You should read the comments on the page at the link. The cyclists and the fed-up drivers are going at it.
I am sick of the bicyclists in my town. I really don’t care what happens to them at all. If they get killed, being stupid children- I won’t cry about it.
Witnesses told investigators that a bicyclist struck the driver’s side mirror of a Smart car with a heavy bike lock.
That looks like fun to me.
I commute to work on a bike when it’s not raining, and I always CCW when I ride. I’m very polite, too (see: Robert Heinlein).
One of those idiotic Cabinet Members of Obozo bikes to work.
May be commendable BUT the 2 Black Suburbans that have to guard him create twice the pollution than the one it would take to drive him in.
PLUS how much extra fuel while keeping those ‘tanks’ idling at bicycle speeds.
I ride my mountaintrail bike at the shoulder here.
Even so, I have idiots aim at me despite my not doing anything in the lane side of the road.
That said, I have seen bicyclists block the entire road by riding in the lane and expecting everyone to just plod along behind them.
[This in a 55 MPH zone.]
Basically, it’s “this is MY space, stay out of it.” territorial aggression.
I agree with many of the posters here. Just because you have the right of way doesn't mean you should insist upon it. Especially when tonnage rules.
If you're doing it for exercise, a stationary bike makes far more sense. You can do it in the comfort of your own home, more carefully monitor your heart rate, resistance levels, calorie burn, etc. and not have to worry about exhaust fumes, road rash, punctured tires, stop signs, intersections, stop lights etc. In short, in an hour on a stationary bike and an hour on a road bike, you'll get better quality exercise on a stationary bike.
If you're using a bike for commuting or general transportation, a car is far more useful. You get where you're going faster, can carry more stuff with you, and you're not sweating like a hog when you get there. Some people will argue that in a big city they are more efficient (i.e. the bike couriers in NYC), but in all honesty, the only advantage they offer is that it's far easie to flagrantly violate traffic laws on a bicycle.
In my mind, the only place a bike really makes any sense is if you're taking a mountain bike someplace you really can't get in a car.
“the driver then got out of the car”..
Perhaps we need to ban knives. After all, people are getting killed. If it wasn’t for that knife, there would be no crime here.
Not self defense. Bikeliberalmania.
That knife has been hanging around guns for too long and now look what happens. A good knife gone bad. He was probably born to be hunting knife with asperations of becoming a butcher knife. but in the wrong company he went from being a concealed weapon/pocket knife to a STABBER.
If bicycles were banned this wouldn’t have happened.
Are you as dumb in person as you sound on FR?
Lucky for us dumb cyclists that you have good breaks on your steal car. LOL.
Bike riders in MD and DC think they own the road. I like to take my Envoy XUV at 5000 lbs and prove them wrong.
I heard a report on Houston radio about bicycles in the city. Kiosks where you can rent/borrow a bicycle to ride to your destination then turn it in to another Kiosk. It was something like that.
All I could think of is the number of people that would get killed every week with this idea. Maybe people who had never ridden a bike in heavy traffic before would be the first to get run over.
Houston traffic is heavy and there is always some drivers that are in a big hurry and they cut in and out of traffic trying to get a car length ahead. Bikers and these speedy people are in conflict more than slower drivers but it is still easy to NOT see a bike that comes up quickly on your blind side.
A few years ago a bike lane was put on my extremely busy city street. This ‘bike lane’ was nothing more than a stripe painted down the side of the existing pavement. The first week 2 bicycle riders were killed riding in that bike lane.