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Bicyclists who float out of their bike lane.
03-13-2014 | Me

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.....


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1 posted on 03/13/2014 9:08:14 PM PDT by Kevin in California
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To: Kevin in California

Yeah, but they’re saving the environment, doncha know.


2 posted on 03/13/2014 9:10:57 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Kevin in California

re:stupid monogram tights

I agree.


3 posted on 03/13/2014 9:11:06 PM PDT by Nevadan
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To: Kevin in California

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. ,


4 posted on 03/13/2014 9:11:22 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (as)
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To: Kevin in California

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!


5 posted on 03/13/2014 9:12:20 PM PDT by Defiant (Let the Tea Party win, and we will declare peace on the American people and go home.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Those tights are what I’m referring to.

Don’t they look so cute in em?


6 posted on 03/13/2014 9:13:16 PM PDT by Kevin in California
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To: Kevin in California
I am a cyclist and know many who are devout conservatives.

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.

7 posted on 03/13/2014 9:13:56 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: Kevin in California

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....


8 posted on 03/13/2014 9:17:00 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: Kevin in California

I can’t stand the mamits (middle aged men in tights).


9 posted on 03/13/2014 9:18:37 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparison.)
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To: RoosterRedux

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.


10 posted on 03/13/2014 9:19:43 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Michael.SF.

Socks and kielbasa... The cyclists’ friends.


11 posted on 03/13/2014 9:20:26 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: Kevin in California

what ticks me off is when they ride side by side with me behind them, they are supposed to go single file


12 posted on 03/13/2014 9:21:13 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: bigbob

there is no excuse for spandex


13 posted on 03/13/2014 9:23:35 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: bigbob
My bad, what was I thinking?  photo gaycyc1-715842_zpsdc839123.jpg  photo 29960_1380596529032_1655502273_860887_1496083_n_zpsb444dafe.jpg
14 posted on 03/13/2014 9:27:11 PM PDT by Kevin in California
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To: Kevin in California

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.


15 posted on 03/13/2014 9:27:56 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: smokingfrog

> Yeah, but they’re 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...: )


16 posted on 03/13/2014 9:28:41 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Kevin in California
A little ‘vengence’ story regarding a bicyclist:

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.

17 posted on 03/13/2014 9:33:55 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparison.)
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To: Kevin in California

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....


18 posted on 03/13/2014 9:34:43 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Kevin in California

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.


19 posted on 03/13/2014 9:37:10 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Kevin in California

Afraid you are preaching to the choir.....


20 posted on 03/13/2014 9:40:19 PM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (Had Enough Yet ? ........................ Enforce the Bill of Rights ......... It's the LAW !!!)
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To: Kevin in California

Bicyclists: yet another obnoxious breed of flaming narcissists our society is plagued with during our final descent into the abyss.


21 posted on 03/13/2014 9:40:48 PM PDT by dagogo redux
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To: RoosterRedux

I am a cyclist and know many who are devout conservatives.
-=o=-
Stupid knows no political party. Only one cure I know of seems to remedy it............


22 posted on 03/13/2014 9:42:37 PM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (Had Enough Yet ? ........................ Enforce the Bill of Rights ......... It's the LAW !!!)
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To: Kevin in California
Coupla beers and I'm sayin,

"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.

23 posted on 03/13/2014 9:42:37 PM PDT by logi_cal869
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To: Kevin in California

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.


24 posted on 03/13/2014 9:45:15 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: S.O.S121.500

So bicycles are stupid?


25 posted on 03/13/2014 9:48:39 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: dagogo redux
You aren't that frikken stupid, are you?

Even kids ride bicycles for exercise...and moms and dads.

Or is it that you are jealous?

26 posted on 03/13/2014 9:51:24 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: Kevin in California
It's probably due to the economy, but lately there have been many more bicyclists about, even with the lousy weather.

But these guys (and gals) are annoying in a slightly different way. No spandex, but they're riding towards oncoming traffic in the same lane (close to the curb), wearing street clothes that blend into the background.

Now, I try to watch out for bicyclists, even the annoying ones, but the average driver isn't expecting to have objects hurtling towards them in their own lane. Typically, you don't see the cyclist until they emerge from behind the car in front of you. If you're going 35 and they're going 10, you suddenly have an object hurtling towards you at 45mph in an unexpected place that you have to quickly identify and avoid (if you can). It's suicidal on their part. I almost wish these guys would wear day-glow spandex so they'd stand out a bit more.
27 posted on 03/13/2014 9:54:31 PM PDT by chrisser (Senseless legislation does nothing to solve senseless violence.)
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To: S.O.S121.500
BTW, I ride and abide by the laws of the road...and I carry when I ride.

So try to remedy that, blubber butt.;-)

28 posted on 03/13/2014 9:55:43 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: Kevin in California

This guy is probably a member of Critical Ass.


29 posted on 03/13/2014 10:01:02 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Kevin in California; nutmeg; whattajoke; Aeronaut; jern; concentric circles; Petronski; Voss; ...

Bike Ping

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.

30 posted on 03/13/2014 10:01:15 PM PDT by Baynative (Got bulbs? Check my profile page.)
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31 posted on 03/13/2014 10:05:34 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: RoosterRedux

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.


32 posted on 03/13/2014 10:08:56 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: Kevin in California

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.


33 posted on 03/13/2014 10:14:47 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: Kevin in California

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.


34 posted on 03/13/2014 10:16:27 PM PDT by Loud Mime (Character matters for those who understand the concept)
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To: Loud Mime

Cycling gear or for the sake of this debate, did you mean gay spandex with those fruitcake shoes?

I’m just askin.....

Carry on....


35 posted on 03/13/2014 10:23:24 PM PDT by Kevin in California
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To: Baynative

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.


36 posted on 03/13/2014 10:32:49 PM PDT by Yogafist
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To: Baynative

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.


37 posted on 03/13/2014 10:33:33 PM PDT by Loud Mime (Character matters for those who understand the concept)
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To: Kevin in California
Up here in the wine country where the state has developed bike routes I love to drive one road where it is a 4 mile steep uphill and passing all those red faced flatlanders walking their bikes up the hill. Nature is not kind to dumbbells.
38 posted on 03/13/2014 10:36:17 PM PDT by crazyhorse691 (Obama is just the symptom of what is destroying the U.S.)
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To: RoosterRedux

So bicycles are stupid?
-=o=-
Inanimate objects cannot exhibit any degree of intellect, most bicyclists - yes. IF you ride smart, we will never meet.....


39 posted on 03/13/2014 10:39:11 PM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (Had Enough Yet ? ........................ Enforce the Bill of Rights ......... It's the LAW !!!)
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To: Kevin in California

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.


40 posted on 03/13/2014 10:44:51 PM PDT by right way right (America has embraced the suck of Freedumb.)
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To: Kevin in California
I understand your frustration. Thiss will help.
41 posted on 03/13/2014 10:45:46 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Kevin in California

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.


42 posted on 03/13/2014 10:45:56 PM PDT by Ronaldus Magnus III (Do, or do not, there is no try.)
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To: Kevin in California

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.


43 posted on 03/13/2014 10:56:06 PM PDT by Monitor ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false-front for the urge to rule it." - H. L. Mencken)
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To: Kevin in California

Use your horn.


45 posted on 03/13/2014 11:04:47 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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Bookmarking this thread in case anyone named Kevin ever hits me. Should be good for an extra 10 years.


46 posted on 03/13/2014 11:15:59 PM PDT by tahoeblue
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To: zeestephen

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.


47 posted on 03/13/2014 11:28:20 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: Yogafist

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.


48 posted on 03/14/2014 12:55:16 AM PDT by LouAvul (In a state of disbelief as to how liberals destroyed America in a mere 40 years.)
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To: Kevin in California

can some cyclist tell me why they wear spandex..... they don’t seem gay so why wear it/


49 posted on 03/14/2014 12:59:59 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: smokingfrog

No one over 16 should be allowed to have a bicycle!!!


50 posted on 03/14/2014 1:03:11 AM PDT by dalereed
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