Skip to comments.Bicyclists who float out of their bike lane.
Posted on 03/13/2014 9:08:14 PM PDT by Kevin in California
Sorry, have to vent as I cannot stand these moronic liberal bicyclists in their stupid monogram tights and stupid gay shoes who cannot stay within the lines of their bike lanes.
To the idiot tonight....keep drifting out of your bike lane and don't be surprised if one day you end up on the underside of my F350.
The stupidest people allowed on public roads.....
Yeah, but they’re saving the environment, doncha know.
re:stupid monogram tights
How about those cyclists who wear those bike suits, which cling like a second skin, they are so tight. I too am surprised, at the recklessness of allegedly skilled cyclists. They don’t obey the rules of the road, in too many cases. ,
Is it just me, or have they gotten even more obnoxious since the California legislature passed a law giving them 3 feet of space on any road, no matter how narrow? I really hate the ones that ride side by side in the bike lane, with one in the road, instead of single file. On the narrow roads where I live, that means we have to slow down to 15mph to wait to pass them if a car is coming the other way. What jerks!
Those tights are what I’m referring to.
Don’t they look so cute in em?
Don't just conclude that those who you don't like must be liberals.
But then, if you live in California...your conclusions might be correct.
I’m with ya
These buttholes in spandex make a lot of people very angry
I saw a guy IN SPANDEX.....the Uniform.....run a stop sign looking over his left shoulder....before he HIT a truck that had legally proceeded and preceded him into the intersection.
I ride a speedy electric bike but do not WEAR spandex...nor weave nor race though stops...and these CLOWNS are making a lot of motorist upset with ALL BIKE RIDERS.
I regulary have them barely miss me as they pass in busy traffic....with a “ON YOUR LEFT”...warning
Ive taken to yelling back...... ISNT JUST ABOUT EVERYBODY AROUND HERE....
I can’t stand the mamits (middle aged men in tights).
Amen, RR and ditto.
It’s easy to come on here and vent your frustration and I have not problem with that. Just keep your paintbrush aimed at the few who pissed you off and not the rest of us who ride single file, obey traffic laws, and being tax-paying automobile and pickup drivers ourselves, have as much right to use the roads as anyone.
As for spandex bike shorts and colorful eye-catching jerseys, I guess some would make the same stupid comments about hunters wearing blaze orange or those wussies who refuse to play football without proper gear and pads. There is a reason for everything.
Socks and kielbasa... The cyclists’ friends.
what ticks me off is when they ride side by side with me behind them, they are supposed to go single file
there is no excuse for spandex
In Florida, one is required to give a 3 foot cushion to a bicyclist. There are roads marked here where the bike rider has full access to the road.
Don’t even think about hitting a biker, it will not go well for the operator of the vehicle.
> Yeah, but theyre saving the environment, doncha know.
Consuming more oxygen and spitting out more carbon dioxide so not so sure about that. Plus they’re doing it for selfish reasons. To atract more gay men by keeping their weight down and their buns tight. The lefties won’t like this type of thinking though because it mimics their own brand...: )
I approached and stopped at a four way stop sign then started to go. A mamit at high speed ran the stop, making a left turn in front of me. I hit the brakes and gave him a hands up sign (all fingers spread and palms facing me) signaling : WTF?????
He flipped me off and shouted A-hole!!
That did it.
I knew the road he was on and ¼ mile away was a freeway underpass. I made a right turn, timed it so we both were under the freeway at the same time. As I passed him I gave a long loud blast of the horn scaring the crap out of him.
Yeah, I was a jerk to do so, but it felt better.
They are arrogant jerks who demand equality to the roads.
It’s no contest when sumpin 2,500 pounds meets 200 pounds.
kindah like arguing with bulls that you have as much right to be on the range as they do.
Dead men have no rights....
Come on up to Eugene, OR and really lose your mind. By local ordinance, the bikers have the right of way regardless. Even if they’re in the wrong, they’re right. Nerve racking.
Afraid you are preaching to the choir.....
Bicyclists: yet another obnoxious breed of flaming narcissists our society is plagued with during our final descent into the abyss.
I am a cyclist and know many who are devout conservatives.
Stupid knows no political party. Only one cure I know of seems to remedy it............
"Do as you would a deer: Drive through it."
Why put others at risk?
Regardless, just remember the golden rule: After a vehicle-pedestrian/cyclist accident, clearly claim your adherence to the 5th Amendment Right to remain silent and then SHUT THE HELL UP and let an attorney speak for you.
Be careful because bicyclists do seem to get more leeway in terms of accidents. My mother was fully stopped at a crossway when a bicyclist ran right into the side of her car. Guess who won the insurance lawsuit? The guy on the bike of course.
But don’t lose sight on the plight of us other bicyclers, though. I once crossed a street that had a car waiting behind a stop sign for traffic to clear, and got T-boned, almost crushed beneath the wheels. I was wearing no peacock-colored tight spandex, by the way. Since I wasn’t injured and the bike seemed OK, I let it go.
So bicycles are stupid?
Even kids ride bicycles for exercise...and moms and dads.
Or is it that you are jealous?
So try to remedy that, blubber butt.;-)
This guy is probably a member of Critical Ass.
I've gotta say that "drifting" off the shoulder is often caused by debris on the edge of the road like broken glass and shrapnel left over from vehicle collisions.
For every stupid or inconsiderate bike rider (not cyclist) there are many more imbeciles who operate motor vehicles.
I like to clip bicyclists when they won’t stay in their shoulder lane and insist on causing wrecks on curvy, hilly roads that are meant for transport and not bike hobbyists.
They have convinced me they have a death threat not only for themselves, but everybody else on the road. Doesn’t bother them a bit if they cause a head-on with heavy vehicles.
Therefore, doesn’t bother me a bit when one of them bite the dust, or bumper.
As a life long runner, let me also condemn the idiot cyclists who use the sidewalks.
As I tell my friends and family, if I fail to come home after a run, that means I’ve been run down by a bicycle, or, knocked into oncoming traffic by a bicycle.
I have a term that I’ve been using for years: JIPU’s
It means jerks in pickups. The worst, most rudest drivers I encounter in CA drive pickup trucks. For some reason, their ride is part of their identity.
Anyway, I’m a constitution-loving cyclist who wears ‘cycling gear. Why do you assume that cyclists are liberals? Oh, you identify with your truck. I get it.
Cycling gear or for the sake of this debate, did you mean gay spandex with those fruitcake shoes?
I’m just askin.....
Can’t be said enough. FreeRepublic supposedly represents the conservative, intellectually honest, and thinking end of the spectrum. But I am amazed at the number of people here who lump everyone into small groups, or fly off the handle on one side of a story.
There are some people who tend to judge others in a hasty manner and assume superiority over them without justification. I used to think it was the mark of a liberal.
It’s sad to see a person who is inconvenienced for a few seconds becomes so affected by it that they decide to take their problems to the internet.
We may have other issues at work. It’s sad to see all this happen.
So bicycles are stupid?
Inanimate objects cannot exhibit any degree of intellect, most bicyclists - yes. IF you ride smart, we will never meet.....
If I ride on the road, I look at every car that approaches me from the back side and make sure they are looking at me and I get over to the right.
I do not understand those that do not even look.
Pedestrians and joggers do the same thing, walking along with their ear buds in too.
I was bicycling in the San Francisco bay area before bicycling was cool. Once you physically get to the point where you can keep up and merge with traffic (street level, not the freeway) one can be less of a nuisance. The idiots that would do many of the actions mentioned in previous posts (riding side by side, acting like they own the road, etc.) pissed me off too. The best attitude to have as the bicyclist is assuming that no one can see you, that you are in everyone’s blind spot; when in doubt, pull over & wait for the danger to pass. It may be boring, but it is certainly healthier than acting like those pricks that own the entire road.
Memo to self,
Pack my Kahr P9 when road-biking, just in case I run into a closet-case with unresolved latent issues, who insists on projecting his hatred of himself onto me by attempting to run me down with his F-250.
Use your horn.
Bookmarking this thread in case anyone named Kevin ever hits me. Should be good for an extra 10 years.
They seem to think it is OK to ride half a block on the sidewalk if the restaurant they work for is in the middle of the block. They’re still coming up behind people or who are totally unaware of them, or coming straight toward people, no matter where on the block their destination is.
You also must realize that FR has been infiltrated by liberals who desire to discredit conservatives? By passing themselves off as conservatives, the more outlandish they are, the better they like it.
can some cyclist tell me why they wear spandex..... they don’t seem gay so why wear it/
No one over 16 should be allowed to have a bicycle!!!