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Old 09-02-2017, 07:30 PM   #26
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I don't know if this is a USA#1 thing or something but I go by bike 7 miles to work each day here in Berlin, Germany for 15 years, and I've never seen anyone do this on the road, ever. ("Signals" 2 and 4, the direction signals are standard). Seems patently ridiculous, also.
1 and 2 are standard. Nobody uses 3 and 4. Nobody really uses 1 and 2 either, b/c (most) cyclists don't gaf about being considerate on the road even if it makes it easier for drivers to avoid hitting them.
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Old 09-02-2017, 07:36 PM   #27
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Maybe I am misunderstanding or something: are you seriously implying people on bikes should "signal" (lol at the suggested sign for that btw) each time they are "slowing down"?? Only people that never use a bike would think this is an even remotely rational idea.
It does not surprise me that you are a bike commuter.
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Old 09-02-2017, 07:37 PM   #28
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I strangely really do want him to post a life update.
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Old 09-02-2017, 07:42 PM   #29
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Maybe he can be unexiled from OOT and invited back by our new mod team.
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Old 09-02-2017, 08:26 PM   #30
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Maybe I am misunderstanding or something: are you seriously implying people on bikes should "signal" (lol at the suggested sign for that btw) each time they are "slowing down"?? Only people that never use a bike would think this is an even remotely rational idea.
This may surprise you but typically, different countries have different rules and laws. Also, the bike lane setup and where people ride might be different from country to country. In some states/cities here, bicyclists ride among the traffic. They can use a left turn lane intended for vehicles to turn left. In New York, they weave in and out of traffic all the time. A lot of roads don't have bike lanes and they'll ride among the cars on the main road.

I don't see what is so "lol" about bicyclists using signals to let vehicles know of their intentions so they don't get run over. I find your bizarre "lol" overreaction to be even more absurd. And I used to regularly go on 30-40 mile rides as a teenager so yes, I'm familiar with riding bicycles among vehicles and always did so safely.
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Old 09-02-2017, 08:30 PM   #31
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How can we possibly allow this type of police brutality to continue?

This officer should be fired. All the bike rider did was throw his bike at a cop car, he shouldn't have even been cited for that! I can't believe cops still get away with this this type of thing
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Old 09-02-2017, 08:31 PM   #32
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I honestly don't remember much from him after those bike messenger / couch surfing / being an ingrate to his friends threads, and those were like eight or nine years ago. I think it would be really interesting to see his status after all that.
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Old 09-03-2017, 01:02 AM   #33
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I am loving Lateralus's contributions to this thread.

"LOL at people driving huge chunks of steel that could kill me wanting me to signal at them so they don't kill me LOL."

Great stuff.
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Old 09-03-2017, 03:04 AM   #34
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This may surprise you but typically, different countries have different rules and laws. Also, the bike lane setup and where people ride might be different from country to country. In some states/cities here, bicyclists ride among the traffic. They can use a left turn lane intended for vehicles to turn left. In New York, they weave in and out of traffic all the time. A lot of roads don't have bike lanes and they'll ride among the cars on the main road.
And this is the real problem. The infrastructure in the US makes it close impossible to ride bicycles around cities. Having bicycles in the left turn lane is a horrible idea and is always going to cause issues. There's a reason why all the things you guys complain about aren't really issues in places like Amsterdam and Copenhagen where more people use bicycles than anywhere else.

Also, as much as you guys like to deny it(because hurr durr bicycles are the only ones that make mistakes), there are also issues of car drivers in the US either not knowing how to drive properly when there are bicycles on the road or simply not caring about the people on bicycles.
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Old 09-03-2017, 05:49 AM   #35
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Of course there are lots of terrible drivers out there who have no clue what they're doing, which is why it's so important that cyclists are extra responsible, because regardless of whose fault an accident is, they're the ones putting their lives at risk.
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Old 09-03-2017, 06:00 AM   #36
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He basically lived in that house from Fight Club if all the roomies were broke ppl calling themselves artists rather than Meatloaf so maybe a roomie-squatter stole his laptop.
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Old 09-03-2017, 10:03 AM   #37
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I am loving Lateralus's contributions to this thread.

"LOL at people driving huge chunks of steel that could kill me wanting me to signal at them so they don't kill me LOL."

Great stuff.
Maybe signal them about that pole up your ass after you've signaled them about slowing down. LOL at slowing down signal, that has to say something about the people who are using that signal or need it to not kill people driving bikes.
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Old 09-03-2017, 11:50 AM   #38
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It's been my experience that bicyclists follow the rules of the road less than 10% of the time. When it's a bike messenger/delivery guy that goes down to less than 0.1%.
Yup. Try following the rules of the road as a bike messenger on commission and see how your paycheck looks.

Anyway, adhering to traffic laws would drain all the fun out of cycling. I'd just get a car in that case
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Old 09-03-2017, 12:43 PM   #39
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amazin -

Am I reading that right?

It's okay to break the rules:
1. To make money.
2. To have fun.

At least you're an honest cyclist.
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Old 09-03-2017, 12:47 PM   #40
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Next thing you know we find out he's fine with harming human beings because they are filthy bloodmouths anyway!
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Old 09-03-2017, 12:56 PM   #41
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While it sounds like this lolwomancop is a chronic texter while driving, I do thoroughly enjoy the schadenfreude of the biker ass throwing his bike at the door of the car and having it be a cop.
Biker asses always do **** like this: throwing their bikes, swinging their locks, etc.

Had a biker ass assing me in Cambridge many years ago and he was about to do something stupid like smash my driver-side mirror or something, but instead I scared the everloving **** out of him. It was rather glorious.
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Old 09-03-2017, 01:16 PM   #42
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amazin -

Am I reading that right?

It's okay to break the rules:
1. To make money.
2. To have fun.

At least you're an honest cyclist.
Correct. I have no qualms about stating the obvious
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Old 09-03-2017, 01:25 PM   #43
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Amazin lives by his own rules bro
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Old 09-04-2017, 12:29 AM   #44
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1 and 2 are standard. Nobody uses 3 and 4. Nobody really uses 1 and 2 either, b/c (most) cyclists don't gaf about being considerate on the road even if it makes it easier for drivers to avoid hitting them.
How do you continuously make blanket statements about classes of people that you have never met and think that is okay?


Are you even serious with this crap you spew repeatedly?

Have you ever ridden in traffic for an extended amount of time? Try it out.
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Old 09-04-2017, 12:43 AM   #45
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How do you continuously make blanket statements about classes of people that you have never met and think that is okay?


Are you even serious with this crap you spew repeatedly?

Have you ever ridden in traffic for an extended amount of time? Try it out.
gregorio is a confirmed elite poster; that's why his name is in green.

You, on the other hand, are Railtard... enuff said.
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Old 09-04-2017, 12:48 AM   #46
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I live in a neighborhood full of four-way stops and one-way streets and I've never seen a cyclist slow down at a stop sign or bike the right direction on a one-way street. I once thought I saw one signalling a turn, but they were just adjusting their earbuds.
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Old 09-04-2017, 12:54 AM   #47
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Probably eating a vegetarian/vegan snack also; so there's that...
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Old 09-04-2017, 12:54 AM   #48
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How do you continuously make blanket statements about classes of people that you have never met and think that is okay?


Are you even serious with this crap you spew repeatedly?

Have you ever ridden in traffic for an extended amount of time? Try it out.
Since when are cyclists "classes" of people? IMO, you have the spandex douches in the suburbs on their $10K bikes who signal everything they do, while they break other traffic laws, and you have the broke-ass dudes on their single-speeds breaking every traffic law in urban areas to deliver a sandwich. **** them both.
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Old 09-04-2017, 12:59 AM   #49
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I am legit amazed... and impressed... when I encounter cyclists that legit follow the rules of the road—cause it is so ****ing infrequent.
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Old 09-04-2017, 01:00 AM   #50
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Have you ever ridden in traffic for an extended amount of time? Try it out.
I didn't have a car until I was 30 and biked all the time.
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