Skip to comments.Most fellow cyclists rude, arrogant jerks
Posted on 06/19/2008 9:32:28 PM PDT by george76
One thing that always strikes me about so many of my "fellow" cyclists that Roenfeldt is apparently not cognizant of, is how rude and arrogant cyclists tend to be.
I mostly ride the metro area's extensive trails and paths and I try to extend every courtesy to others. I rarely encounter fellow cyclists with the same view, though. Rather, I see them rocketing silently out of darkened underpasses causing elderly strollers to leap into the brush alongside the path and rushing in silence up behind unsuspecting families with pets and small children, never uttering a word of warning
From my own experience, their attitudes are, if anything, even worse on the streets.
There's a very, very good reason so many view those of us who are cyclists as rude, arrogant jerks. Most of us are.
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Funny thing though, when some of the same trails were open to motorized use there wasn't a problem, the dirt bike and Jeep crowd was always polite. The standard mountain bike greeting to a hiker is usually "out of the way m f."
Last weekend a couple passed me and a friend while we were passing a jogger. They were completely silent.
I caught up to them and said “I am on your left, I say that so you know I am here. You passed me while I was trying to safely passed that jogger, you unsafely passed me and put all 5 of us at risk”.
The woman responded “thanks for the advice” I couldn't really tell if she was being sarcastic or not.
In Portland OR, the cyclists know their rights. If you are making a right hand turn and a cyclist is trying to pass on the right, they will kill themselves rather than slow down and let you turn.
Oregon cyclists are the most arrogant, condescending jerks to ever get squished by a bus/truck. I enjoy riding but most are idiots.
Pray for W and Our Troops
No comment on the so-called “cyclists”.
I ride my bike in shorts and a tee-shirt, They wear homo garb. ‘nuf said.
Not only are they rude, arrogant jerks, but they dress like rodeo-clowns from San Francisco. -Wb
And they tend have this liberal attitude that manages to condescend and look ridiculous all at once.
We own a ranch in Californias San Bernardino mountains. There is a trail around our ranch that the Forest Service put in for the bikers, but they prefer to go through our place. They throw snack wrappers and drink bottles on the ground, and mouth off if confronted. I am vertically challenged, and put “NO TRESPASSING” signs as high as I can, and they always manage to rip them down. They go over gates and fences and destroy it as much as possible. One of these days someone will get hurt. They may have problems with a bear or cougar or rattlesnake, or possibly even some of my livestock. These jerks would not hesitate to sue me if they hurt themselves in the process of violating my rights.
Just head a bit east from Coors in Golden. You’ll see over a dozen markers where they’ve been splattered.
Yet they still pedal along that winding and narrow road. 18-wheelers turning the corners, wildlife....
And then the family blames the driver of the large truck that they just splattered against at 40 MPH, instead of the moron who is going to assert his “rights”.
Sounds like you need to invest in a big dog and train him to eat cyclists.
No self respecting Walking Dude would like the cyclists.
Southpark’s “SMUG” episode comes to mind. The one where everyone starts driving hybrids and start acting totally condescending to everyone else...the one where liberal adults fart, then bend down and smell their own fart and think it smells wonderful...?
Boy they nailed the lib attitude on this one.
That would get them knocked right off their bike with me.
Somebody needs to post that image of the car plowing into the group of bikers a week or so ago...
BTW, spandex on men is just nasty. I don't care WHO you are!
When the weather isn’t cooperative, but mostly meaning early spring/late fall, I wear jeans with the right pant leg rolled up, so it doesn’t get caught in the sprocket.
Other than that, during warm days, shorts and T-shirt for me too. I know how to ride.
***Southparks SMUG episode comes to mind. The one where everyone starts driving hybrids and start acting totally condescending to everyone else...the one where liberal adults fart, then bend down and smell their own fart and think it smells wonderful...?***
I do that, smells terrible and I still laugh like an idiot.
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