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    What did someone yell at you?

    I usually don't get many yellers, especially in winter, but got a couple in the last week. Of course these comments are much funnier and more intelligible inside the car, but I think I got:
    "Shift!!!...or was that Shi*???
    Last week I think it was Go Faster, but perhaps it was Go F Yourself!

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    "Get on the sidewalk, Lance!"

    and just last week:

    "It's called a CROSS F*&%ING WALK!!!"
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    I had a heckler once at a bike light. As the light went red for him and a carefully progressed across the intersection, he went on a tirade about my shorts and clothes and my bike and my manhood. I just laughed it off and waved gaily back. He continued to yell as his light went green and he took off down the street perpendicular to mine. Weirdest thing I have ever had.

    Felt like I was at a stand up session at a Laughs or something.
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    Had a cop yell at me, saying i was going to die. Despite riding perfectly legally, and helmet lights etc.

    I have a lot of respect for our police, fire fighters etc, bu that guy really pissed me off

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    Quote Originally Posted by Odii View Post
    Had a cop yell at me, saying i was going to die. Despite riding perfectly legally, and helmet lights etc.

    I have a lot of respect for our police, fire fighters etc, bu that guy really pissed me off
    And you'd be arrested if you told him the same thing.

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    Fun thread

    I ride with ear buds (I know, I know cars are attracted to cyclists with ear buds and will not crash into you if you can hear them coming... or something like that... anyway) so I can't hear the inane crap that people yell at me and what I do hear I can't remember. Usually it is something like yaaaaaahhaaaahhhaaa. Car yellers aren't usually that articulate.

    Funny, I was thinking of starting a similar thread on my ride home when somebody got right up aside of me and gave a long honk. I was thinking it would be interesting to know what is going on inside their head when they do it. I've come up with:
    • >They are trying to help by letting me know they are there, not that helpful.
    • >They entertain themselves by startling people, they must lead rich lives.
    • >They are weak souls and being in a car gives them power, and a quick getaway.
    • >They are just A-holes, seems most likely.

    Sometime I need to catch up to them and ask.

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    "RRRRAAAAAHHHHHHH" (guttural scream)
    "WOOF!" (dog hanging out the window, almost scared me onto the sidewalk)
    "Hey [email protected]!"
    "Get on the sidewalk!"
    "MUUUPHEWWWW!" (general unintelligible doppler-affected scream at 40+MPH)

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    "Get a Car!"

    and then they decided to throw $20,000 at me - (in singles)
    What am I, a stripper?
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    "It's called a CROSS F*&%ING WALK!!!"
    I get that one a lot at the light right up the street from my house. I have three steel bikes and only one of them will sometimes trip the sensor so I hit the button at the cross walk. Plenty of people yell stuff about my "cool" bike when I am riding one of my recumbents.

    I also had an old crone tell me to get off her effing road a while back. I took the lane on a very short bridge and she couldn't wait so she went halfway into the oncoming lane of traffic to pass me. I just smiled and told her to have a nice day!

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    "You have to stop too" - from a driver as I blew a stop sign
    "You're making us all look bad" - from a person on an e-bike, as I blew a stoplight
    "Get off the road, cyclist" - from a passenger as i was JRA

    The last one was funny, because at first I was like, what?! No legitimately angry motorist would refer to me as a "cyclist." Sure enough, I discovered it was a co-worker of mine joking around.
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    It's very snowy/wintery here, so most people who see me commuting 5+ miles a day on a bike think I'm crazy.

    But I had some woman have the nerve to tell me that riding that "thing" to work is very un-professional.

    I asked her how so, she couldn't give me any valid reasons after I pointed out that I do get to work on time, I don't smell when I get there, how does riding a bicycle effect job performance and that given your weight, you'd actually benefit from riding one, and I promptly left the store to a "F*ck you!"

    But I really didn't care. If you dish out the hate, you better be willing to receive the ball back in your court if you ask me.

    I felt my point had been made.


    I love heckling idiots who somehow think they're in the right for no reason. "Ride on the sidewalk @ss hole!!" Which I find funny, because it's illegal for cyclists to ride on many sidewalks in the town. Not my fault the city council voted that way. You don't like it, go get the law changed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by esundell90 View Post
    I love heckling idiots who somehow think they're in the right for no reason. "Ride on the sidewalk @ss hole!!" Which I find funny, because it's illegal for cyclists to ride on many sidewalks in the town. Not my fault the city council voted that way. You don't like it, go get the law changed.
    yup.
    And!, I'd like to point out that riding on the sideWALK is more dangerous anyhow - not just to the cyclist, but to PEDs
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    I thought this one was kinda funny:..I was carrying my bike to the gas station to get the tire pumped up (I was a slacker)..and he yelled at me "You're supposed to ride it"

    another situation some guy yelling at me for cutting thru traffic (that was at a stand still)...He yelled "you're not supposed to cut thru traffic like that"...I politely told him to f*ck off...this was in my angst filled youth in the early 90s.

    I also had a guy throw a beer can (full) at me...and missed...and I yelled ya missed me ya drunk f*ck

    I was riding up a hill and some guy yelled at me that I was riding the wrong way (I should be going downhill) and I told him "I already did that an hour ago"
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    Yeah, "Get a car!"

    I have one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dresdenlock View Post
    II also had a guy throw a beer can (full) at me...and missed...and I yelled ya missed me ya drunk f*ck
    I hope ya grabbed it to give to the 'friend you were about to see!
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    I understand horns and fingers, but very rarely can make sense of what people yell. The 40MPH doppler issue is part of it, but I spend most of my time at sub 15 (and an embarrasing amount at sub 10) and I still don`t get the words. Helmet induced distortion?

    The best story I`ve heard about yelling at cyclists was a few years ago on rbr. A guy`s embarrased wife related one day that she`d yelled "Nice butt!" to a rider who she THOUGHT was her husband but when the rider turned around she realized it wasn`t him.
    Recalculating....

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    Quote Originally Posted by dm1333 View Post
    Plenty of people yell stuff about my "cool" bike when I am riding one of my recumbents.
    Hey, DM! Nice to see another `bent rider here- there aren`t a whole lot of us on this board.
    Recalculating....

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    I had one lady say next time you do that I'm going to run you over because I took the lane. In SF, the light rail lines run down the middle of the street because they were established before the communities and streets around them existed. So what they have are raised islands in the middle of the road for passengers but the lanes narrow significantly where those islands exist.

    This kind of thing: Google Maps

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxforce View Post
    Yeah, "Get a car!"

    I have one...
    I laugh when people yell that, I have 2 cars, I just normally leave them in my driveway during the week unless I need them.
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    I get the "go Lance!" thing every once in a while. I had a glass beer bottle thrown at me on a road where the speed will usually exceed 45-50mph; barely missed me. Most people around here do a good job of ignoring you and doing their best to run you off the road in the process. That or they Doppler yell at me.

    Sometimes if I see a cyclist I'll do my part to make their day and yell something about "go (insert pro racer that's not Lance here)!"Because if that happened to me I'd smile.
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    F-bombs to the max when riding on a one-lane each way road with double yellow line and plenty of relief on both sides (25 MPH speed limit for part of it and 35 elsewhere). There is a walking path however I choose to ride on the road when I am going full tilt to avoid running over babies in strollers, joggers, pets toddlers and walkers

    The last guy who yelled all sorts of profanity was a spineless 'n scrawny little jagoff/schnook in a Toyota Camry. He shrunk in his seat when a light turned red and I ended up stopped next to him with a big grin on my face (just hoping he was going to get outta the car so I could drop the fool legally).

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    In the last 10 years I don't think I've ever had anyone scream anything other than variants of "get off the road" and "get out of my way". And I get those weekly.

    I do some illegal moves too, but no one ever seems to care.
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    I just get the old standby, "Get off the road!" or "Use the sidewalk!" and I just smile and wave. If I'm in a bad mood I only wave with one finger, but most times I am on my bike I am pretty happy, so I do my best to spread that joy by giving them my best shit-eating grin and waving at them.

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    My best one was from just about this time last year. We'd gotten a foot of fresh snow the night before, which is really rare. My morning ride in is about as good as can be expected, and I'm riding on the road where I can but I'm also doing a lot of hike-a-biking through snowdrifts on the sidewalks.

    So I'm on one of the hike-a-bike sections tossing my bike over a 2' drift when I hear this yelling. I look over and there's a woman in a green neon who has stopped in the middle of the street and rolled down her window to yell at me. She's screaming "You're crazy!" over and over in a thick German accent.

    She's stopped on a one-lane, one-way road, yelling through her passenger window, and it's -20C out, and there's a jersey-barrier and probably 15' between us, and there are cars behind her honking at her, and I'm the crazy one.
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    After a road rager caught up with me.....

    I wasn't really gonna hit you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bedwards1000 View Post
    Fun thread

    I ride with ear buds (I know, I know cars are attracted to cyclists with ear buds and will not crash into you if you can hear them coming... or something like that... anyway)
    Thank you


    I have had a few of the Doppler Scream things happen... a gutteral yell just to get me to jump or words that I couldn't understand. I'm a high school teacher, so I've had several encounters with students that are usually harmless attempts to get me to jump out of my skin. It's only scary when you realize that the kid's only had his license for a few months.

    But the recent one that I didn't have any trouble understanding was the brief lecture I got from the PA system of the highway patrol car
    My commute is very rural, and I blow through the same stop sign every morning, since there's rarely a car in sight...It's a T intersection at the bottom of a long hill, at least 1/2 mile visibility in both directions. I saw headlights, but I had plenty of time, so I scooted through and continued on my way, and I see (because of the headlights) the car come up behind me and pace me)... then I got the siren chirp thing, which almost made me leap from my bike like a terrified cat: "WEEEEEUUUUP!!" and then 'the man': RUNNING A STOP SIGN ON A BIKE IS THE SAME THING AS RUNNING A STOP SIGN IN A CAR. I COULD GIVE YOU A TICKET."

    I gave him the thumbs up and the head nod, and he continued on his way. The next day he was in the exact same place at the exact same time, and I stopped for him. Haven't seen him since.
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    I'm guilty of rolling through a few stop signs when the coast is clear. What I've noticed is that well over half the cars do it too and they are usually rolling through a lot faster than I am. A lot of people don't even bother hitting the brakes and turn on red as if it were a green light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bedwards1000 View Post
    I'm guilty of rolling through a few stop signs when the coast is clear. What I've noticed is that well over half the cars do it too and they are usually rolling through a lot faster than I am. A lot of people don't even bother hitting the brakes and turn on red as if it were a green light.
    Driving in my neighborhood, I generally don`t drop out of third gear for stop signs. In town, I can`t get away with that. But I ALWAYS tap my brakes before making a right on a red

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    Quote Originally Posted by bedwards1000 View Post
    I'm guilty of rolling through a few stop signs when the coast is clear. What I've noticed is that well over half the cars do it too and they are usually rolling through a lot faster than I am. A lot of people don't even bother hitting the brakes and turn on red as if it were a green light.
    50%? My estimate is about 75% here run stops, and rights on red without checking for pedestrians in crosswalks.

    Oh yes, the dopplerunintelligibles. Insert random set of letters here!
    I was very jumpy and easily startled until I got the amalgam fillings out. Some young Yahoos in a pickup yelled various things indistinguishable from a chimp troops calls at a neighboring troop. You know: Jane Goodall stuff.

    The startle reflex is much better now when I have the energy to ride. Ones I heard and remember ;( : "Nice Bike!" from a pedestrian crossing to a ball diamond. "Classy" from a pickup driver. pulling alongside as I was in the left turn lane. "Nice lights" from a kid on a BMX and it was not sarcastic. An acquaintance saw me and said that I was 'anti-camoflage'. Had a guy behind me ask me to tell me about my Radbot 1000s. He wanted them for his mothers motorized wheelchair. Riding the Schwin to get groceries with the garbage can panniers, a guy passed me sort of close gawking, then stopped and waved me alongside. I thought: "I've got a bad feeling about this.." He said "That is a great idea!". So we discussed the merits/bad sides of my ghetto engineered panniers. Of course he never rode them home full into a wind gusting over 20. They make almost as good a sail as they do a pannier. ;(

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    Years ago someone yelled "You dropped something back there!". I still have no idea what they were talking about. And yes I did go back and check.

    Everyone else that yells just has a variation on "get off the road" (translation: "get out of my way").
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    No yelling but a funny story. I was on a bike path that runs parrell to a street for mabey half a mile and crosses a street before it peels back into a park. I had a guy apparently upset because he had to wait 2 seconds for me to cross the street, pulled up beside me and tried to Bear Spray me through his passenger window. With the wind he probably got more back into his truck then I got. Justice, when I got the plates and discription. The guy got arrested for misdemeanor assault

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    Quote Originally Posted by psc210 View Post
    Justice, when I got the plates and discription. The guy got arrested for misdemeanor assault
    Ooooooooh, that would be be so nice from time to time to see some a-hole get in some trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CommuterBoy View Post
    "RUNNING A STOP SIGN ON A BIKE IS THE SAME THING AS RUNNING A STOP SIGN IN A CAR. I COULD GIVE YOU A TICKET."
    Its legal in my state (both signs & lights), really hope it stays that way too as it makes no sense most of the time to stop.

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    After reading this thread, I'm liking my commute more and more. The only time anyone ever yelled at me, it was encouragement. I was biking through 6" of snow/slush/snot in the middle of a big storm, and some pedestrian yelled out" Way to go! You rock!" at me on the way past. Made my morning.

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    I ride out of DC Mon-Fri never had anyone yell at me, I got doored by a cab though.

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    Last summer my dad and I did a mini tour from Norcal down to santa cruz. On the last day we were riding up highway 9 into santa cruz and these 2 teen age ****** bags in a piece of junk busted out old honda drive by and yell "faaagggoootttt". About a quarter mile up the road, we caught them, stopped in traffic. I rode up next to the passenger window and politely said "Hey dude, sorry, I didn't catch what you said back there." The kid looked shocked and didn't say a word.

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    Walking my bike in the dark up a bike path hill because the snow was too deep came across 2 ladies out with a dog on a leash. Front and rear flashing lights, petzl on my helmet, one of them looks at me and said in a friendly tone "are you serious?", we were getting record snowfalls at the time. I responded with "know that song called Dreamer? We'll that's me" and the two of them laughed, but right at that moment the dog leaped out and bit me on the leg. Poor ladies freaked out and I yelped because it hurt and was a total surprise. I was worried about holes in my clothing, bit me on a gator on the calf, but just ended up with a bruise. They offered a phone number and were really apologetic, guess my attire and lights spooked the dog, who had never done anything before like that. Now I'm totally paranoid around dogs while riding.

    The other winter I had a bus driver open his window and yell at me "you're a moron!", we were at a 4 way stop doing the you go I go no you go thing because we had arrived at the same time, and I went, guess I had misunderstood him? Whatever, no reason to yell. I find the best response is no response to people like that.
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    My latest was "Nice bike, [email protected]!"

    Another was "F*** you guy!"
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    At one particular light, I take the middle (really the right) lane. The far right goes on to the freeway on-ramp just past the intersection, so I don't go to the far right as I would need to move left in the intersection to stay off the freeway while cars would be going to the right to get on. So I leave it so that cars can use the left lane to go straight, and the far right to get on the freeway. So some jerk pulls to my right, rolls down the window and yells 'You know you are on a bike', and I just say 'Yep'. He then goes of on how I need to be on the right because I am a bike and a cop told him so. So I told him that the sign ahead tells me the right goes on the freeway and I am not going on the freeway I am going straight. Thankfully the light changed at that point and he took off, ranting that I should get a ticket or some such. Idiot.
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    Hey, DM! Nice to see another `bent rider here- there aren`t a whole lot of us on this board.
    rodar,

    What kind of recumbent are you riding? I have a RANS Wave/Tailwind and a Volae Century.

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    Yeah, I saw that on your profile. I got to ride a Tailwind once, liked it- BIG chainring!

    I have a 26/20 SWB that I more or less coppied from V-Rex.

    Dang, I haven`t had any luck inserting images lately. Here was the thread on the build. It`s been painted and tweaked a little since the last pics on the thread, but the same basic bike.
    https://forums.mtbr.com/commuting/ot...ke-612499.html

    And a link to the more up to date pic that I couldn`t manage to insert:
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    I've been call about everything from gay to F***er.

    One Night I was going home. It was about an hour before Sundown.
    I'm riding in a Industrial Section about a quarter mile from a Stop Light.
    This A$$#OLE comes up to me get right behind me and Blows his horn.
    I hate when people do that cause it just scares the hell out of me.
    So he goes by and he get caught at the light. So I come up be hind him on the Driver Side while he's still stopped. I get right up to his window that was rolled down about a quarter way down.
    |I YELL BEEEP In HIS WINDOW.
    Well now it took him a moment to collect himself. The Yell for me to stay off the road.
    I told him I had just as much right on the road as he did.
    The light turns Green.He goes by my in his BMW and yell out "YOU JEW'
    My reply. Communist!

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    "BEEEP!"

    That is awesome.
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    (unless you don't have studded tires)
    (no excuse for that either)

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    rodar,

    very nice bike!

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    I was riding on the far right of an 8' wide shoulder and some kids in a pretty cool looking mustang were going the other direction. The dude in the passenger side had long black hair, hangs out the wondow and yells "Dick" and chucks a half full bottle of Mountain Dew at me with the lid on. He was either good or lucky cause it tagged me right in the chest and hurt like hell. I turned my head back and saw that he had a pretty easy to remember license plate. I called the cops later but never took the time to go in and fill out a police report.

    Two months later I'm getting gas, drinking a gatorade, standing there daydreaming and who is gassing up next to me but the same two little punks in the mustang, the passenger with long black hair and the same hat. I quietly walk over, yell "Dick" as loud as I can and hurl the Gatorade as hard as I can into his chest. I know it didn't hurt near as bad as mine but it sure surprised the crap out of him.

    They asked why I did it and when I reminded them what they had done they started to get a horrified look on their faces. The both apologized about 20 times because I'm sure they thought I was going to whoop some butt. I just calmly turned and went back to my truck thoroughly satisfied. I don't thing they will be doing that again!
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    ^^^THAT, is pure AWESOME !!!
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    Reminds me a guy with a severe short man syndrome honked and yelled something unintelligible at me from behind for taking the lane where there was not room for both of us while we sat at a stagger- corner light. My ignoring him must have hurt his feelings. I launched hard and fast. He floored it and passed me just as I apexed the right turn into the nearly straight on street on the other side of the intersection. Had I not been leaning, he would have mirrored me. I was willing to chock him up as an idiot. When he waved in his mirror clearly gloating. So I gave him an Italian salute. That infuriated him (apparently free speech in hand jestures was only for him, same as using the roads), so he pulled over and got out as I caught him.

    He got in my face yelling, "No one gives me the finger!"

    I was expecting an assault, so this was cool and I said calmly, "Looks like I just did."

    Then he threatened me with bodily harm. I figured if he was he'd have done so, so I just crossed my arms over my barrel chest and I looked down my nose at him and said "I don't fancy your chances." ( I was lean and fit with 8 inches of height and maybe 30 pounds advantage, he had a gut). I think it sunk in I was prepared to open a can of whoop-a$$. He suddenly remembered his daughter in the back seat and the pizza getting cold. Strange he did not remember to set an example for her on how to yield to legal traffic and not be a complete jerk. Kipling said something about keeping your head while those about you lose theirs. Worked this time to not respond.

    I sometimes wonder if he still has his own front teeth.

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    I get some interesting looks AND comments when I am forced to blast my "Noisy Cricket" at some driver that doesn't want to pay attention. That thing is LOUD and very annoying. That's why I just LOVE it!!!!!
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    No so much a yell, but I did have someone drive by me an throw a beer out their window on me. :/

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    He suddenly remembered his daughter in the back seat ...
    Wow. I am no stranger to being angry in traffic (6 million other drivers in my area will do that), but I'll be damned if I ever do that with my boy in the back seat. Actions like that simply arent worth his safety...

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    I tried Brian, - but I 'must spread more rep around'
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll View Post
    "Get a Car!"

    and then they decided to throw $20,000 at me - (in singles)
    What am I, a stripper?
    Anyways.. Would have liked it

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    I envy you guys, when I get yelled at while riding (which is every time) I always flash to rage. I need to take some zen classes from you masters.

    Though I do usually muster enough composure when people yell for me to "Get a car!" that I typically respond with "Get a bike!".
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    Quote Originally Posted by zebrahum View Post
    I envy you guys, when I get yelled at while riding (which is every time) I always flash to rage. I need to take some zen classes from you masters.

    Though I do usually muster enough composure when people yell for me to "Get a car!" that I typically respond with "Get a bike!".
    What I REALLY enjoy is when someone passes me like a bat out of hell....honking and just generally acting like an idiot. And then I happen to catch up because they are waiting at a long light. I usually do the ornery thing.....pass them....get in front...and then when the light changes go extremely slow and make them pass me all over again. I just smile and wave and usually give them a blast for the "Noisy Cricket" I have installed for JUST such occasions.....
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    "youre a vehicle"

    "Get the **** out of the road" and Gimmie dat bike". The first one was some soccer mom yelling at me as i was riding across a crosswalk. The second one i was riding in a bike lane when this drunk ******* buzzed me. The last one some kid yelled this @ me. I took off maybe he was packing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guzzijason View Post
    No so much a yell, but I did have someone drive by me an throw a beer out their window on me. :/

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    That one baffles me...have heard about it happening a few times, never to me luckily, but what a waste of a beer?!?

    I used to get 'go back your own country!' a fair bit, being a caucasian living in Asia, but not so much these days. People here (Singapore) seem to be getting much better with cyclists on the road...seems in the last five years or so the cycling community has exploded, and the cagers are finally starting to catch on that its ok to cycle on the road.

    I am bound to get abused on my ride home tonight!

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    yeah, had a 32oz soda thrown at me the other day next to one of the biggest bike-friendly parks in the city I live in. I wish I had had my GoPro on... oh well, just wave and let karma do the rest..

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    There was a school on my usual commute a few years back. Couldn't tell you how many times I heard "Go Lance" or something similar. I didn't even mind it after awhile. I'd just raise my arms or sprint my heart out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lightjunction View Post
    There was a school on my usual commute a few years back. Couldn't tell you how many times I heard "Go Lance" or something similar. I didn't even mind it after awhile. I'd just raise my arms or sprint my heart out.
    Generally, I just smile and wave.

    The worst I think I had was a SCHOOL van that first, pulled behind me on a four lane road and honked like there wasn't another lane for him. Then I happened upon the SAME van at the stop light. The driver proceeded to roll down his window and then read me the riot act telling me that I wasn't allowed on the road. I wrote down the number of the van and the phone number, pulled across the light and called his company.

    After talking at length to the administrator explaining the situation I was told that this would be dealt with. I got a call back later in the afternoon and was told the this particular driver had complaints before mine and he was fired when he got back from the trip that I called on.
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    "I stopped!"
    yes, but you cut off me and my son in his trailer and slammed on your brakes the moment your bumper got ahead of my front wheel.
    could have waited 6 or 7 seconds and saved yourself a useless sprint worth of gas followed by a slam on the brakes.
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    Here in Germany many car drivers aren't to nice to you. But I have hope for the future: Children are generally cool. Last year for example I passed a few children and they screamed "go, go, go, go!" Was quite cool to hear. It's often like this when you pass children. If just there parents were like this...

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    I've read through most of this thread and I must say I feel sorry for you (and angry, too). Over here in Belgium, cycling (both as a sport/hobby and as a form of transportation) is so ingrained in our culture that bikes are commonplace and you only ever get encouragement from people. The idea that the car is "better" or more "mature" simply isn't present here.

    Hence, respect to all US-commuters!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orkje View Post
    I've read through most of this thread and I must say I feel sorry for you (and angry, too). Over here in Belgium, cycling (both as a sport/hobby and as a form of transportation) is so ingrained in our culture that bikes are commonplace and you only ever get encouragement from people. The idea that the car is "better" or more "mature" simply isn't present here.

    Hence, respect to all US-commuters!
    I have lived in many areas of the U.S. I must say that where I am currently living ranks among THE WORST for being "Bike Friendly". There are many cyclists here and the treatment by car drivers shows an incredible lack of respect. On BOTH sides.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orkje View Post
    I've read through most of this thread and I must say I feel sorry for you (and angry, too). Over here in Belgium, cycling (both as a sport/hobby and as a form of transportation) is so ingrained in our culture that bikes are commonplace and you only ever get encouragement from people. The idea that the car is "better" or more "mature" simply isn't present here.

    Hence, respect to all US-commuters!
    My best friend growing up was from Honduras, but he grew up in Belgium and when he moved to the States he rode everywhere. I remember him telling me that people would have bikes rigged up to tote all sorts of stuff from groceries to lawn equipment to like three of their children. He had his bike all hooked up with generators for lights and stuff like that. Now he thinks riding is stupid and has a bunch of cars and jeeps he rides around in, but you know that's partially the American mentality. I feel that the media really pushes the concept of needing a car on everyone.

    But, to each his own.

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    Most that's happened to me is cars would swerve over as close as they could to me, forcing me further off the road. Jerks.

    One time though it was one one my friends. On a nice downhill when he did that to me, so I sped after him. He said I was going about 35 miles per hour chasing him. Fun, but then I had to abruptly stop because he is stupid and slammed his brakes on. I dont know how I would do it, but I would find a way to make me and my bike win against his big truck if I did hit him.

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    Worst one was when i was road riding (not commuting) in my tights. Guy yelled "[email protected]" then threw a gas station soda cup at me (empty luckily).

    Worst one i have heard about was a guy got hit in the leg by a doubleA battery from a car going 40mph, landed him in the hospital after he wrecked his bike. Possibly an urban legend but scared me.

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    In my area (Northern California, foothills) I only get hassled by the few motorists who I'm guessing have no idea about bike laws. Upgrading my commuter right now, so I have a better ride when tracking into the rough stuff just off the sides of our roadways...despite having a legal right to a small piece of the pavement...

    Legal or not, I don't want to get clipped by someone who doesn't get it.

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    There was a loooonng gap between motorist comments for me -- had NONE in 2011, and then the first of '12 about two weeks ago; some thug-boy didn't like that I took the lane crossing a 4-lane highway when my street got the green. Funny thing, he was so far behind me, I barely heard him! I know he heard ME, though, I have this 'drill sergeant' bellow....

    Anymore, since a newspaper article a few years ago, and a pro-cycling mayor elected a year or so later, the anti-bike sentiment has cooled; rare vocals, a little less rare buzzes, but they're not even monthly now. (ALWAYS, though, the buzzes are from the thug-boys....)
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    "****in' dumbass!"... Yelled to me by the dude driving a company truck while he waited behind me as I stopped before turning left due to oncoming traffic. I just regret not getting at least the company name from their logo on the side...

    What if I'd been wasting gas and driving my own truck? I doubt anyone would get mad about me waiting to make a left then... ****ing people...

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    My derailler snapped so I was walking the last block to work. Needless to say I was not happy. I get the standard "Hey aren't you supposed to ride those things? HAHH" To which I replied "Why don't you bend over and I will see far I can ride it up your ass"
    Better still, on the way to work a company van comes screeching to a halt attempting to make a right on red in front of me. I get the usual "Get the F outta the way!" Bad idea for him because I am his bosses boss and because he slammed on the brakes it triggered his dash cam. Needless to say he is no longer with us. We use his video in driver training as an example.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sandmangts View Post
    Needless to say he is no longer with us. We use his video in driver training as an example.
    Did you have him meet with you with your bike and his boss in the process of learning that his services were no longer required?

    Visualized conversation:

    "Do you happen to remember when and where we last had a conversation?"

    Dumfounded silence.

    "No? Well maybe this video will jog your memory."

    The look on his face should have been priceless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandmangts View Post
    Better still...
    .... We use his video in driver training as an example.
    I love it!

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    Pedaling past a house tonight whose driveway shares the snowmobile trail, I saw a silhouette at the window. Then I heard the window open, and "Congratulations! mumblemumble You are motivating my whole family!" "Excellent!" I replied.

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    A few more from some time ago:

    I was on my way to work a few years ago and the road I had to take was one where two okay-sized lanes become three very very narrow lanes about a half mile before I had to make a left. As I'm about to start trying to make my way across a death-wish traffic cluster-**** a state van comes speeding by me and then slows next to me and forced me into the curb. I was too busy trying to not die to get the plates.

    Another time, a soccer mom in a grocery-getter van rode my rear tire and was laying on her horn for about a quarter mile. Then, speeds passed me with a scowl. Luckily for her I had just had a beverage that had made me all mucus-y. I immediately started the forcing of phlegm up as she passed knowing I'd catch her at the light. Sure enough, I caught her at the red--me hauling ass, her stopped--and luged all over her passenger window as the light turned green, I didn't even have to hit my brakes. When she drove by me I ice grilled her and she didn't even look over at me.
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    No yelling but somebody freaked me out with a laser pointer tonight. Green flash right in front of my wheel. Kind of a visual yell.

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    Riding back from a mtb night ride, I had someone yell Nice lights! in a friendly fashion. Then, another time while waiting at a stop sign, the passenger in a car stopped next to me said Nice helmet. My helmet is nothing special so that one still puzzles me. He might have been being sarcastic, but he looked pretty sincere.
    I've also had the usual unintelligible scream a few times, but nothing really nasty, yet.


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    I had someone throw an onion at me one morning on my way to work, who the hell throws onions at cyclists?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocket Dog View Post
    I had someone throw an onion at me one morning on my way to work, who the hell throws onions at cyclists?
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    We can't bust heads like we used to, but we have our ways. One trick is to tell 'em stories that don't go anywhere - like the time I caught the ferry over to Shelbyville. I needed a new heel for my shoe, so, I decided to go to Morganville, which is what they called Shelbyville in those days. So I tied an onion to my belt, which was the style at the time. Now, to take the ferry cost a nickel, and in those days, nickels had pictures of bumblebees on 'em. Give me five bees for a quarter, you'd say.

    Now where were we? Oh yeah: the important thing was I had an onion on my belt, which was the style at the time. They didn't have white onions because of the war. The only thing you could get was those big yellow ones...
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    I've just read the posts in this thread and how lucky am I for not be the victim of the sarcastic motorists act on road.

    I live in Indonesia. Most of the motorists here were pollite to the cyclists even though we have the most crowded traffic in the world. They never yelling or saying any sarcastic things to the cyclists.

    The will slow down their vehicles a bit when they see a bike in sight and if you are impeding their way they just blowing a single horn at you.
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    The favourite I had yelled at me was a brilliant hypocritical one, whilst I was wearing a fluorescent jacket and with an Exposure light turned on on both my helmet and my handlebars, this was yelled from a car that pulled out of a side road right into me as I crossed a junction. I was going straight ahead and it was my right of way:

    "It's not my fault; I didn't see you! Anyway, you weren't indicating."


    1. How did he know I wasn't indicating if he didn't see me???!!!
    2. I was going straight on (and it was my right of way), what the hell indication am I meant to give?!
    3. How the hell could I have made myself more visible?! Perhaps he didn't see me as he didn't look?


    I pointed these out to the moron who almost killed me. He did at least have the courtesy to look embarrassed. No apology for almost killing me though

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    Quote Originally Posted by robdeanhove View Post
    The favourite I had yelled at me was a brilliant hypocritical one, whilst I was wearing a fluorescent jacket and with an Exposure light turned on on both my helmet and my handlebars, this was yelled from a car that pulled out of a side road right into me as I crossed a junction. I was going straight ahead and it was my right of way:

    "It's not my fault; I didn't see you! Anyway, you weren't indicating."

    -snip-
    He did at least have the courtesy to look embarrassed. No apology for almost killing me though
    Sounds like my Ram pickup driver who was 'distracted' by a police car so proceeded without looking properly.

    "I did not see you." Means I did not look properly in bright sun with such a jacket or vest and lights. I pointed at myself and he just looked blank. (My lights are spayed out at 45 degrees and are about 1000 lumens as bright as a car headlight). No apology and the deputy supported the lame excuse. I was too shocked to press the issue. I got the 'So?' look. The deputy? Just plain lame. Maybe they were related. I hope this will be a lone experience, but I am now better prepared to deal with it.

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    This thread reminds me that I actually used to get yelled at a lot more when I ran, than when I ride.

    On the bike there's the occasional traffic-law-related debate, but when I used to run it was surprisingly common for cars to pass by with someone shrieking out of the passenger window. And I was just an average-height, average-build, white guy wearing average gym clothes - I look much weirder as a cyclist. I always wondered what sort of abuse gets hurled at the runners who are actually distinctive-looking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robdeanhove View Post
    He did at least have the courtesy to look embarrassed. No apology for almost killing me though
    That's not too bad actually. If I get that far into a "what went wrong" discussion with a motorist, they are almost always flinging profanity-laden death threats by that point.

    Suffice to say I don't like to chat much anymore.
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    Lamest anti-bike rant/general crotchetyness: "HEY! You can't ride your bike on that road anymore! That's our drinking water. The STATE says so!"

    Geez, mountain bikes have been blamed for a lot, but impacting a drilled well from afar, I don't think so.

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    "517!" Laughingly, by a teen/college aged girl. I assume it was ironic or joking but I don't know what it means...

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    517? Was that the contamination by clinging sock code in Monsters Inc.?

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    Last fall I had a woman whistle (cat call) at me from the passenger seat of a car, I yelled back, "I AM NOT A PIECE OF MEAT!"

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    I always think of that kind of response after the fact. I need to have some of those responses on standby. Good stuff.
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    I feel pretty fortunate here in Montana. I don't remember being yelled at. Our roads where I ride are pretty cycle friendly. And of course my trip to work in the morning starts at 3:30am so traffic is not much of sn issue on the wsy in. I do however have a can of bear spray strapped to my bars because bears and lions make regular appearances around these parts.
    As for sidewalks and stop signs.......I don't know the local laws and I am pretty sure the local law enforcement doesn't either. Or they just don't care. I ride on sidewalks where it is convenient (sidewalks around here are rarely used by PEDS, and I blow stop signs and generally just go where I want. Officers have seen me do all of the above and never batted an eye at me.

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    Funny. I usually be the one yelling at the car drivers and pedestrians (even to other riders) who don't respect the driving code or just act stupid. Yeah, I'm that guy.
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    Today on my way home, from a group of youngsta's in metal band attire: "I like your cat!"

    I was hauling my dog in a trailer.

    Proof that too much weed is a bad thing...

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    ^^Haha! Or proof that metal is a bad thing.
    Do metal heads still smoke weed? I thought they had left that to the hippies and moved on to bigger and better dope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ubernerd View Post
    Today on my way home, from a group of youngsta's in metal band attire: "I like your cat!"

    I was hauling my dog in a trailer.

    Proof that too much weed is a bad thing...
    what is metal-band attire these days?
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    I got a basic howl this morning or it could have been a hoot. It was premeditated because it was on a fast stretch of road and they had to see me, roll the window down, howl and roll the window back up. It must have been thrilling for them.

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    Shout outs

    After moving to a new city and dropping off the rental truck, I was not 5 minutes away on a side street when someone yelled that I should "get onto a bike route".

    I yelled back that if I was in my car he would still be behind me. Poor chap was all confused and drove away.
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    I am very suprised at all of this even the throwing of things... I think the worse I've ever gotten is the doppler yell. But nothing more then that, lots of bike lanes in Tempe so usually no worries there. Now I'm in mesa so that might change a bit.

    non bike related:
    One morning when I woke up I got someone to yell "NICE HAIR!!!" by a group of girls driving by in a yellow mustang, I had just woken up and I have long curly hair that goes down to my shoulders, in the morning it goes straight up!

    Another time I had been walking to the parts store to get a carb rebuild kit for my 64 dodge, I also had a gas can and some kids in a beat up Honda yelled "[email protected]!" at me. A few hours later after taking my car out for a test drive I pulled up next to them and revved my engine and scared them to death. It was classic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkj__ View Post
    "You have to stop too" - from a driver as I blew a stop sign
    "You're making us all look bad" - from a person on an e-bike, as I blew a stoplight
    "Get off the road, cyclist" - from a passenger as i was JRA

    The last one was funny, because at first I was like, what?! No legitimately angry motorist would refer to me as a "cyclist." Sure enough, I discovered it was a co-worker of mine joking around.
    Please don't blow off stop signs. You ARE making the rest of us look bad.

    It is the same road - obey the same rules.

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    Sometimes drivers are courteious

    A couple of weeks ago, I was on my commute home in the middle of a 6 mile Cat 3 climb - 1200ft gain. I was struggling against a stiff headwind.

    As I crawled at 9mph past a business driveway, I saw a motorist patiently waiting behind me to turn in. It was a situation where most drivers would have dangerously cut me off.

    I stopped and put my foot on the curb a few feet later to catch my breath and nibble on a power bar. The car parked next to me in the lot. As the driver got out, I thanked her for being so courteous.

    We had a very pleasant 2 minute conversation.

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    99.9% of drivers are OK 99.9% of the time, but you get the odd idiot here and there - good simulation of the doppler yell, which is the worst I've had, can be found here, about sums it up really

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    Quote Originally Posted by n2y2 View Post
    Please don't blow off stop signs. You ARE making the rest of us look bad.
    True in Ontario, Illinois, and Ohio, but in this corner of Indiana,it just confuses them! Most of them blow the stops. When in Rome...

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    People are just dumb. My friend told me some idiot threw a bottle at him today while he was riding in the bike lane. Vegas sucks.

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    "Stooopppp sign!!!!" as I blew the open 4 way intersection... I won't lie, I flipped the bird and was on my merry way. I was hoping he'd chase me so I could cut through everything he couldn't. :-/

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    Quote Originally Posted by n2y2 View Post
    Please don't blow off stop signs. You ARE making the rest of us look bad.

    It is the same road - obey the same rules.

    You want drivers to respect you? You have to earn it.
    seriously, you guys need to stop blowing stop signs...

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    Quote Originally Posted by drblauston View Post
    seriously, you guys need to stop blowing stop signs...
    +1

    If we want to be treated like we belong on the roads, it's time to start acting like we belong on the roads.

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    I don't know about the towns you live in, but around here most cars will pull right out in front of you, yes, I can easily stop or avoid them, but if I were in a car they would NEVER pull out in that same situation, but then there are cars that will stop to let me cross a street when if they would have just kept driving they wouldn't have been in my way anyway, hell, sometimes they'll slam on the brakes and even if I were to summon the power of two lance armstrong's I would not have had any chance of even hitting the side of their car much less getting in front of it. Consistency, there is none of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flying_monkeee View Post
    "Stooopppp sign!!!!" as I blew the open 4 way intersection... I won't lie, I flipped the bird and was on my merry way. I was hoping he'd chase me so I could cut through everything he couldn't. :-/
    I negged ya - but you made no appearance that you were joking...so...yeah
    I see you're new here - welcome

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    I have no idea what they were yelling but I had somebody leaning out the window doing a full on scream. It looked like they might pull a lung or something. I was concerned for them.

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    Biking in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia.

    A guy yelled out the passenger side "I don't know where I'm going!!!".

    I yelled back "get a map!".

    He pulls out a giant city map book about the size of a big phone book, waves it around and yells something else I couldn't make out.

    Made me laugh. The driver was going a bit faster than me, probably 35-40 kph. They must have slowed down for their performance.

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    "Get on the sidewalk" WRONG!
    It's the stopping and starting part that will get ya!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whatbrakes View Post
    "Get on the sidewalk" WRONG!
    yell back - "you too!"
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Really? That's the best you've got?

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    I got my first "[email protected]" yesterday. I felt so special I had to play some Elton John on my MP3
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    I'm probably worse about shouting AT motorists than they are about shouting at me. I often lament that I wish it was legal to strap a holster to my top tube, but that's probably a bad idea...

    I did have kind of a funny experience a couple weeks ago...I heard a car come up behind me and then just stay there...like a foot off my tire. I kept waving him past and he just stays there. Finally he pulls up alongside me and I see it's one of the guys I work with. He shouts "you need a ride?" Which sounds nice, but he was laughing, and with no bike rack on his tiny sedan, there's obviously no possibility of him actually giving me a ride. I shout back, "no thanks, I've already got one!", smiling and pointing at my bike.
    At this point he pulls in front of me and SLAMS on his brakes. I locked up my brakes, did a pretty sweet endo, and swerved off the road into the ditch.
    the next morning at work, he comes up to me in front of everybody laughing at how I "fell off my bike" thinking everybody was going to join in. After I was restrained, and explained HOW i "fell off my bike", every other person in our platoon was like "that was a d*** move, man" "you're kind of a ******bag" "I would have killed you"
    He was crushed. He thought everybody was gonna think he was cool but nobody talks to him anymore.

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    ^^In 2 months from now when he as forgotten all about it it will be funny when you let all the air out of his tires. Make sure you actually remove the valve stem cores and throw them into the grass. Considering his sense of humor that HAS to be funny to him. I wouldn't tell anybody else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phirebug View Post
    I did have kind of a funny experience a couple weeks ago...

    ...he comes up to me in front of everybody laughing at how I "fell off my bike" thinking everybody was going to join in.
    Holy cow, what a jerk

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    Quote Originally Posted by bedwards1000 View Post
    ^^In 2 months from now when he as forgotten all about it it will be funny when you let all the air out of his tires. Make sure you actually remove the valve stem cores and throw them into the grass. Considering his sense of humor that HAS to be funny to him. I wouldn't tell anybody else.
    This.
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    topless. that's what all mtb girls do. we go ride, get topless, have pillow fights in the woods, scissor, then ride home!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bedwards1000 View Post
    ^^In 2 months from now when he as forgotten all about it it will be funny when you let all the air out of his tires. Make sure you actually remove the valve stem cores and throw them into the grass. Considering his sense of humor that HAS to be funny to him. I wouldn't tell anybody else.
    Nice one. Another is to jack it up so there are blocks under the suspension with the wheels barely off the pavement. The blown transmission that isn't is bound to hit his funny bone.

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    The other day I was riding home on a route I take regularly. I was about 5 feet to the right off the road riding through the dirt coming up to a stop sign. There was an elderly man on a big ass yellow Goldwing motorcycle looking the other way for incoming traffic. When he started moving and looked in my direction, he slammed on his brakes with this look on his face that was hilarious.

    Apparently he thought I was in his way, regardless of me basically being on an invisible sidewalk 5 feet off the road.

    He yelled "BICYCLES AREN'T SUPPOSED TO BE ON THE ROAD!"
    I say "Yeah yeah, I'm not even in your way." as I ride by him
    I hear him yell back to me "HEY F*CK OFF!"

    Needless to say, he made me laugh for the next 5 minutes on my way home.

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    My first thought was, "It's legal, but I'm not ON the road, am I?"

    1 He seems to have a vision or perception issue.
    2. He is woefully ignorant of the traffic laws concerning bicycles
    3. He is not the world's most eloquent debater.

    Sounds drunk to me. A 911 call might have saved his life.

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    Wow, reading all these experiences makes me lose hope in the human race.

    There are too many scum bags in this world. People who randomly yell out obscenities or throw things at others while driving deserve execution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianMc View Post
    Sounds drunk to me. A 911 call might have saved his life.
    You missed a pertinant clue, Brian. Since he was on a GW, more likely senility than intoxication.

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    One of the best moments was when riding back from the trail with my friend some girls pull up and start cat calling, commenting on how our buts look in the spandex. At the next stop light my friend has a number!

    They went on a date that weekend. I still give him crap about it.

    Now it seams his ego has gotten so big its embarrassing to ride with him on the roads like the roles are reversed. Cyclist cat calling the motorist.

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    Clearly the ladies didn't know that you are the sausage king of Chicago
    You have no excuse for driving to work
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    Some jackwagon in a pickup yelled "c#ck sucker" at my wife, she replied "is that so wrong?"

    Another jackwagon in a pickup told me he wanted to make me his girlfriend. I declined.

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    It's been shown clinically proven that climbing into the cab of a pickup truck lowers your IQ by 30 points, another 20 points if it has a lift kit and another 10 points if it has an aftermarket exhaust system.

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    I took a chance that the pilot car driver was a nascar fan the other day in my road construction zone... it was a really long (2 miles or so) section that they were working on, so when he took off, I didn't waste any time getting right onto his bumper and taking advantage of the draft. It was a pickup with a camper shell, so a nice big brick to draft behind... I could see through the camper shell and through the window, so I felt totally safe, but I wasn't sure how he'd feel about me sitting 6 inches off of his rear bumper... There was a line of cars behind me, and the guy in front of the line was giving me lots of room... he looked a bit concerned. Pilot car guy creeped up to 35 or so and stayed about there. I think I pedaled 3 or 4 times the entire 2 miles. It was beautiful. When he drifted to the left at the end of the construction zone and I passed him on the right, he yelled "Nice draftin!" out the passenger window. I gave him a thumbs up and the lady that was stopping traffic going the other direction was laughing when I went past her.
    You have no excuse for driving to work
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    ^^^ Grinning here. Simply awesome!

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    CB, with that kind of experience, you should come out next week for the bike race an the local speedway, Thunder Road (even the VT Lt Gov races cars there). Should be fun, http://www.spartasynergy.com/2012%20...06%20flyer.pdf

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    Damn, CB- I bet you had a ball!
    Will you find yourself lining up for the pilot car game even when you don`t have a job to report to between the end of classes and the wrap up for the construction?

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    "You got some nice legs old man! I wanna do you with my 23-yr old body!"
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    ^^ If I heard that, I'd have to wonder if she needed an appointment with an optometrist, a psychiatrist, or both!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianMc View Post
    ^^ If I heard that, I'd have to wonder if she needed an appointment with an optometrist, a psychiatrist, or both!
    LOL I'm sure they were effing with me (they were literally half my age) but it was kind of cool

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar View Post
    Damn, CB- I bet you had a ball!
    Will you find yourself lining up for the pilot car game even when you don`t have a job to report to between the end of classes and the wrap up for the construction?
    No. No I won't
    You have no excuse for driving to work
    (unless you don't have studded tires)
    (no excuse for that either)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bedwards1000 View Post
    It's been shown clinically proven that climbing into the cab of a pickup truck lowers your IQ by 30 points, another 20 points if it has a lift kit and another 10 points if it has an aftermarket exhaust system.
    Another time two wood cutters jumped out of a short bed chevy gas 4WD pickup loaded with firewood at an AMPM. As I was bending over to lock up my townie one of them walks up to me and tells me what he thinks of people who ride bikes. Mostly that I must be gay. I looked at his boots - White Smokejumpers - I know because I own a pair for just that kind of work. I then looked over at his truck and thought to myself that my truck (Ford 7.3L diesel long bed double cab that weighs 8k lbs, his weighs 5k at best) could drag his truck all over town. Then I noticed goon number two standing ten feet back. Goon number two didn't look like he wanted any part of this, but there were two of them and they were both wearing heavy boots. I finished locking up my bike by unlocking my bike and rode away without saying a word. The irony of this is that on any other day I might look exactly like them. I was even there to buy beer, and I bet they were too. The b#llshit of this kind of thinking just baffles me. Onward and upward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiskare View Post
    The irony of this is that on any other day I might look exactly like them.
    There it is, right there.

    I'll never understand people
    You have no excuse for driving to work
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiskare View Post
    Another time two wood cutters jumped out of a short bed chevy gas 4WD pickup loaded with firewood at an AMPM. As I was bending over to lock up my townie one of them walks up to me and tells me what he thinks of people who ride bikes. Mostly that I must be gay. I looked at his boots - White Smokejumpers - I know because I own a pair for just that kind of work. I then looked over at his truck and thought to myself that my truck (Ford 7.3L diesel long bed double cab that weighs 8k lbs, his weighs 5k at best) could drag his truck all over town. Then I noticed goon number two standing ten feet back. Goon number two didn't look like he wanted any part of this, but there were two of them and they were both wearing heavy boots. I finished locking up my bike by unlocking my bike and rode away without saying a word. The irony of this is that on any other day I might look exactly like them. I was even there to buy beer, and I bet they were too. The b#llshit of this kind of thinking just baffles me. Onward and upward.
    As a matter of full disclosure, I own a pickup, Chevy, Duramax diesel, aftermarket tune... I just have to resolve the fact that I'm going to cat-call girls and tailgate people when I drive it. Speaking of A-holes in diesels several people have attempted this when they pass me on the bike. Not exactly a yell but the same idea.
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    ^^ One, but his timing was off given the headwind. He also tried to mirror me but I went right and it missed. Zero for two may have hurt his fragile ego. Or he saw my graying handlebar mustache and realized I was his father's age at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CommuterBoy View Post
    There it is, right there.

    I'll never understand people
    I appreciate the kind words, but I live here, today.

    UPDATE: One arrested in recent armed robbery » Redding Record Searchlight

    Not the same AMPM, but real close. I am reasonably well armed, but that don't mean **** if the other guy gets there quicker. I think I prefer the wood cutters.

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    I haven't been yelled at much, but when it happens I usually can't understand what "iuhweiUI FFKK UIWHIUWhi ui uh" means--so I just wave, smile, and ride on.

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    "Nice unicycle!"
    wtf?
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    "Studmuffin!"

    Whoa! Only my Kathryn knows for sure.

    I think it was in jest. But nicer to hear than most.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bedwards1000 View Post
    As a matter of full disclosure, I own a pickup, Chevy, Duramax diesel, aftermarket tune... I just have to resolve the fact that I'm going to cat-call girls and tailgate people when I drive it. Speaking of A-holes in diesels several people have attempted this when they pass me on the bike. Not exactly a yell but the same idea.
    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ixAMwN11cfQ?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
    Huge amount of latent homosexuality there.....kinda goes with the truck????

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    Quote Originally Posted by bedwards1000 View Post
    It's been shown clinically proven that climbing into the cab of a pickup truck lowers your IQ by 30 points, another 20 points if it has a lift kit and another 10 points if it has an aftermarket exhaust system.
    And what about the hanging testicle attached to the tow hitch? I would venture that takes the IQ into the negative range...

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    Quote Originally Posted by blockphi View Post
    And what about the hanging testicle attached to the tow hitch? I would venture that takes the IQ into the negative range...
    I am tempted to carry a can of black spray paint when I see those. It would change the meaning significantly. One man's vandalism is another's free speech?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blockphi View Post
    And what about the hanging testicle attached to the tow hitch? I would venture that takes the IQ into the negative range...
    I've always thought that those were pretty damn funny. I briefly thought about adding them to my commuter bike and/or Honda Fit. Not sure why, but I haven't followed through.

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    i got a great one today. i waited for like 10 minutes for a break in traffic so i could make a turn, and when i finally got one, i sprinted like crazy to get up to speed because i had to get over a couple lanes. as soon as i get up to speed and in my lane, the light turns red. i cursed audibly as i slammed on my brakes, and the driver of the car next to me, who had his window down, chuckled and offered this sage wisdom:
    "hey man...s*** happens."

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    "You can't pee there!!"

    Which was fair enough because I was urinating on a tree at the side of the road.

    But I don't mean to derail the thread but where else am I going to pee when I'm on an hour long commute and there's now bathrooms for miles?
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    Was the tree in the woods or in somebody's front yard with kids standing around waiting for a school bus? Maybe just a little further off the road. Actually, Bicycling had an article about this a while back. Hang on, I'll go get it. When Nature Calls

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Bluth View Post
    "You can't pee there!!"

    Which was fair enough because I was urinating on a tree at the side of the road.

    But I don't mean to derail the thread but where else am I going to pee when I'm on an hour long commute and there's now bathrooms for miles?
    I always toot my horn when I see someone peeing on the side of the road....

    Mostly they wave.

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    "F-you for riding!"
    From a buddy who could not get home from work soon enough to join us for an evening jaunt up El Cariso Truck Trail, and the ranger station loop.
    Sorry buddy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bedwards1000 View Post
    Was the tree in the woods or in somebody's front yard with kids standing around waiting for a school bus? Maybe just a little further off the road. Actually, Bicycling had an article about this a while back. Hang on, I'll go get it. When Nature Calls
    Good article. Thanks.

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    Somebody gave me the finger yesterday - Except, I was in my car and he was on the bike. I can't figure out what I might have done to slight him. He was going up a hill on a narrow very crappy road and I slowed down and followed until I could see over the hill to move to the other lane. The only thing I can think of is that he thought I cut in too fast but he was behind me, physics says there is not way he could have hit me. Not the kind of road you can hang out in the other lane for long. He was probably double pissed when he saw the 2 bike stickers on the back of my car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bedwards1000 View Post
    Or this...


    A couple years ago I pulled into a still closed for the season picnic area next to a mountain highway and took a long break. When I headed back towards the road, I noticed a car stopped at the closed gate with nobody in the drivers seat. I didn`t think much about it until I short-cut the exit to avoid hoisting my bike over the gate bar, crossed right between the gate and the locked restrooms, and saw the lady who had undoubtedly been driving that car squatted in the doorway of the restrooms, about six feet to my left. I just imagine what she must have thought- dying to go and no good options available, finally finds "good enough", then suddenly this bicycle comes out of nowhere (don`t they always?) and nearly runs over her toes! I didn`t acknowledge her, but really wanted to nod and say "good morning" as I went by.

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    I actually had a cop about a year ago over the car loudspeaker say he was gonna run me over.

    He just kept driving and didn't bother me but it was a pretty shitty thing to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toff View Post
    I actually had a cop about a year ago over the car loudspeaker say he was gonna run me over.

    He just kept driving and didn't bother me but it was a pretty shitty thing to do.
    If he had sirens and lights flashing and you were't getting over and stopped, he may have had a point.

    They now have dash cams in many cruisers. I would hope a supervisor would take a dim view of such actions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toff View Post
    I actually had a cop about a year ago over the car loudspeaker say he was gonna run me over.

    He just kept driving and didn't bother me but it was a pretty shitty thing to do.
    I had a unmarked cop car speeding up while I was turning. I was sh*tting bricks, I obviously pedal my butt off. He stopped at the lights and it was obvious he wasn't following anyone. I have zero respect for police officers in Toronto. I honestly don't know where they got their education but they lie to you when they left a message on my machine.

    I have told to get off the road to f*** off. Even walking on the side I get yelled at by drivers. All in all my drivers are respectable but there's plenty of rude people that's for sure.

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    Had someone in a car yell for me to watch where i was going when i had one foot on the ground waiting for a green light to cross in virginia beach. The sun is killer here...

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    This didn't happen while I was riding, but waiting to load a transit bus (my bike on rack)...
    Her: (Gesturing to another and myself with the finger) "Fcuk you and you for never smiling!"
    Me: (uhh?) [outward gesture- smirk/nod]

    I smile when there is something pretty, or there is humor, etc.
    Not when there is a pear-shaped,mascara-lined, hair-fried, lip-smacking tweaker in my presence.

    I've ridden with this C.unt many days lately when it gets over 100 - and keep to myself. What drives this behavior in people is beyond me man.
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    I had a guy shoot his gun at me when I was riding one day. Thankfully he didn't hit me. I actually don't think he was really aiming at me. I think he may have been drunk and just wanted to scare me, because he was swerving big time and laughing as he drove away.

    He sure as hell succeeded though. People like that are the reason why I never ride on the streets anymore.

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    ... and if we just ...

    Best one i got is "your back wheel is catching up with your front wheel"

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    Helicopter.....only thing i can come up with as to why was because it was night and I had the tail light on my bike on flash....guess at least I know they saw me so they were worth the money.
    If you have sex in a car with airbags....does that count as safe sex???

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar View Post
    A couple years ago I pulled into a still closed for the season picnic area next to a mountain highway and took a long break. When I headed back towards the road, I noticed a car stopped at the closed gate with nobody in the drivers seat. I didn`t think much about it until I short-cut the exit to avoid hoisting my bike over the gate bar, crossed right between the gate and the locked restrooms, and saw the lady who had undoubtedly been driving that car squatted in the doorway of the restrooms, about six feet to my left. I just imagine what she must have thought- dying to go and no good options available, finally finds "good enough", then suddenly this bicycle comes out of nowhere (don`t they always?) and nearly runs over her toes! I didn`t acknowledge her, but really wanted to nod and say "good morning" as I went by.
    Was she hot at least?

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    sadly i wondered the same thing when i read that lol
    If you have sex in a car with airbags....does that count as safe sex???

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    I got "Get out of the f^*%!ng road" the other day, country road with nothing else in sight. Guess he just would have preferred that I had stayed home while he is out driving on his roads...

    Also had a cop yell out his window that I had to stay on the outside of the white line on the edge of a country road...most of the paint was hitting the dirt with an occasional inch or two of asphalt shoulder. I'm still trying to figure out what was going through his head.

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    I got a "Way to go, good job! You're doing 24 mph!" It was nice to have a positive yeller for a change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bedwards1000 View Post
    I got a "Way to go, good job! You're doing 24 mph!" It was nice to have a positive yeller for a change.
    Closest I've come to positivity was a Jimmy Johns delivery guy give me the thumbs up. Why can't more people just be positive? Such a negative world for the most part. Why are you inconveniencing me by riding your bike and slowing me down for 10 seconds? I need to get to work. Do you really want to get to work anyway? And do those 10 seconds mean the difference between on time and late? If so, you may be cutting it a little close from the start. Time to loosen up the schedule buddy.
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    Someone rang their dinner bell/schoolbell for me last week as I passed their house and said hi to folks on the deck. That was nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trail Addict View Post
    Was she hot at least?
    Honestly, I couldn`t say- just noticed she was there and didn`t stop to oggle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bedwards1000 View Post
    I got a "Way to go, good job! You're doing 24 mph!" It was nice to have a positive yeller for a change.
    I gave someone an "I LOVE YOU!" out the window when I was slightly inebriated last night...then I realize how annoying it really is to have anything yelled at you while biking.

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    "Hey its bikeman", from a toddler being carried across the road to daycare. Yelled with enthusiasm as if "bikeman" is "Superman". Technically that's bikewoman, but it's the thought that counts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mk.utlra View Post
    I gave someone an "I LOVE YOU!" out the window when I was slightly inebriated last night...then I realize how annoying it really is to have anything yelled at you while biking.
    I'd take it! - that would probably make me smile all the way to my destination and then some! - not because someone loves me, but how off-beat it is! (in a good way)
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Something unintelligible and likely in a German dialect by an Amish boy on a bike on a narrow Ohio road as I exited a sharp left hand curve definitely on my side of the road. The gesture was "Get over!" Interesting as I was. He was moving at a good clip (20-25 mph) on the downhill with his coaster bike and five others following.

    I suspect that so many drivers cut that corner (and it is a very narrow one at that) that if he hears tires on the loose flint coat stone and so knows a car is coming he just assumes it won't be sharing the road. I have to signal my neighbors to share the road in like fashion, but I only do it to the ones traveling down the center of a 20 foot road straight at me with no hint that they are going to give me half the road.

    I feel for him but I am innocent, innocent, I tell you!

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    ^^Terror and self preservation being omnilingual, I wonder why he would yell at somebody he didn`t know in a language foreign to the area. Were you on a bike or in a cage?

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    I was in a car in southern Wayne County almost Holmes County Ohio, definitely Amish country. Lots of road muffins and the horse powered vehicles they come from. Semi blind corner and possible oncoming buggies meant my speed was down to about the same as the cyclists', and I took a wide line. Maybe I surprised him. He was also in those early teen years and that could explain a lot, Amish or not. Being an idiot with extra testosterone running rampant is par for the course.

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    Not a yell

    At my destination: "Are you a bicycle courier?"

    I had a zipped folder in a ghetto panier, not a courier bag.

    She got the 'green thing' to ride to a meeting, rather than drive. The times they are a changin'.

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    "I wish my legs looked like yours" while trackstanding at a light. I almost fell off the bike laughing.

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    "I still love you, Lance!"
    Laughed so hard I almost crashed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Bluth View Post
    "I still love you, Lance!"
    Laughed so hard I almost crashed.
    that's awesome.
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    Not so much what he yelled, but what he did and the outcome. I was crossing at a yield and this suped up truck had to slow down. Once I crossed he pinned it to act all cool. Little did he know the roads were slick from a rain and he spun out his nice truck onto the median. He was so pissed and freaking out in his truck. I pointed and gave him the nelson 'haha' and was on my way. Totally made my night.

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    Two days ago I had a lady slow down beside me as we was heading toward a hill. She asked if I wanted to grab on and have her drag me up the hill. I just said not thanks that'll defeat the purpose and she just laughed and pulled away!

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    "Nice wheels!" - I think it was hooker.

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    Something along the lines of "WOOOOOOOOO!" or "HEY YOOOOUUUUUU!" followed by a cacophonous chorus of barking dogs from the backseat of their mini-SUV.
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    Someone threw a large soda at me while I was waiting at a stop light but they missed. I caught up with them at the next stop light and they had that "Oh $h1T" look on and peeled out when the light turned green and hit a curb. Karma responds quickly!

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    About 8 or 9 years ago I did something bad while driving my car. The situation was just too perfect, I couldn't help myself. It was late winter and there were alot of puddles around from the melting snow.
    There were these two heavy-metal looking dudes walking alongside the road. They both had long black hair, ankle length black leather trench coats, and their black jeans tucked into their combat boots. They looked like they just walked out of the Matrix.
    I had just a couple of seconds to decide if I was going to do something mean and I decided to just go for it.
    I drove through a long, deep puddle going around 30 mph and threw a big 4-5 foot wave of water on those two dudes. I looked in the rearview mirror and they were looking at eachother with shocked looks on their faces as dirty puddle water was dripping off their trench coats.
    I'd never done anything like that before and I've never done anything like it since. But, there's something about a couple of tough guys getting soaked that makes me laugh.
    My friends and I used to go to a lot of metal concerts and we were all in a bunch of mosh pits, but we've all got short hair (or no hair) and have long since retired the combat boots. They love it when I tell them that story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aph72 View Post
    About 8 or 9 years ago I did something bad while driving my car. The situation was just too perfect, I couldn't help myself. It was late winter and there were alot of puddles around from the melting snow.
    There were these two heavy-metal looking dudes walking alongside the road. They both had long black hair, ankle length black leather trench coats, and their black jeans tucked into their combat boots. They looked like they just walked out of the Matrix.
    I had just a couple of seconds to decide if I was going to do something mean and I decided to just go for it.
    I drove through a long, deep puddle going around 30 mph and threw a big 4-5 foot wave of water on those two dudes. I looked in the rearview mirror and they were looking at eachother with shocked looks on their faces as dirty puddle water was dripping off their trench coats.
    I'd never done anything like that before and I've never done anything like it since. But, there's something about a couple of tough guys getting soaked that makes me laugh.
    My friends and I used to go to a lot of metal concerts and we were all in a bunch of mosh pits, but we've all got short hair (or no hair) and have long since retired the combat boots. They love it when I tell them that story.
    You terrible terrible person!

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    I think I've only been yelled at twice. Both times it was something loud and incoherent, more to scare me than to express a point of view. The funny part was watching one of these yahoos get a strip torn off of him by his mother, who was driving the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpecializedJim View Post
    Two days ago I had a lady slow down beside me as we was heading toward a hill. She asked if I wanted to grab on and have her drag me up the hill. I just said not thanks that'll defeat the purpose and she just laughed and pulled away!
    ^ thats awesome! Very cool lady. Have not had anyone shout at me in ages, but then, I have changed my commute so I ride to work mostly off road now, and am loving it!

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    STRAAAAAAVAAAAAAA!

    I had this from another rider on a commute into work one morning. He was being such a dick about it and riding like a fool that I decided to just burn past him. Tried to figure out who he was through the app, but didnt have much luck. I dont think he placed very highly.

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    Someone threw their Super Huge Slurpee at me in traffic.. A week later someone threw a Latte at my friend while we were JRA...
    I hate being yelled at by anyone in a car at all ever.

    I totally run every stop sign there is no car at, but I still look both ways. Stop lights, not too often. I will ride on the sidewalk if I have to. When I ride, I assume there is no way that a person in a car can see me, so I ride accordingly. I never ever ever rock the headphones, but I do run a single i home speaker off my backpack.

    My question without starting a new thread is "Does anyone commute in the wee hours of the morning?"

    I ride to work in the dark at 5am on a rural highway, I'd like to know if there is someone that has a commute like this and has a preference in illumination I.E Reflectors and what-not. Currently running 3 red blinkies, a Stella and reflector tape all over and a hi-vis jacket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twowheelmotion View Post
    I totally run every stop sign there is no car at, ...

    Stop lights, not too often...

    I will ride on the sidewalk if I have to. ....



    I hate being yelled at by anyone in a car at all ever.
    Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, and expecting different results


    As for the "0-dark 30 commute, yes...I'm out there on rural highways in the dark for most of the winter... I don't have much traffic or other lights to fight with for attention. I run a single Superflash taillight, and some reflective bits on clothing/backpack. I've never had a close call. If there was more other sources of light to distract drivers coming up from behind me, I'd be more concerned...but I'm basically the only source of light they're seeing out of the windshield. I'm more concerned in the daylight, honestly. I KNOW they see me in the dark. You're already doing more than I am as far as visibility.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twowheelmotion View Post
    ... I ride to work in the dark at 5am on a rural highway, I'd like to know if there is someone that has a commute like this and has a preference in illumination I.E Reflectors and what-not. Currently running 3 red blinkies, a Stella and reflector tape all over and a hi-vis jacket.
    I like to use a headlamp with the flash feature for the time of day between real dark where you need the headlight, and full daylight. I think it helps keep oncoming traffic from cutting you off. When it's solid dark I use the solid-on helmetlamp so I can shine it right at drivers that I suspect might be about to cut me off.

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    Holy off topic Batman!!!!

    I don't want to start a new thread but do you guys boil your eggs for 1 minute and then let them sit for 20 min or boil them for 2 minutes and let them sit for 10. I have a problem with my yolk turning dark.

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    ^^ You're tempting fate with salmonella... wait, what's your altitude? You might be OK at sea level, but otherwise I'd just deal with the dark yolk
    You have no excuse for driving to work
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