|Cross post from MTBR- Hit and Run||js5280|
Sep 10, 2002 11:39 AM
I know accidents are a big topic here as they should be. Here's a case where persistance pays offs to get the police involved. . .
I encourage other here to keep an eye on fellow cyclists and discourteous drivers when driving. I've chased a person who harassed a cyclist and let them have it verbally (from my car in the road, DON'T go on their private property). I've also volunteered to be a witness when a pick-up buzzed me (during a busy triathlon no-less) and then took out 2 people just over the hill, f#cking bastard. Unfortunately I never got called back but I know they are going after him. This was this year's Boulder Peak Tri, anyone hear anything about this? I'm being keeping an eye on the papers, but no news. Anyways, keep an eye out for each other out there!
Sep 10, 2002 12:02 PM
|That was a good story as the thread unfolded. Sounded pretty common for RBR, unfortunately.
I liked the post from the guy who called drivers like that "cagers," from the motorcycling world. People who drive around in their cage, as if the world outside the car is something they don't need to really be concerned about: CAGERS. Yeah, I like that one.
Sep 10, 2002 12:12 PM
|In the motorcyling community, ALLLL car drivers are considered cagers (no just the indifferent drivers). Assuming ALL drivers are oblivious is the different between life and death on a mcycle.
probably pretty good advice on the bicycle, too.
Sep 10, 2002 1:38 PM
|Hell yeah. I used ride motorcycles as my only mode of transport. I went down several times due to wicked *cagers*. The most notorious and idiotic is the u-turn from a parking space and any car making a left turn from a stop sign when you don't have a stop sign. Whew..... I am glad to be alive and still cringe at some experiences when I recall them. Sold them all and got a cage myself. I feel much much much safer riding on the streets on my bikes than I did on the motorcycles. Ridin' home in the cold rain, even with full leathers was awful.|
Sep 11, 2002 3:01 AM
|I commuted soley my mcycle for about 6 years (80 miles RT), year round (phila area). Still do about 2 days a week.
Ive got the aerostich so rain doesnt bother me at all. Got a tyke on the way, though, so im (suprisingly) becoming a cager myself.
Funny how priorities change.