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Old 04-24-2015, 10:06 AM
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There, that should cover most of the ways people may search for it.

Bicycles seem to be a hot button topic for so many around here. There appear to be many knowledgeable members here on all sides of the issue.

Let's look at a picture, and I want you to tell me what you think.

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Old 04-24-2015, 10:11 AM
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It looks like the biker has his head screwed on backwards!
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Old 04-24-2015, 10:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Poncho65 View Post
It looks like the biker has his head screwed on backwards!


I didn't even notice that.
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Old 04-24-2015, 10:17 AM
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if thats a dude he needs a wider seat!!!!
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He'd better be watching those doors with his hands ready to brake. Sooner or later someone will open the door or pull out right in his path. "I didn't see him" That's high stress bike riding.
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I see a man that needs a car...
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Old 04-24-2015, 10:36 AM
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He better not move into the lane to avoid getting doored and inconvenience some internet tough guy for three seconds or he will get run over, his wife abused and his dog kicked unless it is a pit bull
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Where does he put his balls?
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Where does he put his balls?
The "eyes" aren't painted on his helmet.
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He kinda blends into the surroundings with the dark clothing. If it were me, I'd have brighter clothing, reflective tape stitched into the backpack/helmet, and have a red strobe light on the seat post. Should he have to repair a flat and get caught out after dark.....that's a recipe for road rash
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Cyclist is going to get run over in about 150 ft. Blame the constructions guys I guess.
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He'd better hope when those cars want to merge left that they see him.
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Old 04-24-2015, 12:23 PM
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It looks like he is in a bike lane. He has his head up and his hands on the brake levers in case he needs to stop.
The vehicles on the right appear to be parked and the lane thjey are in is blocked by a construction sign,
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Looks like he is getting ready to get run off the road by a 70 year old.
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Originally Posted by Squid Row View Post
He better not move into the lane to avoid getting doored and inconvenience some internet tough guy for three seconds or he will get run over, his wife abused and his dog kicked unless it is a pit bull
You summed most of it up pretty nicely and in doing so identified an issue for us cyclists who take on a cooperative spirit with traffic. The cyclist is damned if he does and damned if he doesn't. That bike lane is almost entirely within the door zone. If the cyclist rides in the door zone he risks being doored. It is a common cause of severe bicycle injury and death.

If he rides in the lane, he risks being buzzed and berated by angry motorists who demand he ride in the bicycle lane though the don't fully appreciate why a cyclist doesn't want to.

A good friend of mine who rides with me rides in the door zone frequently. I get on her ass about it. A mutual good friend of ours lives outside DC in VA. He lives about a half mile from a dedicated bike path. He hates riding in traffic, but does over that half mile. It has a bike lane like the one in the picture that is completely within the door zone.

He got doored by a food delivery driver a week or so ago. It tore his bicep in half. It has been repaired but may never be normal again. He is in the Coast Guard. If he doesn't regain full use of his arm he will be out of a job. VA law does not place any responsibility on the person opening the door to make sure it is safe t do so. He has no legal recourse.

Ultimately you are paying for it. All the medical payments now and any future disability payments.

Door zone bike lanes suck. If they are wide enough, I ride in the outer portion. I get buzzed by motorists. Probably to teach me a lesson. I will not ride in a door zone though. Most of the time riders get doored they get knocked into traffic. Many times the get run over.
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But is he using Nut Butter
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You get your own lanes for that? phssh
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He might be more comfortable with a seat.
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Looks like a great way to thin down the bicycle crowd..

I predict bicycle accidents will be on the increase and there will be more scratches on cars and trucks.
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Old 04-25-2015, 12:54 PM
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There, that should cover most of the ways people may search for it.

Let's look at a picture, and I want you to tell me what you think.

Shouldn't the cars be in the bike path so the biker has to slow down and maneuver around them? I mean.. they do that to cars
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