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Old 02-20-2011, 07:45 AM   #21
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Im a cyclist. Sunday is long ride on the A1A for me (getting ready to go now). I have been yelled at and run off the road while riding by myself on the shoulder. Usually it results from the driver being pissed off at the last peloton (thats a flock of bikes for those that dont know) that did ride 4 abreast and make a real pain in the *** of themselves. Its both the drivers attitudes and cyclist attitudes thats the problem. Share the road and max 2 abreast. Sholdnt be a problem
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Even 2 abreast on most roads is too much. Nearly all roads around here have little or no shoulder, so 2 abreast puts the inside bike nearly half across the lane. Single file on the line would be acceptable though.
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Usually would be the go forest/ catch him catch him/ stop this is the police, got to admit sometimes it is funny the things they say.

The weird thing is most of the time when riding the bike its people screaming from the the opposite lane. I do get the usual red neck who after passing me has two wheels on the bike lane and slows down kind of giving me a dose of my own medicine. I even get a car from the opposite lane making the move as if trying to pass a car, but there is no car to pass...

I use mapmyride a lot and drive by the roads to plan ahead and not be a burden to traffic. Here we have many backroads and is very easy to plan a decent ride without having, or at least minimize, those who do not understand the law.

Florida is a jacked up place, I am tired of seeing "share the road" and there is not a bike lane in miles, or if there is one will be like 400 meter strech recently made to comply with state regulations. I try to not run/ ride during high traffic or rush hour as that would be asking for it.

The deal of like 4 or 5 bike riders on the road I do understand, I even get the same **** when I ride by myself and I do agree they are out there, bunch of a*holes.
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A lot of cyclists here are complete fucktards - the kind of asshats who wear brightly colored, stretchy lycra outfits suitable for the Tour de France. These are the ones who ride in packs and willfully disregard any and all traffic laws. These are the ones who should be run over and beaten with a tire iron. I nearly died of laughter when I saw a 50-year old fatass chugging up a hill in his baby blue outfit with his gut hanging out. And yesterday I almost t-boned some doucher on a ten-speed when he ran a red light and darted out right in front of me. My first instinct was to hit the brakes, but I'm trying to overcome that.

Just because you're looking fancy and riding in your little peloton and don't want to break your momentum doesn't give all 10 of your the right to blow through a stop sign right in front of me. If I yell at you, don't shake your fist and/or squirt water at me. That will just **** me off more. Obey the ******* rules and we'll all get along just fine...
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Just because you're looking fancy and riding in your little peloton and don't want to break your momentum doesn't give all 10 of your the right to blow through a stop sign right in front of me. If I yell at you, don't shake your fist and/or squirt water at me. That will just **** me off more. Obey the ******* rules and we'll all get along just fine...
One of the many reasons I prefer to ride by myself. In fact here in Jacksonville a cyclist got stabbed on a group ride. I feel ya and do understand your point of view. Its the same way there are tons of tards on the highway doing 45 driving on the left lane, just because of that does not mean they should be banned from the road. The system needs to overhaul the drive test system. Here there is not one question on the test in regards to share the road. The state also does not help at all as the only places that have bike lanes is the $top$ dollaA neighborhoods, aside from those areas you are lucky to have a lane to even change your tire.

On a side note, I just dont want this thread to go a different route, my questions were in regards of people screaming for no reason at all, like complete tards.
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If you can keep up with traffic fine, if your clogging the road expect to get tapped by my brush guard.
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Old 02-20-2011, 07:50 PM   #27
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If you can keep up with traffic fine, if your clogging the road expect to get tapped by my brush guard.
Let me know how that works in your defense trial

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I saw a 50-year old fatass chugging up a hill in his baby blue outfit with his gut hanging out.
Just because you're looking fancy and riding in your little peloton and don't want to break your momentum doesn't give all 10 of your the right to blow through a stop sign right in front of me. If I yell at you, don't shake your fist and/or squirt water at me. That will just **** me off more. Obey the ******* rules and we'll all get along just fine...[/QUOTE]

remember you said this when your a 50 year old doucher
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I can't stand people that are too afraid to pass cyclist on 2-lane roads with oncoming traffic. Your lane is 11ft wide, there is a median that is 1.5 feet wide, that's 12 1/2 feet of roadway. Your giant SUV is 7 feet wide. That means you can give this 2foot wide bicycle 5 and a half feet of road width and still be in your lane. Don't be a wreckless ******* and do 55mph past him, but you don't have to idle behind him waiting for oncoming traffic to clear either, for god's sake.
Ditto, and I'm a cyclist. It bugs me because:

a- I don't trust someone behind me that is that poor of a driver

b - Now all the cagers behind this person are pissed at me for holding up the show.

We have people in my redneck neighborhood yell at us when biking in bike shorts. I don't run in that getup or get off the bike either. I know it looks dorky but it's really the most comfortable stuff on a long ride. I just figure they're ignorant and their own life is their punishment.
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Car horns are louder than yelling cyclists for a reason.

Also, your law is flawed. It should state that a cyclist must allow enough room for the car to safely pass without departing the lane while maintaining a distance of at least 4 feet from the cyclist.

A good cyclist can easily maintain their tires in a 12 inch lane in fair weather barring a steep incline, if the cyclist needs more than 18 inches, they shouldn't be riding on public roads. Maybe we need a licensing examination that allows cyclists the use of highways.
Problem is that a lot of the roads around here (High St. downtown) have these metal grates with huge honking slots that your tires can drop right into. They take up over a foot of the right side of the lane, so now you're out 3ft, and most cars are on the order of 7ft wide.
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Its both the drivers attitudes and cyclist attitudes thats the problem. Share the road...
This....but single file. I bike but I also enjoy motorized vehicles, no reason to ride side by side on a public road. You wanna chat, then take a bike path.
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This....but single file. I bike but I also enjoy motorized vehicles, no reason to ride side by side on a public road. You wanna chat, then take a bike path.
well you do get into the competitive and drafting stuff. Not necesssarily chatting

Drafting and ****, tons of fun

Got to be out on the road by 7 am weekend though.

Most of you guys would really like biking, once you got past the *** wear which is necessary.

But **** we are driving a Miata so who gives a **** what anybody thinks?
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well you do get into the competitive and drafting stuff. Not necesssarily chatting

Drafting and ****, tons of fun

Got to be out on the road by 7 am weekend though.

Most of you guys would really like biking, once you got past the *** wear which is necessary.

But **** we are driving a Miata so who gives a **** what anybody thinks?
Take a big step back and realize you don't have to dress like a *** to ride a roadbike. You must just like dressing like a ***.
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Honestly, though, dressing like a *** makes cycling so much better. Even baggy cycling shorts aren't as comfy as good lycra shorts or bibs.


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This is not, however, a good excuse for wearing a complete USPS TDF team jersey and shorts with sponsor logos, etc. That really is just gay.
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Honestly, though, dressing like a *** makes cycling so much better. Even baggy cycling shorts aren't as comfy as good lycra shorts or bibs.


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This is not, however, a good excuse for wearing a complete USPS TDF team jersey and shorts with sponsor logos, etc. That really is just gay.
Yeah and blisters and boils on the taint are no fun. I agree with complete team is pretty gay. On a long ride a good pair of bibs and a plain colored shirt with pockets for my **** is all I need
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I dressed up as a cyclist for halloween, I was so drunk I didn't even notice the cold, and my dick looked smaller than it already is in my stretchy shorts
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I just hate the ******* cyclists that think they can use my car as a hand hold, or my favorite: Instead of passing stopped cars at a intersection to the far right of the road, they zip in between cars, and stop themselves right at the front where I am sitting at the light. When the light turns green, they themselves dont pay attention when the light turns. They also don't merge to the far right to let people pass on a 45mph road with a huge shoulder, instead; they take their damn sweet time pedaling along like they are going 45mph themselves... but they a really going 25. These are the only type of cyclist I hate. The inconsiderate ****** that think we have to cater to them instead of share.


I am even tolerant of crazy runners, the ones that either come at you in heavy traffic, or go jogging after it freshly snows, and the sidewalks are all covered in plowed snow, so they end up running in the center of the lane on a two lane road. I just patiently wait till I can go around.
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I just hate the ******* cyclists that think they can use my car as a hand hold..
Break check.

Problem solved.
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Yes I get yelled at.

I'm in houston though so like 95% of the population is large and doesnt get why I run for the sheer pleasure of it.
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well you do get into the competitive and drafting stuff. Not necesssarily chatting

Drafting and ****, tons of fun

Got to be out on the road by 7 am weekend though.

Most of you guys would really like biking, once you got past the *** wear which is necessary.

But **** we are driving a Miata so who gives a **** what anybody thinks?
+1 running 8~10 miles at 5am is some much better. Only the other hardcore guys are out.
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