bikes v. cars
- Like everyone else"? A majority of people in motor vehicles speed.
Cyclists who do flaunt road rules, flaunt different road rules to car
drivers, but they're still a minority of cyclists.
Try riding a bicycle as a vehicle for a few days, and you'll see how
dangerous a few motorists can be. I've been hit by cars twice this
year (neither time my fault - first time a car turned into a parking
space across a bike lane without signalling when I was alongside,
second time a car reversed into me when I was stopped waiting for him
Yes, cyclists who break the rules piss me off too, as they make it
harder for the law-abiding ones, but don't make out that "everyone
else" obeys the rules and only cyclists infringe. That's simply
bollocks. A look at the Wheels of Justice website will soon show you
i ride a bike and drive so i can see both sides. i am of the opinion that both groups exhibit extremely hostile and discourteous behavior, at least in los angeles. pedestrians are not much better. i would think anyone ambulating by feet or bike would take more care because they are far more vulnerable. i notice a lot of bicyclists exhibit their share the road attitude by riding double and forcing cars to match their speed if they can not pass. i notice a lot of drivers open their doors without checking to see if a bicylist is approaching.
so it goes...
"think of it as evolution in action..."
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- On 13/10/2007, at 11:59 AM, Ronn! Blankenship wrote:
>>LOL Fair enough. Bit of a sense of humour failure last night - lost
>> I was being ironic.
> Me, too! Don't stop now!
my pannier with wallet, housekeys, work pass, work blackberry, mobile
phone... fortunately it was handed in to the cops and i got it back.
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