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Why cyclists enrage car drivers?

By slashdot 19 February 2013 217

Does this explain all of the cyclist angst in the ACT?

It’s not simply because they are annoying, argues Tom Stafford, it’s because they trigger a deep-seated rage within us by breaking the moral order of the road.

[ED – The article neglects the possibility that enraged car drivers are for the most part stupid, unattractive, and almost certainly having less sex than the cyclists]

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fromthecapital 2:09 pm 05 Mar 13

Pitchka said :

fromthe capital – your comprehension skills are amazing, no really….

Your powers of deduction really are amazing.. as is your delight at someone suffering such an injury.

Wraith 1:15 pm 05 Mar 13

Dilandach said :

thebrownstreak69 said :

Solidarity said :

That could have been rice, or dirt, or those little circular seed things that only open up in a bush fire… here’s an idea, TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR OWN ACTIONS.

Maybe if cyclists didn’t speed it wouldn’t be an issue.

Which is where they piss off people on the supposed share path. Not uncommon for some to be going at a high speed for the path, no bell, no warnings, no helmets and as this case as proven, definitely not looking.

As I’ve said before, if I’m walking along the lake side with my two little ones like I usually do and have a bike so much as brush against one of them, the rider will promptly have their bike inserted in them.

Getting really sick of the Armstrong wannabes that expect pedestrians walking on the path to dive over to the grass or else you get filthy looks or a random insult before peddling away as quick as they can.

“Getting really sick of the Armstrong wannabes” – What, the cyclists with only one ball?

dtc 1:06 pm 05 Mar 13

I was riding home last night behind an old guy on a fold up bike who dinged his bell twice before passing pedestrians (on a ‘shared’ ie bike path).He passed about 10 people. The response was

1. person 1 – ‘F$%#$%$ off’
2. person 2 – ‘I’m not in your way’
3. person 3 – stepped to the right (ie into the path of the bike)
4. persons 4- 10 – did nothing (at least 3 of them were wearing headphones, so no idea if they heard at all anyway)

So 30% of people either swore or made things worse. And you wonder why cyclists just dont bother

Dilandach 12:45 pm 05 Mar 13

thebrownstreak69 said :

Solidarity said :

That could have been rice, or dirt, or those little circular seed things that only open up in a bush fire… here’s an idea, TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR OWN ACTIONS.

Maybe if cyclists didn’t speed it wouldn’t be an issue.

Which is where they piss off people on the supposed share path. Not uncommon for some to be going at a high speed for the path, no bell, no warnings, no helmets and as this case as proven, definitely not looking.

As I’ve said before, if I’m walking along the lake side with my two little ones like I usually do and have a bike so much as brush against one of them, the rider will promptly have their bike inserted in them.

Getting really sick of the Armstrong wannabes that expect pedestrians walking on the path to dive over to the grass or else you get filthy looks or a random insult before peddling away as quick as they can.

Pitchka 12:19 pm 05 Mar 13

fromthe capital – your comprehension skills are amazing, no really….

thebrownstreak69 12:09 pm 05 Mar 13

Solidarity said :

That could have been rice, or dirt, or those little circular seed things that only open up in a bush fire… here’s an idea, TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR OWN ACTIONS.

Maybe if cyclists didn’t speed it wouldn’t be an issue.

fromthecapital 11:59 am 05 Mar 13

Pitchka said :

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/cyclists-targeted-with-rice-on-bike-path-20130305-2fhuv.html

GOLD!

Are you volunteering to have a few bones broken?

slashdot 11:57 am 05 Mar 13

“Everyone hates cyclists. Even cyclists hate f***ing cyclists”

– Malcolm Tucker, The Thick of It

So so apt right about now

troll-sniffer 11:35 am 05 Mar 13

Pitchka said :

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/cyclists-targeted-with-rice-on-bike-path-20130305-2fhuv.html

GOLD!

Gold maybe… it highlights a real problem amongst my fellow cyclists, an inability to look ahead and be prepared for the unexpected. At no time should you be in a position where an unexpected pile of rice, gravel, ice, anything you can think of, can throw you off your bike. We have brake levers that should be used if visibility isn’t clear, slowing down for the unexpected might be a bit of a pain but if you want to ride safely there’s no real option. If an unexpected something around a corner leads to you losing control, you’ve not been riding with adequate care. Simple as that. No exceptions. Sure, most prefer a risk management strategy, but that’s a choice, not a requirement.

Solidarity 11:29 am 05 Mar 13

That could have been rice, or dirt, or those little circular seed things that only open up in a bush fire… here’s an idea, TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR OWN ACTIONS.

Solidarity 4:29 pm 01 Mar 13

KB1971 said :

Solidarity said :

KB1971 said :

rigseismic67 said :

Its funny how cyclists can record car drivers with their GoPro helmet cams and report said car drivers to the police but can drivers do the same? no not without a registration plate to report.
see this and defend his actions as I am sure the majority of readers will try
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnz–AHdq-M
I wonder if I drive my Hummvee with its 5 poster bullbar on the bikepath- would that be ok too…..hmm

Ohhh, ohhh can I? Pleeeeeeesssssseeeeeee say what is wrong with this video?

The driver crossed a double white line and did not give way to oncoming traffic when passing a slower vehicle! It would have take but a few seconds to wait for the rider to move into the gap on the left so the driver can pass safely but nooooooooooo the driver just pushes their way past.

This is pretty typical Canberra driver behavior, they just don’t know how to pass a slower vehicle on a two lane road.

there are big signs up saying no onroad cycling past that point due to lack of shoulder.

Maybe so but they are not visible in that vid.

I am not excusing the cyclist, if the sign says so he should not be there bu then the one pointing the finger also does the wrong thing when presented with a situation that is out of the ordinary.

Those in glass houses and all that……

on the right at 0.00

thebrownstreak69 4:05 pm 01 Mar 13

Hey, there’s no reason both motorists AND cyclists can’t be wrong!

KB1971 3:58 pm 01 Mar 13

Solidarity said :

KB1971 said :

rigseismic67 said :

Its funny how cyclists can record car drivers with their GoPro helmet cams and report said car drivers to the police but can drivers do the same? no not without a registration plate to report.
see this and defend his actions as I am sure the majority of readers will try
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnz–AHdq-M
I wonder if I drive my Hummvee with its 5 poster bullbar on the bikepath- would that be ok too…..hmm

Ohhh, ohhh can I? Pleeeeeeesssssseeeeeee say what is wrong with this video?

The driver crossed a double white line and did not give way to oncoming traffic when passing a slower vehicle! It would have take but a few seconds to wait for the rider to move into the gap on the left so the driver can pass safely but nooooooooooo the driver just pushes their way past.

This is pretty typical Canberra driver behavior, they just don’t know how to pass a slower vehicle on a two lane road.

there are big signs up saying no onroad cycling past that point due to lack of shoulder.

Maybe so but they are not visible in that vid.

I am not excusing the cyclist, if the sign says so he should not be there bu then the one pointing the finger also does the wrong thing when presented with a situation that is out of the ordinary.

Those in glass houses and all that……

KB1971 3:54 pm 01 Mar 13

SmileOnTrial said :

KB1971 said :

slashdot said :

SmileOnTrial said :

KB1971 said :

This video pretty well sums up Canberra drivers/riders:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TO0AwJ_h_a8

Someone seriously needs to get a life.

Mostly cyclists need to get a life

Ahh but we do, outside of a car. You should try it……

Disclaimer: That vid was not compiled by me nor do I actually own a dash cam.

Try it? I rode my bike every day for many years. Then I grew up and got my licence 🙂 🙂 🙂

Really, you don’t show it……

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