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11-30-11, 10:40 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,084
Posted By SBRDude

When I got sideswiped, it wasn't any of the...

When I got sideswiped, it wasn't any of the above. The guy was in a truck pulling a landscaping trailer and pulled into the oncoming lane to pass me. He misjudged the speed of an oncoming car and...
11-29-11, 09:54 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,084
Posted By SBRDude

I've been right hooked about 4 times - all in...

I've been right hooked about 4 times - all in college and moving at very slow speeds and luckily no injury or damage. I also got broadsided once in an intersection where the person ran a stop sign -...
11-24-11, 11:24 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 8,874
Posted By SBRDude

A seriously idiotic move by the cop who did that....

A seriously idiotic move by the cop who did that.

As far as the original poster goes, let's not pretend that cycling is an capital offense in NC.
11-23-11, 06:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 941
Posted By SBRDude

Shocking, yes, but other than that the data isn't...

Shocking, yes, but other than that the data isn't very informative as displayed. It would be more meaningful to place it into some type of context because it appears to just follow population...
11-22-11, 03:01 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 4,884
Posted By SBRDude

I was actually thinking about sidewalks. My...

I was actually thinking about sidewalks. My mistake.
11-22-11, 02:23 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 4,884
Posted By SBRDude

One thing I'll add about a potential 8 mph law -...

One thing I'll add about a potential 8 mph law - if they're going to implement that, there should also be rules about how everyone uses the space - people shouldn't stand around in traffic, let their...
11-22-11, 10:10 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 4,884
Posted By SBRDude

I used to be a competitive runner, and running on...

I used to be a competitive runner, and running on sidewalks is a bad idea because it's much harder on the joints than even asphalt. I also didn't usually run that fast, and when I did, I surely...
11-22-11, 10:05 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 4,884
Posted By SBRDude

I agree with what you're saying, in general, and...

I agree with what you're saying, in general, and I'll comment on only a couple parts. One is the last sentence, and I hope you're using the plural "you" and weren't directing that comment at me...
11-21-11, 08:56 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 4,884
Posted By SBRDude

Having a voice isn't the same as having a...

Having a voice isn't the same as having a concern. My guess is that most people who see cyclists don't pay them much attention, i.e., they're not interested in fighting for or against their presence...
11-17-11, 11:05 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 10,839
Posted By SBRDude

Yeah, I really play up the "bad boy" image around...

Yeah, I really play up the "bad boy" image around women. Just last night, I was out in the bars bragging to the ladies that I run stop signs at 7 MPH.

On second thought, I guess Star Trek...
11-16-11, 11:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,396
Posted By SBRDude

She said 'more likely,' presumably because they...

She said 'more likely,' presumably because they are indeed more likely. I do those things myself (I'm a dude, hence the dude portion of my user name), but in my area I'm a minority. It's usually...
11-16-11, 05:45 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 10,839
Posted By SBRDude

You don't strike me as the type of person females...

You don't strike me as the type of person females would be around.
Yes, and it's also safe to stand there for 40 days and 40 nights, but so what. I asked you to explain why it's safer to stop, and...
11-14-11, 06:12 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 4,884
Posted By SBRDude

They do have that law, and I hope the cops are...

They do have that law, and I hope the cops are not anal retentive about it, or the new one.
11-14-11, 03:47 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 4,884
Posted By SBRDude

Seems like the law is designed for urban areas...

Seems like the law is designed for urban areas where some people ride bikes on sidewalks and crosswalks and thus have to interact with slow moving pedestrians. If so, then just ride on the roads if...
11-14-11, 10:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,674
Posted By SBRDude

6. a. Frequenting forums where other minorities...

6. a. Frequenting forums where other minorities discuss their persecutions ad nauseum reinforces and strengthens the complex; finding a place for leisure-riding away from the persecutors goes a long...
11-14-11, 09:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,139
Posted By SBRDude

For y'all that arguing about whether or not she...

For y'all that arguing about whether or not she was a vigilante, a vigilante is someone who sets out to punish those who they think are criminals. I don't see how she was attempting to punish the...
11-14-11, 09:14 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,305
Posted By SBRDude

I don't disagree that some people get whacked out...

I don't disagree that some people get whacked out when driving. My sense is that you and I disagree about just how frequently it happens.
11-14-11, 09:09 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,305
Posted By SBRDude

Too funny. Just because I don't agree with the...

Too funny. Just because I don't agree with the distinction somehow means I don't understand it? Brilliant, just brilliant.
11-13-11, 03:56 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,305
Posted By SBRDude

Sorry, but I don't share your views on massive...

Sorry, but I don't share your views on massive psychological shifts when people get behind the wheel.
11-12-11, 05:17 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,305
Posted By SBRDude

Yes, there are people who simply don't care if...

Yes, there are people who simply don't care if they harm or kill others, but I'm pretty sure that is far from normal.
A civil society is based on the premise that people are ultimately civil and...
11-11-11, 02:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,139
Posted By SBRDude

That's a funny typo - prude instead of prudent. ...

That's a funny typo - prude instead of prudent. :)
11-11-11, 02:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,305
Posted By SBRDude

Yes, IF there is a passing lane, of course, but...

Yes, IF there is a passing lane, of course, but the situation I'm describing is a two lane road without much of a shoulder. I can legally ride there, but I choose not to.
I thought you said the...
11-11-11, 02:05 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 10,839
Posted By SBRDude

I can see why he's your friend. You two must get...

I can see why he's your friend. You two must get along famously. Does he lie as much as you do? Probably so.

I've already explained why it's safe and how to visually clear an intersection...
11-11-11, 08:32 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,305
Posted By SBRDude

I guess it depends on the speed. Where I am most...

I guess it depends on the speed. Where I am most often passed in close quarters, cars are probably going anywhere from 20 to 40 mph, so I don't mind a couple feet at those speeds.

My bigger...
11-10-11, 04:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,139
Posted By SBRDude

Good story. I love how the police don't...

Good story. I love how the police don't recommend that - I'm sure their crack team of detectives were working on recovering the bike for her - yeah, right!!
11-10-11, 04:49 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,305
Posted By SBRDude

And we all have our own experiences, to be sure. ...

And we all have our own experiences, to be sure. I would just caution anyone reading the A&S that the experiences posted around here tend to be quite extreme and not necessarily representative of...
11-10-11, 04:47 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 10,839
Posted By SBRDude

wtf? It's quite apparent that YOU have the...

wtf?

It's quite apparent that YOU have the problem with not being able to visually clear an intersection at slow speed. If you feel the need to stop to complete the clearing process, have at it,...
11-09-11, 06:11 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 10,839
Posted By SBRDude

No, the reasonable people don't read...

No, the reasonable people don't read superficially looking for crap to argue about. That's what we have you for - to show the downside of not paying attention.
Ridiculous.
11-09-11, 06:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,305
Posted By SBRDude

Yes, Star Trek boy, we all know that your catalog...

Yes, Star Trek boy, we all know that your catalog of personal anecdotes are an accurate representation of how the majority of people think. Thanks for your "informed" input once again.
11-09-11, 01:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,909
Posted By SBRDude

I don't understand why some of you act like more...

I don't understand why some of you act like more space is better. Just how much space do you friggen need???

Call me crazy, but I actually like the fact that cars are comfortable passing me...
11-09-11, 08:39 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,305
Posted By SBRDude

You didn't answer the question. You're assuming...

You didn't answer the question. You're assuming you know the emotional state of all LEOs who offer cyclists warnings.

I don't doubt that some of them are jerks, just as some cyclists are jerks,...
11-09-11, 05:50 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 10,839
Posted By SBRDude

Thank you for posting what I wrote. I realize...

Thank you for posting what I wrote. I realize it might be too much for you to grasp, but there is a fundamental difference between what I wrote and what your fantasies are telling you I wrote.
...
11-09-11, 05:33 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,305
Posted By SBRDude

How on earth do you know what the emotional state...

How on earth do you know what the emotional state of the LEO is???
11-09-11, 05:32 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,305
Posted By SBRDude

Upset? I'm not upset. That's you being wrong. ...

Upset? I'm not upset. That's you being wrong. Again. Now, go change out of your Star Trek pajamas and get ready for work.
11-08-11, 07:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,514
Posted By SBRDude

Fer Chrissakes, he was going 8 mph. Let's not...

Fer Chrissakes, he was going 8 mph. Let's not make this into something it wasn't.
11-08-11, 11:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,514
Posted By SBRDude

Things happen in 3s, so be careful!

Things happen in 3s, so be careful!
11-08-11, 08:08 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,305
Posted By SBRDude

No, that's NOT what I said. That's what YOU are...

No, that's NOT what I said. That's what YOU are reading into what I said.

Like I said before, if I warn my wife that the roads are slippery, I am not telling her not to drive on them. I have...
11-08-11, 08:03 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 10,839
Posted By SBRDude

Who's deluded? You are because I never said it...

Who's deluded? You are because I never said it "promoted" public safety. Another DC fantasy.
An association doesn't equate to confusion. Well, except for you, of course.
Why must you keep asking...
11-07-11, 09:32 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 10,839
Posted By SBRDude

I simply considered the source. This is where...

I simply considered the source.
This is where you are confused.

We all know and agree that motorists and LEOs see cyclists sometimes run stop signs and lights.

Where we strongly disagree...
11-06-11, 09:25 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 10,839
Posted By SBRDude

All completely rational and sane, so expect a...

All completely rational and sane, so expect a massive rebuke from DC.

He'll tell you that you can never trust an intersection to truly be empty, except after "magic time" which is when you've...
11-06-11, 09:14 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 10,839
Posted By SBRDude

So, now you're dropping your claim that an empty...

So, now you're dropping your claim that an empty intersection doesn't suddenly become occupied, and now you're on to the fantasy that rolling through that same empty intersection at 7 mph is creating...
11-05-11, 07:11 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 10,839
Posted By SBRDude

DC, you are completely irrational. Whatever...

DC, you are completely irrational. Whatever highly unpredictable event might happen - such as the Star Trek Enterprise suddenly appearing in an intersection - applies equally to situations of...
11-05-11, 04:55 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 10,839
Posted By SBRDude

Ridiculous. I never said any intersection would...

Ridiculous. I never said any intersection would always be empty. You're making stuff up AGAIN. Liar.
11-05-11, 03:31 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 10,839
Posted By SBRDude

Only a certified fool would believe one can get...

Only a certified fool would believe one can get hit by a car in an empty intersection. If you don't believe an intersection can truly be empty, stopping for it isn't going to change anything. ...
11-05-11, 03:29 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 10,839
Posted By SBRDude

Yeah, I was the one who blatantly changed...

Yeah, I was the one who blatantly changed "walking" to "running" when talking about a wounded person. You're an abject liar.
11-05-11, 03:29 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 10,839
Posted By SBRDude

You just make one unsubstantiated assertion after...

You just make one unsubstantiated assertion after another and then whine about it. Good grief.
11-05-11, 03:27 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 10,839
Posted By SBRDude

I haven't answered your question because it's...

I haven't answered your question because it's none of your damn business.
11-05-11, 07:09 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,305
Posted By SBRDude

OK, I understand now. I still disagree that it's...

OK, I understand now. I still disagree that it's an effort by the LEO to tell a cyclist not to ride there, but more of a warning to be mindful of real dangers. In an ideal world, the LEO would stop...
11-05-11, 07:03 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 10,839
Posted By SBRDude

Yes, let's hope cops know how to clean up society...

Yes, let's hope cops know how to clean up society by starting with all those terrible jaywalkers, speeders, cyclists blowing through empty stop signs at 7mph, and filthy sidewalk spitters. Once that...
11-04-11, 07:06 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 10,839
Posted By SBRDude

Wrong. I choose to interpret the law as an...

Wrong. I choose to interpret the law as an effort to promote public safety. Considering that there is no safety issue in cautiously proceeding through an empty intersection's stop sign, I am...
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