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Posted: June 26, 2015, 9:16 am - IP Logged

ttech, nice pictures! I see what you're saying now. Good job.

I support your idea of "sidewalk/bike lane/parked car/road". That is much safer for cyclist and motorist.

You didn't mention if you like my riding mower?

Ha, yes, I did get a good chuckle from your riding lawnmower. It's certainly unique, though I do have to question the traction you'd get on that thing.

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    Congrats, you win ignoramus of the year award.

    I'm not going to play your childish game of finding images to try and prove a point, but you could find images showing that pedestrians and motor-vehiclists doing the same. Of course, any normal person with a working brain understands that it doesn't mean every person is the same.

     

    What's funny is that your very first image is during a cycling race and the car is one of those media cars, and was at fault for that crash. That isn't even the first time a safety/media vehicle covering a cycling race has crashed into a cyclist. But you know, it's fun to be ignorant, so go on living in your fantasy land if it helps you feel better. I do love how ignorant you are of things like street races with vehicles, those who do stunt jumps in vehicles, the event from a few days ago where a motor vehiclist plowed through a group of pedestrians, and those drunk drivers who drive the wrong way on highways. But again, sorry to interrupt your ignorance.

    Here are cyclists acting like a you know what.  It is ignorant to say they aren't at fault.  I have seen these fools endanger themselves riding on highways where actual vehicles are going by at 55mph plus.

    Here is another one

     

     

    And another

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      I agree with you pickone4me! Save the bicyclist from harming themselves and innocent people who don't even see them coming!

      As that cyclist activist ttech said repeatedly "it's not the cyclist fault, it's the motor vehicle drivers fault".

      No responsibility for their actions! Amen!

      Right on!  I follow my state bicycle advocate and the other national ones they like to pal around with.  I also created a blog  to point out their errors in their "visions" and junk legislation that won't improve bicycling safety, and instead is an assault on drivers, and a war on cars. 

      I want to point out that because they flat out refuse to educate non-drivers about the dangers of being around motorized traffic, these problems with non-drivers are always going to exist.

      If motorists would get dash cams, and post these bad bicyclists on youtube,  and show this stuff to our state politicians,  we could really put the brakes on bad bicycling and force accountability out there.

      It is irritating when they say a bicycle is a vehicle, except when they conveniently create loop holes to decide a bicycle is not a vehicle, but yet they expect to have full right to use the road ways!

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        Posted: June 26, 2015, 9:59 am - IP Logged

        Here are cyclists acting like a you know what.  It is ignorant to say they aren't at fault.  I have seen these fools endanger themselves riding on highways where actual vehicles are going by at 55mph plus.

        Here is another one

         

         

        And another

        The guy in the Lambo isn't acting that much better, honestly. But anyways, what is your argument here, that not all bicyclists obey the law? Nowhere did I say they all do. Not all motorists obey the law, either. Why, just the other day someone drove their car into a group of pedestrians with the intent to kill them (and kill them, he did). Please, let's not act like cyclists are the only people to ever not obey the law or do stupid stuff, it really destroys any argument you want to try and make.

        I guess by your logic, I should assume you are just as terrible a driver as the people in this video?

        No, of course not. That would be foolish to lump every single motorist into the same category just because terrible drivers exist. Same with lumping every cyclist into the same category just because some disobey traffic laws and act reckless.

        I forgot how wild ignorance ran on here and I now remember why people left. It's like trying to deal with a child, but worse because I imagine you are a grown adult and should know better.

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          The guy in the Lambo isn't acting that much better, honestly. But anyways, what is your argument here, that not all bicyclists obey the law? Nowhere did I say they all do. Not all motorists obey the law, either. Why, just the other day someone drove their car into a group of pedestrians with the intent to kill them (and kill them, he did). Please, let's not act like cyclists are the only people to ever not obey the law or do stupid stuff, it really destroys any argument you want to try and make.

          I guess by your logic, I should assume you are just as terrible a driver as the people in this video?

          No, of course not. That would be foolish to lump every single motorist into the same category just because terrible drivers exist. Same with lumping every cyclist into the same category just because some disobey traffic laws and act reckless.

          I forgot how wild ignorance ran on here and I now remember why people left. It's like trying to deal with a child, but worse because I imagine you are a grown adult and should know better.

          Oh I see, you are responding with emotions/feelings, people that respond in that way are incredibly irrational and won't understand logic, and reasoning.  The bicycle advocates are VERY good at spinning things,  if someone says bicyclists do this, they will come back with well motorists do this and this, in which they imply that it is ok for bicyclists to do.

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            Posted: June 26, 2015, 10:35 am - IP Logged

            Here are cyclists acting like a you know what.  It is ignorant to say they aren't at fault.  I have seen these fools endanger themselves riding on highways where actual vehicles are going by at 55mph plus.

            Here is another one

             

             

            And another

            Wow pickone4me! Powerful videos. Good point!!

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              Posted: June 26, 2015, 10:47 am - IP Logged

              Oh I see, you are responding with emotions/feelings, people that respond in that way are incredibly irrational and won't understand logic, and reasoning.  The bicycle advocates are VERY good at spinning things,  if someone says bicyclists do this, they will come back with well motorists do this and this, in which they imply that it is ok for bicyclists to do.

              Not responding with emotion, responding with reason... which seems to be completely lost on you. It's your blatant ignorance that creates the emotion.

              And who exactly are these lobbyists you speak of and who is saying it's okay for bicyclists to disobey the law? Because I haven't seen any of that here, only people being childish and ignorant, refusing to accept that both motorists and cyclists consist of people who disobey the law and act reckless, and people who don't.

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                Posted: June 26, 2015, 10:53 am - IP Logged

                Ha, yes, I did get a good chuckle from your riding lawnmower. It's certainly unique, though I do have to question the traction you'd get on that thing.

                Haha ttech!!! See my fantasy world isn't so bad. It's kind of unique! I thought you'd like that. Cheers

                Welcome to my fantasy world!!!!!! Wink

                Speaking of fantasy, if I could only win MegaMillions tonight....

                sweet dreams

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                  Posted: June 26, 2015, 11:01 am - IP Logged

                  Haha ttech!!! See my fantasy world isn't so bad. It's kind of unique! I thought you'd like that. Cheers

                  Welcome to my fantasy world!!!!!! Wink

                  Speaking of fantasy, if I could only win MegaMillions tonight....

                  sweet dreams

                  Can't say I would turn down living in a fantasy world right now. Good luck tonight, hopefully I finally get at least a dollar back.

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                    Can't say I would turn down living in a fantasy world right now. Good luck tonight, hopefully I finally get at least a dollar back.

                    ttech, a dollar back? I want you to win 2nd prize (I get 1st prize of course)!!

                    ttech? Are you a Red Raider?

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                      Posted: June 26, 2015, 11:38 am - IP Logged

                      ttech, a dollar back? I want you to win 2nd prize (I get 1st prize of course)!!

                      ttech? Are you a Red Raider?

                      Awful kind of you there.

                      And yes, I'm a Red Raider (which is getting harder and harder to admit these days).

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                        Not responding with emotion, responding with reason... which seems to be completely lost on you. It's your blatant ignorance that creates the emotion.

                        And who exactly are these lobbyists you speak of and who is saying it's okay for bicyclists to disobey the law? Because I haven't seen any of that here, only people being childish and ignorant, refusing to accept that both motorists and cyclists consist of people who disobey the law and act reckless, and people who don't.

                        Your definition of "reason" must really be far to the left.    You just have to look through their blogs, and facebook posts,  they don't explicitly come out and say it, but they imply it.

                        Bicyclists are the ones that wanted to use the road ways,  and then found out, hey there are these pesky motor vehicles, and don't understand the two will never be able to coexist without mudslinging.    I see bicyclists consistently recklessly endanger themselves where I live.  Yes I see other motorists breaking the law whenever I am out driving too. 

                        As for education, vision zero does not educate non-drivers, neither do vulnerable user laws.  Not educating non-drivers is where they will always FAIL, because no matter how much education is forced down drivers throats it won't save non-drivers who are stupid, and endanger themselves.  These people are martyr's for the bicycle advocates/coalition to attack driving more.

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                          If you win the lottery , I highly suggest you do what few smart Russians  do. Get a dashcam recorder.

                          There are lowlifes in every walk of life, you got to protect your self if become a target for them.

                          Even if you don't win or won't ever win the lottery, I recommend getting a dashcam recorder, especially if you live in the uinted states.

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                            It would be better to just ban bicycles, to save these bicyclists from themselves.  The bicycle coalition has it where bicyclists aren't responsible for their actions,  but it is always the drivers fault when they get hit or injured for their reckless bicycle riding. 

                            Have to agree here.

                            ttech, I don't want to fight with you and I hope we can agree to disagree because here is the issue to every single person who's been a driver for more than a day: a motorist can follow every single rule of law to a T and simply be considered at fault because the law says so. 

                            Remember crash for cash?  The reason that was so successful is because regardless of what the other driver did to cause the crash, the person rearending another vehicle was immediately at fault. You can be driving the designated 15mph in a residential neighborhood, but you're at fault if a kid zips in front of your vehicle and gets hit. Now based on what you're saying, a motorist can be doing everything he's supposed to be doing, but if he injures a cyclist, it's automatically his fault.

                            Does the cyclist have no responsibility? Either legally or intellectually?

                            Quite frankly, I don't care what the laws are, I'm not going to be pointing fingers at either party until I know how fast the cyclist was going, if Perosi looked before opening his door, how soon the cyclist sought medical treatment and if he even attempted to have his bills covered through insurance first. I'll tell you something else, if I was on that jury and found out he was traveling too fast to allow sufficient time to stop, I'd make sure he wouldn't get the payout he's so obviously fishing for.

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                              Your definition of "reason" must really be far to the left.    You just have to look through their blogs, and facebook posts,  they don't explicitly come out and say it, but they imply it.

                              Bicyclists are the ones that wanted to use the road ways,  and then found out, hey there are these pesky motor vehicles, and don't understand the two will never be able to coexist without mudslinging.    I see bicyclists consistently recklessly endanger themselves where I live.  Yes I see other motorists breaking the law whenever I am out driving too. 

                              As for education, vision zero does not educate non-drivers, neither do vulnerable user laws.  Not educating non-drivers is where they will always FAIL, because no matter how much education is forced down drivers throats it won't save non-drivers who are stupid, and endanger themselves.  These people are martyr's for the bicycle advocates/coalition to attack driving more.

                              My definition of reason is the same one that's in Webster's or Oxfords. I point out that some cyclists don't represent all cyclists, and people choose to continue to believe that all cyclists are evil and reckless.

                              Yes, sometimes cyclists are responsible for motor-vehicle related accidents, and other times the person in the vehicle is responsible. You seem to be ignoring that just because there are cyclists that are reckless, that a very large population of cyclists obey the law, and you would prefer to outright ban biking. That even though there are many more motor-vehicle with motor-vehicle accidents or incidents where a motorist is clearly disobeying the law, you don't believe vehicles should be banned. You somehow realize that with motor-vehicles, there are some bad eggs and they shouldn't all be banned because of those bad eggs, like you believe with cycling.

                              You believe stricter laws should be put on cyclists, but places like the Netherlands show that you only need take lives more seriously, creating more dedicated bike lanes and stricter laws on the motorists to greatly reduce cycling deaths (theirs is 12 deaths per 1 billion kilometers cycled versus 60-100 deaths per 1 billion kilometers in the US, even without mandatory bike helmet laws). In the US, even when a motorist is clearly at fault for a cyclists death, the cyclist is often treated as nothing more than an animal, so I'm not sure how you believe current US laws are attacking motorists in favor of cyclists. If making sure motorists are held accountable for the things they cause is "attacking" them, then I guess I'm fully on board with that, as not only should lives matter of people killed by motorists, but also because doing so has shown that it can create a much safer road for everyone.

                              Of course, I will agree that more education needs to be done, but for both motorists and cyclists (which is what the Netherlands does). And I keep mentioning Netherlands because they are pretty much the best reference for how to create a safe roadway for both motorists and cyclists, having one of the safest traffic systems in all of Europe.