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Old 04-25-2015, 06:50 PM
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I ride a good bit in the summer.

I took my first ride tonight actually. I ride on sidewalks on busy streets and on the street in quiet neighborhoods. There are not good bike lanes where I live. I have a ten mile and a twelve mile loop I can do from my house, both are about 75% neighborhoods. I also have a fifteen mile loop I do sometimes that one is mostly main roads, but loops around two beaches and one section has a nice wide bike trail.

I see plenty of bikers in the road, I like my life more than I like riding on smooth pavement.

I see no issue with your picture. If you live in a location where many bike to work, they will and should have bike lanes. Its not a priority where I live unfortunately.
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Old 04-25-2015, 07:16 PM
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I've been riding bikes since before it became popular to do so, I always stay as far to the right as I can and still remain anxious about getting hit. I don't know how people can ride like they do riding side by side on roads that have heavy fast moving traffic. May as well just jump off a bridge and get it over with, nothing is worth the injury that can be sustained.
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Old 04-25-2015, 07:39 PM
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Originally Posted by NJFISH View Post
He might be more comfortable with a seat.
A real bicycle doesn't have a seat. It has a saddle. Meant to ride not sit on.
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Old 04-26-2015, 04:52 AM
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Parking on the right. Next is the bike lane and then a lane for traffic. He is probably the only cyclist using the bike lane.
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Old 04-26-2015, 05:15 AM
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I was a bike courier in DC for a year an a half. Let me assure you there are tools on bikes and tools in cars. That said, some of the comments from drivers on this site are simply pathetic , and this hatred of bikers (or anything different for that matter) is borderline pathological.
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Old 04-26-2015, 05:19 AM
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Maybe why the hatred.

Every weekend this traffic jam for miles with no passing zones.

In an area with 100 million dollars in bike paths.




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Old 04-26-2015, 05:20 AM
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Problem is he is on a slow bike. Should be mashing like crazy and in the road, wide of the bike zone. Almost no traffic. I ride through a small town all the time, no way in hell I'm getting doored again.

I am pretty fortunate not to live in DB central, bike car things are rarely and issue. And when it is, it is an accident.
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Old 04-26-2015, 05:21 AM
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Originally Posted by 20biminitwist View Post
Maybe why the hatred.

Every weekend this traffic jam for miles with no passing zones.

In an area with 100 million dollars in bike paths.




That is a DB move. I'd call the cops, as I passed and give the guy in the green a slap on the ass.
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Old 04-26-2015, 07:09 AM
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Originally Posted by cjd View Post
I was a bike courier in DC for a year an a half. Let me assure you there are tools on bikes and tools in cars. That said, some of the comments from drivers on this site are simply pathetic , and this hatred of bikers (or anything different for that matter) is borderline pathological.
Awaiting a logical reply to the post below you......When you have to buy insurance, buy tags, and pay county taxes, on those high dollar bikes, then I will look at you on an equal basis.
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Old 04-26-2015, 07:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Double tyme View Post
I ride a good bit in the summer.

I took my first ride tonight actually. I ride on sidewalks on busy streets and on the street in quiet neighborhoods. There are not good bike lanes where I live. I have a ten mile and a twelve mile loop I can do from my house, both are about 75% neighborhoods. I also have a fifteen mile loop I do sometimes that one is mostly main roads, but loops around two beaches and one section has a nice wide bike trail.

I see plenty of bikers in the road, I like my life more than I like riding on smooth pavement.

I see no issue with your picture. If you live in a location where many bike to work, they will and should have bike lanes. Its not a priority where I live unfortunately.

Riding on sidewalks is suicide.

Drivers are focused on the street when pulling out of shopping centers and not checking for 20mph bike rider(can't blame them). I hate sidewalks.

I ride in a manner where I avoid situations where I'd piss off drivers(avoid certain roads. I'm not an arrogant biker who thinks he owns the road and act as if I'm borrowing it.. I understand the rule of tonnage.

I would regularly transport my bike to places that were safer.

I ride in bike lanes and do my best to stay out of the way but if you swipe me you will hear about it at the next light and if you get feisty i'll knock you out on the side of the road and ride off into the sunset.

Almost hit me and have the nerve to honk.. look forward to a foot sized dent in your car. Catching a bike in traffic is impossible.

This post got my blood boiling. I hate the city.
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Old 04-26-2015, 08:48 AM
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Originally Posted by MrWesson View Post
Riding on sidewalks is suicide.

Drivers are focused on the street when pulling out of shopping centers and not checking for 20mph bike rider(can't blame them). I hate sidewalks.

I ride in a manner where I avoid situations where I'd piss off drivers(avoid certain roads. I'm not an arrogant biker who thinks he owns the road and act as if I'm borrowing it.. I understand the rule of tonnage.

I would regularly transport my bike to places that were safer.

I ride in bike lanes and do my best to stay out of the way but if you swipe me you will hear about it at the next light and if you get feisty i'll knock you out on the side of the road and ride off into the sunset.

Almost hit me and have the nerve to honk.. look forward to a foot sized dent in your car. Catching a bike in traffic is impossible.

This post got my blood boiling. I hate the city.
I too drive to ride a fair amount. I have two barrier islands a five minute ride from my house which are both very safe to ride on.

When riding in my immediate area I treat every car like they are oblivious to me. It sucks, but I value my life. If I just want forty minutes or so of light cardio its not worth the headache to load the bike into the truck and drive thirty minutes to ride an hour.

I avoid shopping centers and the like. The routes I have devised, like I mentioned, are primarily 25 mph residential zones. Its not ideal, but you work with what you got.
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Originally Posted by kinnakeettom View Post
Awaiting a logical reply to the post below you......When you have to buy insurance, buy tags, and pay county taxes, on those high dollar bikes, then I will look at you on an equal basis.
Let me know where you can buy a bike without taxes so I can buy my next high dollar bike there.
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Sales tax ? That argument means buying shoes gives you the right to walk down the middle of the road. It's your life, I am passing however I can.
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Old 04-26-2015, 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Double tyme View Post
I too drive to ride a fair amount. I have two barrier islands a five minute ride from my house which are both very safe to ride on.

When riding in my immediate area I treat every car like they are oblivious to me. It sucks, but I value my life. If I just want forty minutes or so of light cardio its not worth the headache to load the bike into the truck and drive thirty minutes to ride an hour.

I avoid shopping centers and the like. The routes I have devised, like I mentioned, are primarily 25 mph residential zones. Its not ideal, but you work with what you got.
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Originally Posted by kinnakeettom View Post
Awaiting a logical reply to the post below you......When you have to buy insurance, buy tags, and pay county taxes, on those high dollar bikes, then I will look at you on an equal basis.
I pay taxes,insurance, and registration for 3 vehicles, 2 boats and 2 trailers. I don't know one biker who doesn't have at least one car as well but I guess its on a geographic level.

Of course there's the DUI guys guys but the guy in spandex likely paid more than 2 grand for the bike.

Should bikes have the RIGHT to the road without being required to pay yearly taxes? I think so but it doesn't matter because they DO and always have. A crusade to keep bikes off the road? Good luck.
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Old 04-26-2015, 12:48 PM
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Originally Posted by kinnakeettom View Post
Awaiting a logical reply to the post below you......When you have to buy insurance, buy tags, and pay county taxes, on those high dollar bikes, then I will look at you on an equal basis.
According to your rationale, I should disrespect every car on the road that is from out of state as they have not bought tags or paid taxes within my state and not treat them as an equal? As for insurance, most of the guys that can afford a high end bike have more than one vehicle that is insured, health insurance and home owners insurance....all of which cover bicycles. What other insurance would you like for them to have?

Florida does not require motorcycles to have insurance, should I start disrespecting every motorcycle I see and not treat them as an equal?
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Old 04-26-2015, 01:57 PM
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Originally Posted by 20biminitwist View Post
Maybe why the hatred.

Every weekend this traffic jam for miles with no passing zones.

In an area with 100 million dollars in bike paths.




If you did that in a car you would be obstructing traffic.
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Old 04-26-2015, 02:03 PM
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Originally Posted by lobstercatcher View Post
If you did that in a car you would be obstructing traffic.
If you did that in a car you'd be going 20mph in a 45 which isn't against the law.

Just sayin.
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Old 04-26-2015, 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by MrWesson View Post
If you did that in a car you'd be going 20mph in a 45 which isn't against the law.

Just sayin.
I'm not a cop so I wouldn't know what you can get written up for by driving 20 in a 45. I'm sure there is something. That is why Farm tractors and other slow or obstructing equipment pull over and let traffic pass.
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Originally Posted by lobstercatcher View Post
I'm not a cop so I wouldn't know what you can get written up for by driving 20 in a 45. I'm sure there is something. That is why Farm tractors and other slow or obstructing equipment pull over and let traffic pass.
I guess it depends on where you live.

In my state there is no minimum speed unless traveling on the interstate or otherwise posted.

Its likely that your state is similar.
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Old 04-26-2015, 02:59 PM
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So why would people driving slow ,pull over and let traffic pass? They are just nice responsible people who understand and the bike riders have the screw you mentality?
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