Commuting…The strange. The Odd… And the FUN

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by DAKEZ, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. IheartmyNx

    IheartmyNx Ihave2draft

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    hey, another dig... You're good at that.

    Do you live in a Metropolis, in a state that doesn't even have drivers education classes? Well I do.

    When I lived in NC there was an overall conformity and system to driving. The Tennessee system is; if you're lucky enough to pass, you get to go out with the general public.


    But I'm the stupid one... Yeah, in a state that thinks to yield for an emergency vehicle means you pull to the left... Seriously, I heard that gem basically taught in a first offenders class.


    I backed-it-in at a 4 way stop one day and the old man driving the other way, in the other lane didnt like that at all. So he called me some names, told me I was riding "that thing" too fast and got out like he was gonna fight (or pull a gun)...

    But I guess that was my fault too, right? By your expert assumption of me and Nashville drivers? :lol3

    He stopped his truck to yell obscenities at me, got out to fight me, because I made the tail wag... Got any more names to call me based on that?
  2. D R

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    Anyone else notice the bicycle rider illegaly stopped in the crosswalk? Tell me again, what is the purpose of the green box?
  3. windmill

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    My comments were not directed at you or any other particular inmate, nor was the statement that I quoted. I honestly wasn't even thinking of you, please don't blame me if your having trouble with your conscience. :nono

    To answer your question, I am a city p&d driver in the Seattle metropolitan area, and I drive for a company that considers a complaint from a motorist as a "preventable incident", so I don't have the luxury of making up my own rules, and that has carried over to my riding.
    It is very liberating once you decide to not make riding/driving a conflict, consider all other motorists as impediments to your desires, not compound others failures with your own, or force them to do as you want.

    Being on the road can be very enjoyable and virtually stress free if you choose to make it so. Life's too short to ride angry, it's a "preventable incident". :deal
  4. Mister D

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    As a UPS driver, I agree with your statement wholeheartedly. Well said.
  5. DAKEZ

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    Anyone getting angry when they ride is doing it wrong. :beer
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    Hey Brown, greetings from Purple (freight) :beer
  7. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    If someone's a commercial driver, they HAVE to toe the line to keep their job. Personally, it'd drive me nuts. I think it's healthy to vent rather than to keep it bottled up. Especially when someone turns left in front of me and I miss him by less than a half inch.
  8. IheartmyNx

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    Right, and my comments are not directed at you or any other particular inmate, but some of us ride bikes we view can't get away from some ppl wanting a conflict...

    So as nice and easy as it sounds, TBT it's not as easy to some to just ignore it, turn the other cheek and ride away.

    If people have gotten so mad they've done the things they've done to me, it's not hard to surmise them giving chase to the guy that would rather flee than fight...

    Trying to explain to the all-knowing judge-jury-executioners there's a dirtbike under what looks like a crotchrocket is something I don't wanna have to do after they're picking me out of a trucks tailgate, or off the hood of a Chrysler.



    Like the last guy in my last post, or the guy that raced me to the end of the passing zone then got out like he wanted to fight me, or the guy the other day that followed me to my moms house... I had nothing to do with their conscious decision to do that.


    Here are the types of assholes I don't have the freedom to choose are out and want to have to deal with every time I go out for a ride...
  9. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    IF there's a bike lane, why does it matter? We/they're riding out of traffic anyway.

    :ear

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  10. LittleRedToyota

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    it doesn't at all.

    maybe i misinterpreted the picture. it looked to me like the lane behind the green box was a regular lane...that cars were supposed to stop where it says "wait here" and bicycles were supposed to go around them and queue up in front of them in the green box.

    i'm all for bicycle lanes. assuming they are designed and constructed correctly, they allow bicycles to safely use the roads without impeding traffic flow. they're a win-win as i see it.
  11. LittleRedToyota

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    "we have never crossed that yellow line." isn't true...given that the front bike crossed the double yellow to pass the truck.

    certainly doesn't justify the truck's reaction, but it helps to not deny reality and to own up to one's own actions and admit one's own errors when trying to convince someone else of the error of their ways.

    is it legal to pass on a double yellow there?

    i'm curious what the outcome was? if i were the cop, there would be tickets for reckless driving and crossing the double yellow for both the truck and the front bike. then some additional charges for the truck.
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    I don't think the riders were charged, but the guy in the pickup wound up with 2 years. There's a couple of threads about it.
    http://www.maysville-online.com/news/local/article_051d0ae6-32be-55a3-8c37-f0aee97a0bae.html
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  14. DAKEZ

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    The above post already addressed the outcome.

    I will say this. Any pass done safely is a good thing. If it happens too be against the law in some jurisdiction due to outdated legislation or anal transportation departments miss-marking roads then FUCK them.

    I will safely pass where I want and risk getting a performance award.

    That said:
    Idiots that pass in an unsafe manner and injure or kill another should get a bullet in the head. Let's get that one through the legislature. :1drink

    Merry Christmas. :D
  15. IheartmyNx

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    That's already been covered too... And the consensus among sheep is, that's a rule for them to set, and sheep to obey.


    Odd how some hard core riders can't seem to get a motorbike around a car in places where it's designed for something much bigger to overtake...

    Can't seem to get it out of my panties that a motorcycle can do it much less space, and thus a zone is not needed...
  16. IheartmyNx

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    Here's another answer elicited by one's feelings on the subject. But what you forgot is there's two sides to the story here, and you need to know the rational of the asshole that started this whole thing.

    It certainly doesn't justify the trucks reaction, TO YOU.

    But what you don't know, or fail to realize is, was it justified to the asshole driving?


    It takes two to tango, and this is why anyone has problems-period, when driving on public roads. It's how the other person has thoughts or feelings on the matter. Not just yours.
  17. DAKEZ

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    Here is to NOT being a SHEEP. :beer
    I never understood anyone that buys _____ brand of bike and ____ brand of gear and ____ helmet.... then buys T-shirts and stickers and key chains and all the other crap and poo poos anyone that does not agree with them.

    I don't advertise for anyone without getting paid for it and I follow my own rules regardless of the "laws" :D

    Fortunately for me many laws are created with a modicum of common sense. :deal
  18. lemieuxmc

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    "don't wanna have to do after they're picking me out of a trucks tailgate, off the hood of a Chrysler, or pulling me out the back window of an SUV!


    Fixed that for you... just think of it as a little Christmas present. Have a great day! :wink:
  19. IheartmyNx

    IheartmyNx Ihave2draft

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    Yeah, the same kind my puppy leaves me several of in the morning:lol3


    Gee, thanks a lot... :lol3
  20. LittleRedToyota

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    maybe. what is not a good thing is saying "we never crossed the double yellow" when, in fact, that move that started the entire sequence of events was your buddy crossing the double yellow.

    not a good way to get anyone to listen to anything else you might have to say (as you have pretty much destroyed your own credibility and brought your own integrity into question).

    same to you.