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    Things You Hate to See While Commuting

    I saw two this week:
    • Roofing shingles
    • Driver with a neckbrace pulling out of a gas station

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    Another cyclist coming at you in the bike lane, against traffic because they think that somehow its "safer".

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    A logging truck passing by with all that debris flying around.

    Or

    City landscaping crews, they seem to always have mowers that can throw things right at you.
    De oppresso liber

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    Octogenarian in a Cadillac on a cell phone.

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    when I used to commute across San Francisco I had to ride through the Tenderloin, I hated to see puddles because I didn't want any of that stuff on me
    I'm sick of all the Irish stereotypes, as soon as I finish this beer I"m punching someone

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.B. Weld View Post
    Another cyclist coming at you in the bike lane, against traffic because they think that somehow its "safer".
    Another rider coming at you, when there's NO BIKE LANE because they somehow think it's safer. Sorry, buddy, I'm not moving for your sorry ass. I'm going to blast my horn at you and tell you you're going the wrong way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.B. Weld View Post
    Another cyclist coming at you in the bike lane, against traffic because they think that somehow its "safer".
    I actually do that for a 3 block section of my commute. Its cause the other side of the road is covered in goat thorns and i get a flat every single time i ride that side. But its at 4am so i never see anyone. So im guilty.

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    Another rider coming at you with obnoxious lights.
    Another rider coming at you from nowhere relying on their ears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NateHawk View Post
    Another rider coming at you, when there's NO BIKE LANE because they somehow think it's safer. Sorry, buddy, I'm not moving for your sorry ass. I'm going to blast my horn at you and tell you you're going the wrong way.
    +1 ! Exactly! My Airzoundz isn't just for cars!

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    Dogs without a leash.

    Two nights ago I came across this dog who was just watching me as I approached. As I came nearer, I saw his eyes fixated on my ankle following it go round and round pedalling. At first I thought "Oh how cute is that..." and then the dog suddenly lunged at my ankle. I gave him my most authoritative Cesar Millan "Psssshhhttt!!!" and he stopped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NateHawk View Post
    Another rider coming at you, when there's NO BIKE LANE because they somehow think it's safer. Sorry, buddy, I'm not moving for your sorry ass. I'm going to blast my horn at you and tell you you're going the wrong way.
    +2 that. There's two guys I see on my way in some times who do that, both dressed in dark blue or black, and no lights.
    The ridiculousness of cycling clothes increase exponentially in relation to the distance from your bicycle.

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    The 8 foot shoulder I ride along a 4 lane 55 mph road full of vehicles forcing me into the right lane. Legal but not comfortable. Good my lights are visible at a good half mile distance (30+ seconds) as they have about 40 mph on me.

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    Three drunk youths and one of them with a large stick.
    Guy beating his girl ( could of been a pimp beating his girl) hard to tell.
    Chances are .. You're full of !$@&?

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    A cyclist with no lights heading towards me even though
    I'm pointing to where he should be; AND we're on a 2 way st.

    KRAFTY JAPANESE - RIDING HOME - YouTube

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    Quote Originally Posted by gumby. View Post
    Another rider coming at you with obnoxious lights.
    +1 ... I hate those strobo lights!

    Additionally, icy patches on the road/bike lane.

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    A dead skunk up ahead before you can smell it...
    You have no excuse for driving to work
    (unless you don't have studded tires)
    (no excuse for that either)

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    Sand on the trail on curves..... Always feel Im going to slip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NateHawk View Post
    Another rider coming at you, when there's NO BIKE LANE because they somehow think it's safer.
    Since I'm usually being tail-gated by a truck, I rarely have this problem....

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    Geez that could be me...

    Oops for got to quote....riding the wrong way in a bike lane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CommuterBoy View Post
    A dead skunk up ahead before you can smell it...
    Roadkill, of any kind, that I have to ride "through" because of traffic!
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    Things You Hate to See While Commuting

    The inside of an ambulance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bedwards1000 View Post
    The inside of an ambulance.
    Too right!
    De oppresso liber

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    Doesn't have anything on some of the posts in this thread, but I don't like to be passed by garbage trucks, especially when it's raining. The stench lingers far longer than it has any right to, and if it's wet it just soaks into you for the rest of your ride.

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    Ravens and squirrels on the MUP.

    Last summer I ran over a squirrel that decided to veer left under my front wheel instead off the trail into the grass.

    Last summer I also ran over a raven on the MUP that was standing around making noise with a buddy. I shouted at them a good 10 meters before I got to them. One of them flew off in time I expected the other to do the same thing. It had it's back to me and didn't notice me. Horrible crunching noises were the result...

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    Other people.


    Just me?
    You have no excuse for driving to work
    (unless you don't have studded tires)
    (no excuse for that either)

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