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Old October 4th, 2013, 12:17 PM   #1
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You\\\\\\\\\\'re going to kill someone

I think he makes some valid points.

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And yes, I am one of those cyclists that ensures you do not pass me intill it's safe by riding in the middle of the lane.
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Flame suit?!! You're going to need this.....

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Regardless, this is why I stick to trails or areas with paths.
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Regardless, cyclists have a death wish. Do cyclist realize how many muslim women wearing burka's out there can't drive? Or the old people who are dazed and confused? Let's not forget about those texting teenagers!!!
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Bicyclist?...............when you ride in the traffic lane and the bike path is next to you.........well I won't bother to say you're a fool............

Then .........ride the sidewalk but cross the road ( intersection) without stopping because you have the right of way......?


Many bicyclists have a death wish.......the rest are just obnoxious.


I live near the beaches and state parks..............the tourists are the worst.
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i live in a tourist area and we get shit-loads of cyclists on main highways and rural backroads. One type of cyclist that really pisses me off: the-riding-on-the-center-line guy.

You meet a pack of cyclists and there's always a part of the group riding four or five wide and into the oncoming lane. Harley guys are guilty of this one too. I don't care if you're in a fucking race...I don't want to hit you, so stay the fukc out of my lane.
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Regardless, cyclists have a death wish. Do cyclist realize how many muslim women wearing burka's out there can't drive? Or the old people who are dazed and confused? Let's not forget about those texting teenagers!!!
You could say that just about everybody who is on the road has a death wish with that reasoning. I can't control the people who don't know how to drive, or pay attention, but I can do my best to communicate to those that are 'good' drivers. Part of that is being visible (lights, bright cloths) and communicating that I'm not passable at the moment and you're just going to have to wait.

WHen it comes down to it, "He was slowing me down, I was late for work" or "He has no right to be on the road" won't hold any water in court and won't console any of the Families involved. One person will go to jail and the other could be dead or paralyzed. Loose loose. I think the point of this article is to try and show people that it's not a big deal if you have to wait an extra couple seconds to go around a bike.
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I get that bikers have legal rights, and I'm fine with that.

But having the right of way doesn't make you any less dead. Whenever I'm on my bike I try to remember that when anywhere near traffic.
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You could say that just about everybody who is on the road has a death wish with that reasoning. I can't control the people who don't know how to drive, or pay attention, but I can do my best to communicate to those that are 'good' drivers. Part of that is being visible (lights, bright cloths) and communicating that I'm not passable at the moment and you're just going to have to wait.

WHen it comes down to it, "He was slowing me down, I was late for work" or "He has no right to be on the road" won't hold any water in court and won't console any of the Families involved. One person will go to jail and the other could be dead or paralyzed. Loose loose. I think the point of this article is to try and show people that it's not a big deal if you have to wait an extra couple seconds to go around a bike.
disagree with your first part here, Muslin lady hits you on bike = much more damage then hitting your car, chances of survival are very very different, and incomparable.
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I came across this raging asshole, who instead of using the beautiful border to border trail system that is designed for non motorized travel across Washtenaw county, he chose to tie up a lane of a well traveled road.

I understand they have rights and are entitled to ride on the road but when you have an amazing trail system to ride on 10 feet away.
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and if your out walking towards oncoming traffic on the side of the road before sunrise without any sort of reflective clothing or light source, fuk you too!
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I came across this raging asshole, who instead of using the beautiful border to border trail system that is designed for non motorized travel across Washtenaw county, he chose to tie up a lane of a well traveled road.

I understand they have rights and are entitled to ride on the road but when you have an amazing trail system to ride on 10 feet away.
I see this special type of Dick-head, quite often as well. If he's going to be on the street, put plates and INS on the bike. That'll encourage sidewalk use, and i won't spill my latte when i hit this speed bump, i.mean cyclist.
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I see this special type of Dick-head, quite often as well. If he's going to be on the street, put plates and INS on the bike. That'll encourage sidewalk use, and i won't spill my latte when i hit this speed bump, i.mean cyclist.
Do you think he knows how hard it was for me to shift gears, take a photo with my cell phone and avoid his ass? Screw these assholes! I'm glad I had no latte.

Had I been in my range rover I would have had no worries.
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WHen it comes down to it, "He was slowing me down, I was late for work" or "He has no right to be on the road" won't hold any water in court and won't console any of the Families involved.
True, but you, the bicyclist, would still be dead in that situation. I would never risk my life or paralysis on whether something is legal.
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At least that's how I feel. I worked in Commerce, and my routes were always through Walled Lake, Birmingham, West Bloomfield, and Royal Oak. Many cyclists, and it made the work day (sometimes) frustrating. The cyclists seemed like they thought they owned the road. Very dangerous. If the town/city is heavily populated with cyclists, have designated cycle paths, not just one.
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i agree with most points above, i ride my bicycle a lot...a nd yes every monday over 1000 of us ride in a pack and jam up parts of downtown detroit. but on normal rides alone or with 2 or 3 people ride on the sidewalk. if unavailable ride as close to the side as possible
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I'll listen to what cyclist have to say about riding on the road when you can go to Mackinac Island and the "traffic" on the road isn't all fucked up and people aren't going each and every way humanly possible.
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if you want us to respect you on the road keep up with traffic, if you're riding 20mph in a 55, get the fukc off the road, there are plenty of bike paths and areas that have a speed limit alot closer to your speed.
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I've been told riders prefer streets over Bike paths/trails. Because paths/ trails have more stop signs, and people walking slowing them down.
I ride a motorcycle and a bicycle, so I defend the right to the roads. But I ride the paths trails over the streets. We have a few group rides in my area. They do not use the white pine trail but stay on main roads. Many hog the roads ride in packs and prevent passing. Lots of people complained about them this year.
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I have to say I disagree with a lot of the things posted.

The law gives bikes the right to exist on the road with vehicles. You may disagree with this the same way you disagree with speed limits and the rest of the motor vehicle code, but that doesn't change the fact that it's a law.
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