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rude bicyclist(19 posts)

rude bicyclistsunshine
Feb 20, 2003 10:14 AM
This is a message for the dude on a black Cannondale on 2-18 that was rude to a mom and her child on Hammond trail in Mckinleyville. Pedestrian always has the right away. This dude should be flocked and send to anger management class. He should think about pick on someone his own size. I 'll be watching you
..this board has impact beyond imagination! Seagulls? nmSpunout
Feb 20, 2003 10:29 AM
Feb 20, 2003 10:34 AM
While we're on the subject, coming from a cyclist, this message is for the two guys, one in full poseur (Sobe) gear and on a Cannondale who were at the 134 fwy/2 fwy interchange on Holly and I think Broadway.

Firstly, anyone who rides their bike through that area during full bore rush hour is just plain stupid. It's very easy on a bike to make an alternative route and avoid that immediate area. Now for the real idiocy, these two guys are splitting traffic 2 and 3 lanes over to sandwich a car between themselves to turn left. Any reasonably intelligent cyclists would ride side by side and take their place behind a car in front of them. Now, with 3 lanes of traffic, They've made the left turn 4 vehicles across. Next, the Sobe clad idiot decides he doesn't want to unclip and does circles in the intersection to stay moving (no trackstand). Next thing that happens is the light turns as he enters a circle into the intersection. Traffic has to stop and wait for him complete his stupidity and point the right direction while then Beavis and Butthead proceed to lead out the 2 left turn lanes at a nice slow pace.

I was embarrassed and angry at them. It's the rotten apple in the bushel that gives the whole bushel a bad smell. Oh well.
LOLOLOL!!!!The Walrus
Feb 20, 2003 11:42 AM
Hmmm--sounds like Glendale. I'm surprised the cops weren't there to put a few warning shots through their necks...
Feb 20, 2003 1:41 PM
Never around when you need them, as we always say. They can sniff two beers on a drivers breath from 10 car lengths though!
Hey, since we're on this subject...this one's for thoseeschelon
Feb 20, 2003 10:37 AM
pedestrian/hikers/stupid unleashed children/incompetent parents that walk all over the trail/path like they frickin own the whole area that frickin stair at you coming towards them and do absolutely nothing to get the f-out of the the way deer stair at you at night when you "shine" them. Sometimes I really wish they were deer and I was a hunter...sheesh!
Hey, since we're on this subject...this one's for thosesunshine
Feb 20, 2003 1:53 PM
next time you and your family are walking somewhere, I 'll make sure to run you all down! Don't you have a decency ?
Calm down ###wipe, I never said I puteschelon
Feb 20, 2003 2:08 PM
anyone's life in danger...I pretty much come to a complete stop (trackstanding)and work around them as cautiously as possible...I know how unpredictable kids are.

And my assertion that you are an A@@wipe is correct because you ASSumed I conducted myself in a dangerous manner.
Calm down ###wipe, I never said I putsunshine
Feb 20, 2003 9:04 PM
My apologies. I guess I did assumed.
Now then....let's break bread and toast marshmellow together. nmeschelon
Feb 21, 2003 1:05 PM
As much as I would like to...wasabekid
Feb 20, 2003 2:09 PM
sympathize with you and before I condemn my fellow bike trail/MUT users, can you tell us more about the details of what happened? What exactly you were doing, why and what he did?

As much as I would like to...sunshine
Feb 20, 2003 9:30 PM
Here is what happened: My wife and I ran into a friend with her 4 year old daughther on her little trike and their three dogs. We stopped to talk and the little girl wanted to show us how she can ride her bike. The dude on the Cannondale was closing in and started to yell "stay on one side of the path." And when he passed us I said "you can slow down too" This dude stopped and turned around approached my friend and made up a story about that the law requires the dogs to be on leashes and she should have more control over these dogs(these dogs were not chasing anything or moving at that time) I approached him and told him that I also ride these paths and I always slow down for pedestrians. He replied that he has to commute 20miles and does not have to slow down for anyone. And as he looked at my fixed gear and said that I don't get up to 20mph, as to imply that I don't know what is like to be going fast. With my anger level rising, I told him that I bet I can whip his ass on my bike, and he rode away. I've attended two police academy and I always learned that pedestrian has the right away. I totally understand that dogs problematic and I have been chased and bitten by dogs while on my bike. But this guy's attitude is unacceptable and acting like an jerk in front of a child is just unimaginable.
As much as I would like to...wasabekid
Feb 21, 2003 10:15 AM
While I would like to think that he could have been more polite in making you aware that you are (maybe partly?)blocking the trail you could also have been cognizant of the fact that the trail is not a place for socializing (let alone with 3 unleashed dogs, kid on a bike, 3 adults and a road bike). I could just imagine that at a minimum your are taking at least half of the trail. Don't get me wrong, I have 2 kids(now grown), both of whom learned to ride on bike trails/MUT's. As avid trail users I made sure that they are fully aware of "trail use ettiquette", including pulling over to the side of the trail if they need to stop for whatever reason. Let me put it another way, how would you like to see me fixing a flat tire on the trail while a riding buddy keeps me company? I bet that at the very least you'll be annoyed and at worst you'll probably let us have it, because as avid roadies we should know better.

While I agree the (cannondale) guy was too arrogant in saying that he does not have to stop for anyone I would just like to make you aware that there are "dedicated" bike trails in our area where bikes have the right of way and dogs are required to be on leash except on designated "dog run" park/areas.

I disagree with your statement that "pedestrians" have always the right of way. Pedestrians have the right of way in sections designated and reasonably giving the oncoming traffic the time to yield. Meaning, not beacuse it is your right of way you can just jump in front of an oncoming traffic (there have been a lot of pedestrian crossing accidents this way) expecting the other guy to stop in time.

Maybe one of these days you will have the chance to show the guy what a fixed gear roadie is capable of, but in the meantime you could be more cognizant of proper trail "courtesy rules" for other trail users that are not as arrogant as the cannondale guy.


As much as I would like to...sunshine
Feb 21, 2003 12:15 PM
I was not clear in my story. The only thing blocking the trail is the little girl on her trike. Rest of us were off to the side in the grass with the dogs. I agree with you about be polite and share the trails. And the trail belongs to the little girl just as it is belong to some guy on a racing cannondale. As far as leash law goes, we live in a incorporated town where the city leash laws does not apply. That is why dogs are running wild. I personally don't like to see dogs running around by themselves without leash. What I have problem is with people acting like jerks and think that they are Lance because they do ride 20mph.
so do you have a leash law? nmDougSloan
Feb 21, 2003 11:17 AM
here,...JS Haiku Shop
Feb 21, 2003 11:25 AM
city law is a leash law.

county law says dogs must be "controlled".

I had reason recently to inquire.

not sure where "sunshine" is, but his/her handle sure is appropriate.
Yes, very much so. (nm)wasabekid
Feb 21, 2003 11:26 AM
Flogging would be better punishment.... flocking would...PdxMark
Feb 20, 2003 2:39 PM
just make him look ridiculous... THough maybe pink flocking would be punishment enough :)
I saw a man getting flocked the other dayOnYourLeft
Feb 21, 2003 10:35 AM
I am ashamed because I didn't have a decency to stop and help. If I had been two police academy, I may have had more bravery. But I was on foot and had the right away anyway and kept on going. Later I understand that his dog problematic and this is why he got flocked.