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"share the road" with bikes.....rant

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Diesel McBadass, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. Diesel McBadass

    Diesel McBadass Tactically Epic

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    Well, I spend a lot of time driving, and definitely know i hate bikes. The people on the have the "same road same rights same rules" or "share the road" stickers. Then they go 20 below the speed limit since there on a bike and too stubborn to go to the bike lane, they disregard all red lights and stop sighns, and cut in and out of traffic doing dangerous stuff since they feel entitled to having you yield for every dumb move they make. I recently got a smile on my face when i found out someone on a bike got a speeding ticket for going downhill about 40 through a school zone. If you say you want to follow the same law and rights then stop breaking them.

    Are people on bikes bad around you?
     
  2. amd65

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    Lighten up, leave the bikers alone.
     

  3. ray9898

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    I try to let the small things in life go.
     
  4. OldSchool64

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    Bring back memories of the good old days...

    Yes it 'was' great when I was in grade school and didn't know any better.

    Now I happen to know that if I give them the right of way I may be endangering myself or others, they need to realize when they are a traffic hazard.

    Common sense isn't so common anymore
    ^^there is a sig line for someone^^
     
  5. RagnarDanneskjold

    RagnarDanneskjold Senior Pirate

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    I asked a friend recently... You're driving the speed limit in the right hand lane. A semi is merging in front of you, who has right-of-way? Size matters. A semi always has right of way, regardless of law.
     
  6. Bruce M

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    :agree:
     
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  7. G30SF/F-250

    G30SF/F-250 GTDS Platinum Member

    My big truck + a bicycle + oncoming traffic = someone going offroad.

    And it won't be me........



    I don't worry about the rest.
     
  8. OldSchool64

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    No lack of common sense there :cool:
     
  9. Cali-Glock

    Cali-Glock Mountain Man

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    Yep, they ignore all the rules of the road, run stop-signs, stop-lights - run into you, and then SUE you...
     
  10. RagnarDanneskjold

    RagnarDanneskjold Senior Pirate

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    I ride a bicycle to the grocery and back. No car-driver has ever been inconvenienced by this. I stay out of their way, because in a collision, I will lose.
     
  11. Folsom_Prison

    Folsom_Prison Brew Crew

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    I encounter these bike riding ass hats often, I feel your pain diesel. I've seen a small group before on a two lane riding three wide in busy traffic. Cars backin up behind me, and they just poke around not giving a damn, meanwhile there's a sidewalk perfectly open for them to use.

    I see these guys run lights and stop signs all the time, I've seen them swerve in front of cars at the last second and so on. Meanwhile with their I don't give a damn attitude there wearing spandex pants looking like an idiot.
     
  12. Diesel_Bomber

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    Teribble around here, just terrible. There ARE good ones, but the vast majority around here are complete ****** bags bent on involving others in their suicide attempt.
     
  13. Magnus2131

    Magnus2131 Glock Gimp

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    They can be a real traffic hazard at times.
     
  14. Folsom_Prison

    Folsom_Prison Brew Crew

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    Just hang tight, I'm sure the lance armstrong's of the forum will be around in defense eventually. Meanwhile if you were complaining about some silver haired old lady in a Boat of a Lincoln driving slow and causing issues on the road, nobody would probably be in defense of her.
     
  15. JAS104

    JAS104 NRA Life Member

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    Bikes tend to move out of the way of an f150. Just my experience though.


    Posted using Outdoor Hub Campfire
     
  16. vettely

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    This has been a hot topic here lately as we'll. the problem is not the single bicyclist but the large groups that take up the whole road causing traffic jams behind them. They do seem arrogant and disrespectful of motorist to include motorcycles.
     
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  17. steve1988

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    I believe this is a case of perception being different from reality. We perceive the dbag bikers more, and we remember them more because well, they are dbags. We ignore the conscientious ones because they are unremarkable.
     
  18. Magnus2131

    Magnus2131 Glock Gimp

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    Wish that were true. Had to almost come to a complete stop driving up a hill on the highway on more than one occasion because they won't move.
     
  19. Harper

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    Some asshat almost hit me yesterday on campus. I'm walking in the cross walk and I look right and see this guy on a bike coming toward me. I make eye contact with him and instead of slowing down he starts to kinda swerve back and forth like he's trying to figure out if I'm going to stop. He finally slowed down a little but I don't think he even realized he was required to yield.
     
  20. larry_minn

    larry_minn Silver Member Millennium Member

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    Are bikers really that bad in your area? The only time I recall bikers (other then motorcycles) disrupting traffic is when I was in Iowa "LaMars???" and they had a some kind of a bike week. Vans and busses of bikers. RIding everywhere in huge groups. Not on a course but along lines of "Hey guys I am going to ride to other side of town to get coffee" and 20 other decide to go along. Meanwhile someone else decides to check out mall (and 20 more go along) so they are spread out 2 blocks long weaving thru traffic.
    Otherwise I have always found bikers (other then messenger) a pita on road. Yep they may not be going 15mph over speed limit...