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Old 08-13-2012, 11:53 PM   #21
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Bicyclists are some of the most self righteous asshats on the planet. When they're on the street they OWN the street and when they're on a shared walk/bike path they OWN the walk/bike path.
I love the fact they all have " SHARE THE ROAD" stickers on their cages but don't understand the concept.

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Old 08-14-2012, 12:04 AM   #22
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I feel ya Tromatic. I think we need lanes or more situational awareness at the grocery store too, personally. I just cant stand it when Tabatha Johanson (who should wear a shirt that says "caution: extra wide load shopping") and her 4 pups are lollygagging round the place when I am hustling to run through the joint for a sandwhich, condoms, and beer.

Ya'll feel me?

In all seriousness tho...that is why I ride a bike that can do more than street (like a dirt jump, urban assault hardtail) and I expect to go around walkers...kinna like you said you shoulda done.

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Old 08-14-2012, 12:23 AM   #23
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But, well, you did.
No I didn't. I said I was going to, but then I didn't.

At first I was just thinking it, but you can't see what I'm thinking. So I had to say what I was thinking, but didn't really say it.

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Old 08-14-2012, 12:30 AM   #24
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I feel ya Tromatic. I think we need lanes or more situational awareness at the grocery store too, personally. I just cant stand it when Tabatha Johanson (who should wear a shirt that says "caution: extra wide load shopping") and her 4 pups are lollygagging round the place when I am hustling to run through the joint for a sandwhich, condoms, and beer.

Ya'll feel me?

In all seriousness tho...that is why I ride a bike that can do more than street (like a dirt jump, urban assault hardtail) and I expect to go around walkers...kinna like you said you shoulda done.
lolololol

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Old 08-14-2012, 12:55 AM   #25
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LoL. I worked at Chris king for a minute and I swear everybody there was thee portlandia bike rider.

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Old 08-14-2012, 06:29 AM   #26
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Bicycles?

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Old 08-14-2012, 06:46 AM   #27
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I love the fact they all have " SHARE THE ROAD" stickers on their cages but don't understand the concept.
Oh so very much to this.

It's especially fun to watch that Subaru with the cyclist plates and roof rack blow through a populated crosswalk.

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Old 08-14-2012, 07:47 AM   #28
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Nice Firefly Reference

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Old 08-14-2012, 07:52 AM   #29
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My guess would be if you’d hit them and hurt the baby in said stroller you’d be in for a world of legal trouble. If you are unsure if they know you are there or heard you: SLOW down and carefully go around. Bike’s don’t have the right of way over a walking pedestrian quit acting like you do.


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Old 08-14-2012, 08:27 AM   #30
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, I don't dress like a fag.
Reported.

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Old 08-14-2012, 08:40 AM   #31
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[QUOTE=Lone Rider;2830136]bicycles and bitching....PORTLAND,oh perfect.QUOTE]

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Old 08-14-2012, 08:41 AM   #32
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Pay attention to what's going on around you.
I think you're trying to say 'Pay attention to ME, and adjust your behavior based on what I'M doing."

Doesn't matter what you're wearing if you're a jerk on a bike. Crashing into a stroller? Seriously?

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Old 08-14-2012, 08:43 AM   #33
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Plus, I don't dress like a fag. Does that count?
No it does not count. Just go with your true nature. Dont try to hide it. So many are coming out of the closet, you will not be alone....,really its ok.
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Fuck y'all, anyway. Pay attention to what's going on around you. That too hard for some of you weaned-on-kerosene tards?
Oh I am, and now I see whats been going on with you.

Its really ok to put aside that uber conservative cranky tightass facade you have been presenting on the site.
There is no need to hide anymore. All the other rainbow folks are waiting.
And if you want to bring your bike seat to bed at night, well thats just fine Shirley.
Can I call you Shirley?

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Old 08-14-2012, 08:57 AM   #34
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bicycles and bitching....PORTLAND,oh perfect.
fixt
Actually fixed...

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Old 08-14-2012, 09:08 AM   #35
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I was going to say "a baby seal dies every time someone talks about this", but I wont.
Ha!hahaha!

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Old 08-14-2012, 09:42 AM   #36
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If you don't like my riding, . . .

GET OFF THE SIDEWALK !!!


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Old 08-14-2012, 10:07 AM   #37
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I just installed an Airzound on my bicycle (it's my main commuter). Fricken awesome, puts out 115 decibels (but I turn it way down when I'm riding the MUP).

1) The whole point of Multi-Use paths is that they are multi-use. That means, pedestrians, joggers, bicycles, etc, all have equal access and equal rights on the path. As noted in the OP, though, many (most?) users don't adhere to the rules of sharing and courteous use for other users.

2) In many states, bicycles are recommend or required to ride on the sidewalk for some stretches of road. On my daily commute, I have to ride the last ~1/4 mile on the sidewalk, and the sign right on the Inter-urban says to use the sidewalk in that area. I could use the road, and really slow down all the drivers (legally), but I try to be courteous to the drivers, and hope to hell no one right hooks me.

On a typical ride home (14 miles), I probably encounter about a dozen people/groups walking along the Inter-urban trail. I would say half or less stay to one side, or look around enough to be aware of anyone was coming beside them. I try to shout a couple times to make them aware, but they will often still jump as I go by..usually because they have music going too loud to hear anything else.

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Old 08-14-2012, 10:13 AM   #38
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I just installed an Airzound on my bicycle (it's my main commuter). Fricken awesome, puts out 115 decibels (but I turn it way down when I'm riding the MUP).

1) The whole point of Multi-Use paths is that they are multi-use. That means, pedestrians, joggers, bicycles, etc, all have equal access and equal rights on the path. As noted in the OP, though, many (most?) users don't adhere to the rules of sharing and courteous use for other users.

2) In many states, bicycles are recommend or required to ride on the sidewalk for some stretches of road. On my daily commute, I have to ride the last ~1/4 mile on the sidewalk, and the sign right on the Inter-urban says to use the sidewalk in that area. I could use the road, and really slow down all the drivers (legally), but I try to be courteous to the drivers, and hope to hell no one right hooks me.

On a typical ride home (14 miles), I probably encounter about a dozen people/groups walking along the Inter-urban trail. I would say half or less stay to one side, or look around enough to be aware of anyone was coming beside them. I try to shout a couple times to make them aware, but they will often still jump as I go by..usually because they have music going too loud to hear anything else.
Well, it's a good thing the OP lives in Oregon where the laws are different. Most notably....these. http://bikeportland.org/resources/bicyclelaws#814410

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(b) Operates a bicycle upon a sidewalk and does not give an audible warning before overtaking and passing a pedestrian and does not yield the right of way to all pedestrians on the sidewalk.
(c) Operates a bicycle on a sidewalk in a careless manner that endangers or would be likely to endanger any person or property.
You know, the part about yielding to all pedestrians and stuff. Sure, he did the first one but the law still requires you to yield to pedestrians. If he would have hit her, it would have been his fault. Matter of fact, I think all bicyclists everywhere should have to pass a written test to be sure they understand the rules that apply to them. The majority of bikes I see on the road don't, or they don't care.

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Old 08-14-2012, 10:17 AM   #39
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That baby had it coming. Next time don't clip the stroller. Just crash right into it.
Fucking babies...

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Old 08-14-2012, 10:21 AM   #40
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Well, it's a good thing the OP lives in Oregon where the laws are different. Most notably....these. http://bikeportland.org/resources/bicyclelaws#814410



You know, the part about yielding to all pedestrians and stuff. Sure, he did the first one but the law still requires you to yield to pedestrians. If he would have hit her, it would have been his fault. Matter of fact, I think all bicyclists everywhere should have to pass a written test to be sure they understand the rules that apply to them. The majority of bikes I see on the road don't, or they don't care.

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