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  #11  
Old October 15th 08, 10:42 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc,rec.motorcycles,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.bicycles.rides,uk.rec.cycling
Vito
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"ComandanteBanana" wrote
I think this is pretty common all over the land, but MOTORCYCLES DON'T
SLOW DOWN CARS, and that may account for the rage against bicycles.

Duh-Oh!


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Old October 15th 08, 10:44 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc,rec.motorcycles,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.bicycles.rides,uk.rec.cycling
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"Bob Myers" wrote

In that case, the solution is obvious.

You guys need to get engines.


Yup. Major difference between bicycles and motorcycles is that one runs on
muscle and the other on brains.


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Old October 15th 08, 11:13 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc,rec.motorcycles,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.bicycles.rides,uk.rec.cycling
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On Oct 15, 4:06*pm, "MikeWhy" wrote:
"ComandanteBanana" wrote in message

...
On Oct 15, 3:06 pm, "Road Glidin' Don" wrote:





On Oct 15, 12:59 pm, ComandanteBanana
wrote:


On Oct 15, 2:10 pm, Lew wrote:


On 15 Oct 2008, ComandanteBanana wrote in
news:9ea7ca05-62f5-472a-b948-


Just wanted to share my latest email with you guys to show what is
going on in Georgia:


Not sure why this was posted to Reeky; this guy was on a bicycle. I
live in Georgia and haven't heard of or experienced much cage vs
motorcycle road rage.


I think this is pretty common all over the land, but MOTORCYCLES DON'T
SLOW DOWN CARS, and that may account for the rage against bicycles.


Then trim motorcycle newsgroups from your posts, you stupid, ****ing
idiot.


You have to see the whole picture. It's like been in Iraq and ignoring
Afghanistan...

There's only one side you can be on, if you know what I mean.
---
Yeah, I know what you mean. I'm for smooth flowing traffic. The terrorists
in leotards have to go.- Hide quoted text -

- Show quoted text -


Wow, I thought the terrorists drove SUVs and hid behind tinted windows.
  #14  
Old October 15th 08, 11:14 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc,rec.motorcycles,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.bicycles.rides,uk.rec.cycling
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On Oct 15, 4:33*pm, "Bob Myers" wrote:
"ComandanteBanana" wrote in message

...

Not sure why this was posted to Reeky; this guy was on a bicycle. *I
live in Georgia and haven't heard of or experienced much cage vs
motorcycle road rage.

I think this is pretty common all over the land, but MOTORCYCLES DON'T
SLOW DOWN CARS, and that may account for the rage against bicycles.


In that case, the solution is obvious.

You guys need to get engines.

Bob M.


I think most American drivers are too slow for motorcycles.

Slow but dangerous.
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Old October 15th 08, 11:42 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc,rec.motorcycles,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.bicycles.rides,uk.rec.cycling
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On Oct 15, 5:40*pm, "Vito" wrote:
"ComandanteBanana" wrote

Halfway down the hill, a LOUD horn almost caused me to wreck! ....


Of course you were going as fast as cars on the same road do, right?


Well, I only relay the story. The point is that never, ever a car
should be pick up on a cyclist or motorcyclist without the risk of
being tried for terrorism.

It happened to me where the guy wanted to play vigilante to enforce a
"walk your bike on sidewalk" on a bridge whose sidewalk is barely wide
enough to walk. It's only 2 1/2 ' wide while he enjoyed two lanes all
to himself. He blasted the horn to scare me away, and I gave him the
finger.

Bad move where the big fish felt the need to do justice. Better
strategy for me is NEVER to go where the terrorists feel the right to
kill, and stay away from the jungle.
  #16  
Old October 15th 08, 11:55 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc,rec.motorcycles,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.bicycles.rides,uk.rec.cycling
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KingOfTheApes wrote:
On Oct 15, 5:40 pm, "Vito" wrote:
"ComandanteBanana" wrote

Halfway down the hill, a LOUD horn almost caused me to wreck! ....

Of course you were going as fast as cars on the same road do, right?


Well, I only relay the story. The point is that never, ever a car
should be pick up on a cyclist or motorcyclist without the risk of
being tried for terrorism.

It happened to me where the guy wanted to play vigilante to enforce a
"walk your bike on sidewalk" on a bridge whose sidewalk is barely wide
enough to walk. It's only 2 1/2 ' wide while he enjoyed two lanes all
to himself. He blasted the horn to scare me away, and I gave him the
finger.

Bad move where the big fish felt the need to do justice. Better
strategy for me is NEVER to go where the terrorists feel the right to
kill, and stay away from the jungle.



No, get off the road and go ride in the jungle. You expect motorists to
obey the rules, yet pick and choose which ones you want to obey.

As long as a cyclist isn't impeding the flow of traffic, there is no
problem. The problem is when some lycra clad tour de france wannabe
abuses his 'right' to be on the road by not keeping out of the traffic
flow.....figuring his right is more important than the hundreds of
motorists who get the trickle down stop start ripple.

If I see a cyclists on the open road I will treat them as a car if there
is no oncoming traffic and move over the centreline. If there is
oncoming traffic and the group stay at the legal but inconsiderate two
abrest, I will move as wide as the oncoming vehicle allows me (Often the
oncoming cars will pull right over to make room, why can't cyclists in a
group show the same consideration?). If it hugs the centreline, so will
I and the cyclists get a wind blast.
  #17  
Old October 15th 08, 11:55 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc,rec.motorcycles,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.bicycles.rides,uk.rec.cycling
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On Oct 15, 5:44*pm, "Vito" wrote:
"Bob Myers" wrote

In that case, the solution is obvious.


You guys need to get engines.


Yup. *Major difference between bicycles and motorcycles is that one runs on
muscle and the other on brains.


I think the survival strategy of a cyclist requires more brain. You
worry about the cars hitting you from behind, while on a motorcycle
you just worry about not rear-ending some driver talking on the phone.

Prove of that is that many motorcyclists drink and drive. I did
anyway. It doesn't get any more stupid than that.
  #18  
Old October 15th 08, 11:58 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc,rec.motorcycles,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.bicycles.rides,uk.rec.cycling
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I propose here that those killed in the line of duty riding a bicycle,
get condecorated with a Bicycle Medal of Honor, and get full pension
for their family.

Of course, the latter is more important.
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Old October 16th 08, 12:00 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc,rec.motorcycles,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.bicycles.rides,uk.rec.cycling
Road Glidin' Don[_2_]
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On Oct 15, 4:55*pm, KingOfTheApes wrote:
On Oct 15, 5:44*pm, "Vito" wrote:

"Bob Myers" wrote


In that case, the solution is obvious.


You guys need to get engines.


Yup. *Major difference between bicycles and motorcycles is that one runs on
muscle and the other on brains.


I think the survival strategy of a cyclist requires more brain. You
worry about the cars hitting you from behind, while on a motorcycle
you just worry about not rear-ending some driver talking on the phone.

Prove of that is that many motorcyclists drink and drive. I did
anyway. It doesn't get any more stupid than that.


Yeah, and you're on a mission to prove *other* people are stupid...

Guess that proves Vito's point.
  #20  
Old October 16th 08, 12:02 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc,rec.motorcycles,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.bicycles.rides,uk.rec.cycling
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KingOfTheApes wrote:
I propose here that those killed in the line of duty riding a bicycle,
get condecorated with a Bicycle Medal of Honor, and get full pension
for their family.

Of course, the latter is more important.



Of course!! $$$ is more important than honor......and why is it a duty
to ride a push bike?
 




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