Bicycle thread

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Zodiac, Jul 10, 2006.

  1. barnyard

    barnyard Verbal tactician Super Moderator

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    Good article. Sometimes, riders do bring this stuff on themselves. I would love to see our local popo writing some tickets to riders for running stop signs, riding on the wrong side of the street or riding way too fast on the sidewalk.

    It would not take that many tickets to send a very loud message to my local community.
  2. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    And this guy is a doctor?! Makes you wonder how many patients he might have killed. :huh
  3. YakSpout

    YakSpout Obstacle Allusion

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    Wouldn't have wanted to go into his ER in a bicycle helmet, though. :eek1
  4. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    No. But his being in a jail cell has lessened the chances of a bicyclist having to go to the ER. :lol3
  5. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    That only confirms that his ego and self-image were already inflated to where he thought the law didn't apply to him. This wasn't his first issue with cyclists.

    We all have occasional issues - doesn't matter if we're in a car, on a motorcycle or on a bicycle. I suspect that if you're someone who is always having issues with another particular class, you may want to examine your own actions first.

    I've got just over 3,000 cycling miles YTD and I can count the number of issues I've had with motorists while on the bicycle on 1 hand. On the other hand, there aren't enough hands in the room to count the number of issues I've had with other drivers while driving myself. I'm probably one of the more aggressive hybrid-driving-HOV-lane-using fools you'll ever see. :wink: And yes, that's mostly on me. I take responsibility for it too.


    Of course, I could hit while riding the bike tomorrow and die too. :deal
  6. goodolguzzi

    goodolguzzi Guzzen around the hood

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    Seeings how i'm staying approx in the middle of the start & finsh...bigolebrain had an idea!

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    time to climb...the Campton/Waterville side of SandwichNotch...it's a bitch :deal

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    motocontent!!!

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    I made it...time for a few PBR :1drink

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    about 50/50 tar/dirt...2700 climb feet...and i wondered why the PBR tasted so good :lol3

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  7. djb_rh

    djb_rh Been here awhile

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    Here's a new Leadville update, for anyone interested. The CTS camp is highly recommended.


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  8. Schnickelfritz

    Schnickelfritz pick, grin, repeat

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    Um, mother fucking excuse me? Not sure I read this right.
  9. vfr700

    vfr700 172S

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    I think you did read it correctly. Piss off the motoring public and expect aggravated assault in the form of a car brake checking you...copy that. I think a violent felony is appropriate given the circumstances, after all they bring it on themselves.
  10. zippy

    zippy Hinter dem Feld

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    wow you must be fun at parties
  11. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    I've lost the subject-verb agreement in your last statement. Who brought what on themselves? The dr. who is going to jail for passing and then causing an accident while injuring two cyclists OR the cyclists who were riding in a legal manner?
  12. vfr700

    vfr700 172S

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    It was a fragmented thought. How one can lay any blame on the cyclists for such a violent act ("...riders do bring this on themselves") is absurd. Regardless of how the cyclists were riding, agg. assault with a vehicle is an egregious response.
  13. melville

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    I thought the first bridge looked familiar, then the Notch Road sign, but Blair Bridge confirmed it. Nice ride! Been 25 years since I did that one, glad to see the road connecting SN road to 175 at Wishman Hill is still open. I'll be there in a coupla weeks showing my kids Big Rock and all the other Mad River swimming holes.
  14. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    Thanks - I think the punishment fit the crime and for the icing on the cake, I'm sure a civil action will quickly follow.

    (I'm in Ahwatukee - have recently started riding the Saturday morning rides with the PMBC - if you're on any of these, look for me - a blue recumbent.)
  15. vfr700

    vfr700 172S

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    I find myself on Pecos every now and then, hopefully we will cross paths.
  16. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    Good deal - I'm taking a week off the bike and that ends Saturday. After that, I'm on Pecos and other parts of Ahwatukee from roughly 0430 to 0530 most morning at least until the heat breaks and I can ride after work. Hope to see you out - safe riding otherwise.
  17. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    The text underneath says that he was inconsolable after losing the race because the cleat on his shoe came loose from the pedal.

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  18. zippy

    zippy Hinter dem Feld

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    Plantation triathlete Molli Serrano was riding through Weston with more than 30 cyclists when a sheriff's deputy stopped them around dawn, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

    Serrano was the only one given a $65 ticket on March 6. Her offense: riding outside the bike lane – a violation the deputy said was committed by most everyone in the group. Deputy Dominic Raimondi says Serrano got the ticket because she stood out in her purple outfit. He said there were so many cyclists, he had to choose one, so he chose to "fixate" on the woman in purple.

    Serrano, a cancer survivor, wears purple to bring awareness to pancreatic cancer. The group left the bike lane to pass a slower rider – which is allowed by state law, said her attorney, Jonathan Ewing. Serrano, a stay-at-home mom who rides 200 miles a week with the Weston Flyers, said she's contesting the ticket as a matter of principle.
  19. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    I'm glad the cops are finally doing something about these lawless hooligans.


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  20. RxZ

    RxZ Legal Drug Dealer

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    Completely off topic from the last few posts, but I forgot to mention this when it happened.

    So, last week I was at my local trail for the first time feeling really good about myself for wanting to be in better shape and have fun doing it. Well, along comes this guy who is doing much better than me which is reasonable. However, he is pedaling kinda funny. I get to looking, and he only has ONE LEG! :eek1 Riding a MTB!

    Much respect to that guy :freaky