beat him. I mean the guy was SLOW as dirt.

So in my situation would you a) toss a cup of coffee at him, b) ring your bell at him or c) hang into the window and yell at him to HTFU?
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Originally Posted by botto View Post
So, I was riding with some friends this morning and as I was moving into the left lane for a left turn at a red light, a car takes the lane behind me. Cool, I think, here's a driver taking the lane and acting like a predictable vehicle on the road.

Instead of driving by me, he stopping behind me. Then he drove into the oncoming traffic lane, turns left through the green and continues up the road.

I pass him safely and get stopped a block or so up at another red light. I watch as the guy comes up past me on the shoulder and drives therough the green ahead of me again. I just shook my head and told my friend behind me that if I ever saw him drive like that, he'd have his license pulled for a year.

I can see why bikes want to run us off the road. I'm a cyclist and *I* wanted to run him down.

It wouldn't be so bad except the dude was in minivan and I think my 11 year old could beat him. I mean the guy was SLOW as dirt.

So in my situation would you a) toss a cup of coffee at him, b) ring your bell at him or c) hang into the window and yell at him to HTFU?
so you passed a cyclist in your car and he later passed you? is that what your talking about?
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To refer to another thread this morning...clearly you should have pulled out your gun and shot him.

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wut?
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Botto loves parody threads
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I'm a little slow; I didn't see the other thread.

I lost my gibberish decoder ring on my ride last week...
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He really does owe it to himself to give himself a dose of his own sarcasm here. Can I get a face palm?
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Oh, it's a joke!
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Cryptic parody thread.
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I assume this is one of those 'put yourself in the other person's shoes' reframing stories. I've used a similar technique for my students in psychology classes. Very 'thought-provoking' if done right.
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Definitely fling poo.
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Originally Posted by mrbUSA View Post
He really does owe it to himself to give himself a dose of his own sarcasm here. Can I get a face palm?
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i'm assuming the thread of which this one is a parody was a real humdinger. i must find it and watch the train wreck.
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Parody threads FTL. Botto should know better.
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As a cyclist, you have to ask yourself has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?
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