Bicycles on the road

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by ThatOtherGuy, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. fallingoff

    fallingoff Banned

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    you said it gummy bear

    jealous

    would like to ride my pushie at Yellowstone

    just hope the north Koreans or Yellowstone

    blow up and cause a nuclear winter first

    cheers
  2. vfr700

    vfr700 172S

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    Do you Aussies still have lead paint? You've got to stop eating paint chips.
  3. Warin

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    More likely the horse meat coming in from Europe... mad horse disease? :1drinkOlder houses still have lead paint.. and asbestos too.

    Unfortunate in one part of Oztrailia they are looking at letting shooters into National Parks ... the rangers are after flack jackets... may not be a good idea to ride a bicycle through a National Park here then.

    Humm... Must get started on making the bananna chips today.
  4. fallingoff

    fallingoff Banned

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    no sense of humour
  5. fallingoff

    fallingoff Banned

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    they let shooters into parks in Victoria

    us parks are so far ahead of ours in management its not funny

    nothing like being brought up in a asbestos and lead paint house

    oh and dildron( not sure of spelling ) sprayed everywhere for termites

    the chemicals I've absorbed at work

    would probably fill up the periodic table

    lol

    cheers
  6. Warin

    Warin Retired

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    It is not the management but the Political leadership - and we voters that are to blame for policy..

    As for chemical exposure I'm afraid the states have a fair bit of that too... in Oz we a lots of birds in our cities .. you don't find so much of that in US cities .. they sprayed for bugs a lot and killed them off...
  7. fallingoff

    fallingoff Banned

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    yep at heart I'm a green

    but would never vote for them

    very sad

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  8. dolomoto

    dolomoto Destroyer of Motorcycles

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    I hosted two cyclists this week. One was a scheduled Warmshowers guest. He met up with another cyclist (a German national) and they rode together the next day.

    They were riding along US 17 just south of Richmond Hill, Ga (a designated bicycle route). The two cyclists were riding single file just a few inches off the white line. A passing tractor-trailer clipped the lead cyclist...injuring him badly enough for the divided 4 lane to be shut down for several hours for the investigation and for the LifeFlight to land.

    The orange marks in the foreground are where the cyclist was riding when he was hit. He was thrown approximately 75'. He lived.

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    The TT driver did not stop. For sure he knew he passed two cyclists...really, REALLY FUCKING CLOSE...but not a shit was given. This picture was taken the next day (a weekday) at the same time as the crash/vehicular assault of the previous day.

    (sigh)

    We hosted the injured cyclist after his 3 day hospital stay...he is able to recuperate with a previous WS host. The young man who was our original guest was quite shaken but continued northbound.

    I'd like to hear from our cagers about what the fuck these two cyclists were doing that deserved what they got.

    :ear
  9. fallingoff

    fallingoff Banned

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    i'm very sorry

    they did everything right

    but for the fool in the truck

    just a tap on the brake

    blinker on

    check his blind spot

    moved into the other lane

    but he couldn't stay in his own lane

    and clipped the cyclist

    only takes a moment to care for other road users

    my best wishes on a speedy recovery

    cheers
  10. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    This snapshot is from a guy on a recumbent site. I'll post the video below.

    They were riding in FL - on the video, you can see the driver deliberately close in on the cyclist. It's hard to see but he did the same to another cyclist back a bit.

    There was no traffic coming the other way - you can see that in the video.

    Needless to say, it was quite easy to ID the truck, the driver and the company. The owner of the company suspended the driver and read him the riot act.

    Most of y'all will never experience a truck, doing at least 65 mph, pass you this close. This rider is damn lucky that he wasn't sucked into the trailer.

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    Here's the video.

    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/w5iRQ2V-InU?feature=player_detailpage" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    And the original thread.
  11. doxiedog

    doxiedog Been here awhile

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  12. Rajin Cajun

    Rajin Cajun Been here awhile

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    Did 11.58 miles on the Mtn bike today. The weather is unbelievable ( for South LA anyway! :jkam ) No aholes encountered but I did see a few really cute joggers! :evil
  13. Warin

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    A problem with those is mounting and demounting.. try it before you buy! You'll need balance and dexterity .. lots of both.
  14. 250senuf

    250senuf Long timer

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    ATGATT!! ATGATT!! :D

    Good luck. I get vertigo at times, so a high wheeler is out for me.
  15. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Its not rocket science there folks: do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

    What part about that is so tough to understand? :ear

    ...or... would you pass YOUR kids like that if they were riding a bicycle? (and don't give me that BS about 'I wouldn't let my kids... Kids of any age. ...or brother, sister, or other family member)

    If you wouldn't do it to your own family, why is it OK to do it to someone else's?!

    I've never understood that one. :confused

    Had a lady slow down, roll down her window, and scream something that ended up with 'jackasses' at myself and my riding buddy yesterday. ...on a mile long section of straight road with nothing coming. :norton Too bad my other buddy (that'd been dropped) didn't catch that. He's a town cop!

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    Snowing in Yellowstone the last two days, waiting for it to warm up :cry

    no idjits, no bicycles, just nobody
  17. rdwalker

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    Have been cycling today. As always, I am astounded by the fact that some car drivers were very considerate and nicely swung around me - and yet, some others did not consider me worthy of their fu#@&$ing minimal movement of their steering wheels to give me some breathing space.

    I am still seething, a few hours later, at one particular asshole in a white sedan, that did a close approximation of the maneuver shown in the post quoted below.

    There is a reason I'd never have a gun. Temper! I would show my displeasure right there and then.


    I am always toying with the idea of setting up something on a bike that would record passing traffic, like in that video. Especially license plates.

    In my revenge dreams, after getting off my lightweight bicycle, I am getting into my heavy-duty truck and rolling over the idiot's car in his own driveway. A bit of monster-truck action.

    A good thing I am scared of the law...
  18. fallingoff

    fallingoff Banned

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    yeh I know

    some fool opened his door

    just a little look

    but no

    took my niece out on her pushie

    the other day

    in Berkley California

    it is a very pushie educated community

    heaps around

    oh and it was a local

    she's ok

    day in hosp,

    back on the bike again.
  19. slide

    slide A nation in despair

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    Deserve ain't got nothin' to do with it but he got hit due to riding in the lane instead of the shoulder. It's legal to do so in my state as well and also one gets grazed if one does do.
  20. bwalsh

    bwalsh UUU, UUU!!!

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    Is "grazing" cyclists a prerequisite for drivers in your state? Does the steering wheel not work except only on curves?