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When you're driving a car and you're moving slow (not even going as fast as the speed limit), like in a package assembly line, you can cause problems, and even accidents.

So, what's the deal putting cyclists in traffic and treat them like they're riding motor vehicles? Is cycling another cult trend... I mean, bandwagon trend?

We got so many trends these days, but first, let me take a selfie.

It makes me cringe seeing cyclists even use the single white line at the side of the road, like they're not going to wobble onto little pebbles, stumble, loose control, and smack themselves on oncoming traffic and nearby surroundings. There's a sidewalk they could use to ride their bikes but they prefer to use that one (in the pic it's two, rare) white line.There are also people that just casually ride bikes and do what cyclists do.


There are places that cyclists can take the whole lane. But there are times cyclists just take a whole lane without proper designated lanes for cyclists. It's like really? Bloody hell. Are you so ballsy enough to collide your humanly flesh against metal covered vehicle(s) if chances could happened? Take a whole lane then fuck up an oncoming traffic will ya, you wanker.


Don't get me wrong. Cycling is a good exercise. But doing it on a busy traffic, in an urban neighborhood, where you know there are a lot of cars driving in and out, cycling is not a good thing to consider. Find a national park and go nuts cycling around it. Or get a stationary bike, or even a treadmill, and use it at home.

Lately, I'd seen several cycling accident reports colliding by cars or/and hit-n-runs. So yea, I don't know. Do you notice it?
Posted 1/22/15
Bikes > cars.

SAVE THE EARTH WE ONLY GET ONE
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AiYumega wrote:

Bikes > cars.

SAVE THE EARTH WE ONLY GET ONE


For starters, they have to, at least, start making better ads than what they do in cars.






Hmm. Tsk. I can't find the pic of an "asian guy riding classy on a bike" ad on google. The pic above is the best I could get.
Posted 1/22/15
I misread the title and thought it said "crying in traffic."

Anyways, as someone that actually cycles (goes bike riding with their fancy bike) --- I absolutely hate riding on public roads. Then again, I do it for purely exercise so trails for joggers/cyclists is ideal.

I have long said I would want to live close enough to ride my bike to work, but............... I don't really trust people enough to give me space (as I give bikers space when I drive my car). Thanks though, this thread reminded me what else to put on my activities list.
Posted 1/22/15

AiYumega wrote:

Bikes > cars.

SAVE THE EARTH WE ONLY GET ONE


i won't need the earth after i die thanks, i prefer my car ^.^
Posted 1/22/15

-mockingbird wrote:


AiYumega wrote:

Bikes > cars.

SAVE THE EARTH WE ONLY GET ONE


i won't need the earth after i die thanks, i prefer my car ^.^


Pretty selfish, no?
Posted 1/22/15

AiYumega wrote:


-mockingbird wrote:


AiYumega wrote:

Bikes > cars.

SAVE THE EARTH WE ONLY GET ONE


i won't need the earth after i die thanks, i prefer my car ^.^


Pretty selfish, no?


very, but the best part of being selfish is you don't care >.<
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Reminds me of sometimes getting the urge to hit them when they're at the stop light turning left right in front of my car.

They die all the time here on PCH (pacific coast highway or California State route 1)

My question is

If the speed limit is 35 and a cyclist is passing by at 40 is the speed limit for the cyclist too, or just cars?
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"Move bitch, get out the way. Get out the way bitch, get out the way [Verse 1]"

LOL that's my daily prayer every time I'm driving XD

It is the car drivers that make me wanna pull my hair off! >_< I have never seen cyclists when I'm driving though... I guess I'm pretty lucky on that side.
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I like cycling but I'm wary of doing it in the roads. It's not really legal to cycle on the pavements here. You can risk it but some get caught. In this city you always hear about cyclists dying because a truck was turning and they got crushed. Some places have so called cycle lanes which is just a painted bit of road literally in the gutter. The cycle lane gets broken up by parked cars and other objects. Outer city areas may have some separate cycle routes which are great, they're even lighted. Some parks allow cycling others don't and there's arguments between pedestrians and the cyclist who ignore the rules and use those parks anyway. I mostly cycle off road along a 2 mile nature trail that leads to a large park which allows cycling.

I am thinking of trying the road again but mostly where there's proper segregated cycling routes. I have a bike trainer at home and I intend to use it to get me ready for spring cycling since it's been quite a while since I last cycled.
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I live in a relatively rural area (come to think of it, I have yet to be in a city in my state that has these newfangled "bike lanes") that has a lot of twisty, turn-y roads with a lot of blind spots where deer are a constant danger. Having cyclists out on those roads is a death warrant.

There is a time and a place; cyclists need to stick to designated paths no different than automobiles having to stick to roads. Afterall, it is quite frowned upon for me to drive along sidewalks in my car; why should cyclists be allowed on the roads? Oh, plus ... in my state a massive portion of the road management funds (i.e. repairing etc.) come from registering vehicles ... Do you register bicycles with the DMV? Just because they own a car doesn't mean they can ride their bikes on thoroughfares designed for automobiles (naturally, talking about non-bike lane locations). After all, I don't put on my rollerblades and skate down the road complaining when people get too close.

Like all things, cycling has its places, and on the road with 1-ton + automobiles is not one of them.
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I commute using a bike because it's the quickest way, the city is gridlocked at rush hour. Cyclists are an annoyance on the roads, but where traffic is congested like in a city I don't mind. It's when they are on main roads/routes that are free flowing that they start to cause problems and that I do find frustrating. But...at the end of the day they are allowed to be there, so I just treat them like any other obstacle/hazard on the road. They hold you up a bit but its' no different if you get stuck behind a tractor or have to wait at lights, diversion, road closure and so on...
Posted 1/22/15
I do courier work across the state; so a car is a necessary evil for me. I don't mind cyclists so long as they do what they're supposed to do. Stay in designated lanes when available, signal when turning, that kind of thing. When there isn't a designated bike lane, I get they're gonna use the street. I'm fine with that too, so long as the move the hell outta my way when it becomes clear that they cannot maintain speed. Move off to the side, let vehicles moving at speed pass. That said; cyclists around here aren't like that 95% of the time. They tend to weave through traffic, ignore traffic lights and signals, and are just a nuisance on the road. They want to be treated like vehicles when it's convenient, and treated like pedestrians when they are impatient.

We also have a problem with cyclists riding the shoulders of the highway. Just no. Stop it you damn cycle jockeys.
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i like to bike

but not on roads, i don't trust people in cars
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