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laugh.gif The stuff Fang gets worked up over.
Yeah, Finn, you got any "evidence" cyclists can be annoying and unsafe gits in city traffic? I don't believe that EVER happens you're going to have to PROVE it to me!

Vroom vroom, had any drag races with the poors lately douche?

laugh.gif Everyone knows who the douche in any conversation with you is.
post #287 of 547
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Come visit and have a look, my estimate is 50%+.
They are going to have a whole new set of problems instead of congestion, such as idiots who don't know the traffic laws riding around like headless chickens and trouble getting in and out of train stations etc. it's not as great as it sounds.

50% of cyclists think they are invisible? Get your hand off it.

Come visit a city where people actually ride bikes.
post #288 of 547
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laugh.gif Everyone knows who the douche in any conversation with you is.

Any conversation with you? Sure.
post #289 of 547
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laugh.gif Everyone knows who the douche in any conversation with you is.

Any conversation with you? Sure.

laugh.gif "I'm rubber, you're glue" is the best ya have? So sad.
post #290 of 547
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50% of cyclists think they are invisible? Get your hand off it.
Come visit a city where people actually ride bikes.

I live in Copenhagen. wink.gif
post #291 of 547
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laugh.gif Everyone knows who the douche in any conversation with you is.

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laugh.gif "I'm rubber, you're glue" is the best ya have? So sad.

Almost as good as your "I know you are, but what am I?" post, typical of your hypocrisy, and it was only 3 posts above.

You're giving me the runs. Adieu.
post #292 of 547
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50% of cyclists think they are invisible? Get your hand off it.
Come visit a city where people actually ride bikes.

I live in Copenhagen. wink.gif

Hush. Don't bother Fail with facts. As he just told us, his brains are running out.
post #293 of 547
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I live in Copenhagen. wink.gif

Well I take back that comment then. Wanna post about your experiences without the hyperbole?
post #294 of 547
Speaking of bike safety... out for a run the other morning saw a Japanese highschool girl playing with her cell phone while riding her bike and collide head-on with a salaryman, also biking. Neither was injured, except their pride as they both flew over the handbars and the "ching ching ching" of their little bike bells going off in the collision.

The stupid girl just picked up her cellphone, muttered "sorry" and went back to riding while playing with her phone again like nothing happened. The salary man just watched her in disbelief, picked up his briefcase, dusted himself off, and hobbled off without a word. I think I'd have drop kicked her and broke her phone, but anyway...
post #295 of 547
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Speaking of bike safety... out for a run the other morning saw a Japanese highschool girl playing with her cell phone while riding her bike and collide head-on with a salaryman, also biking. Neither was injured, except their pride as they both flew over the handbars and the "ching ching ching" of their little bike bells going off in the collision.

The stupid girl just picked up her cellphone, muttered "sorry" and went back to riding while playing with her phone again like nothing happened. The salary man just watched her in disbelief, picked up his briefcase, dusted himself off, and hobbled off without a word. I think I'd have drop kicked her and broke her phone, but anyway...

Guns don't kill people. People driving with cell phones kill people.
post #296 of 547
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Speaking of bike safety... out for a run the other morning saw a Japanese highschool girl playing with her cell phone while riding her bike and collide head-on with a salaryman, also biking. Neither was injured, except their pride as they both flew over the handbars and the "ching ching ching" of their little bike bells going off in the collision.
The stupid girl just picked up her cellphone, muttered "sorry" and went back to riding while playing with her phone again like nothing happened. The salary man just watched her in disbelief, picked up his briefcase, dusted himself off, and hobbled off without a word. I think I'd have drop kicked her and broke her phone, but anyway...

Well Japan is the home of the bike ninja. Black suit, no light, umbrella in one hand, cell phone and or cigarette in the other.
post #297 of 547
I don't think I used one, but I'll give it ago.

1. Was at the post office today, it's located inside a shopping center, I had to move 5 bike so I could get in and out again, via the side entrance where the post office is located, it's the same around mayor train stations.
2. Signs such a no entry, no parking & one way street etc. have no meaning. the same goes for traffic lights.
3. It's okay to punch cars and hit pedestrians if they are in your way, even if they are where they should be, such as the zebra crossings.
4. texting, eating a sandwich and listening to music is while you ride around is okay and not unsafe at all.
5. If a lorry is in the right turning lane and is trying to turn right, you have to try to see if you can get between it and the pavement, as you are invincible and wont die if it hits you and loosing 20sec on your commute is not an option, (every morning I see the local grocery shop delivery truck reverse in through their narrow driveway and cyclists do not stop for it when it covers the bikepath and 70% of the sidewalk, no you go up on to the sidewalk behind it or out in to the street to play with the cars).
6. using lights at night is a no-no, as it would make you more visible and what's the fun in that, when you can play the dark knight/ninja and it's always the car drivers fault if they hit you and pedestrians can move.

I could go on.
post #298 of 547
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Guns don't kill people. People driving with cell phones kill people.
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Well Japan is the home of the bike ninja. Black suit, no light, umbrella in one hand, cell phone and or cigarette in the other.

Yeah, I've seen crazy Japanese biking before... but I guess what surprised me most was that the dozey bitch just got right back up and kept playing with the phone, and the salaryman just watched her go. At the least I'd have let out a string of obscenities at her. True, Japanese is NOT a good language to swear in (last I checked the awfullest curses translated out to, "please die")... but still...
post #299 of 547
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Originally Posted by rach2jlc View Post

Speaking of bike safety... out for a run the other morning saw a Japanese highschool girl playing with her cell phone while riding her bike and collide head-on with a salaryman, also biking. Neither was injured, except their pride as they both flew over the handbars and the "ching ching ching" of their little bike bells going off in the collision.
The stupid girl just picked up her cellphone, muttered "sorry" and went back to riding while playing with her phone again like nothing happened. The salary man just watched her in disbelief, picked up his briefcase, dusted himself off, and hobbled off without a word. I think I'd have drop kicked her and broke her phone, but anyway...

I saw two cyclists collide once in a intersection (on a pedestrian street), the 1st one narrowly avoided hitting me and my friend 2m after she hits another cyclist head on and falls of, she ended up landing with her face aprox. 3cm from a horse shit. rotflmao.gif
post #300 of 547
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

I don't think I used one, but I'll give it ago.
1. Was at the post office today, it's located inside a shopping center, I had to move 5 bike so I could get in and out again, via the side entrance where the post office is located, it's the same around mayor train stations.
2. Signs such a no entry, no parking & one way street etc. have no meaning. the same goes for traffic lights.
3. It's okay to punch cars and hit pedestrians if they are in your way, even if they are where they should be, such as the zebra crossings.
4. texting, eating a sandwich and listening to music is while you ride around is okay and not unsafe at all.
5. If a lorry is in the right turning lane and is trying to turn right, you have to try to see if you can get between it and the pavement, as you are invincible and wont die if it hits you and loosing 20sec on your commute is not an option, (every morning I see the local grocery shop delivery truck reverse in through their narrow driveway and cyclists do not stop for it when it covers the bikepath and 70% of the sidewalk, no you go up on to the sidewalk behind it or out in to the street to play with the cars).
6. using lights at night is a no-no, as it would make you more visible and what's the fun in that, when you can play the dark knight/ninja and it's always the car drivers fault if they hit you and pedestrians can move.
I could go on.

1. Why aren't there appropriate parking spaces for bikes? I don't see you complaining about a car park taking up the space of 10 bikes. Imagine the parking chaos if those cyclists all drove cars. This is certainly not a problem in Tokyo as there are appropriate parking areas at all stations, shopping centres, etc.
2. 50% + of cyclists run red lights etc? I think it's more likely a case of confirmation bias, certainly my experience of Copenhagen/Amsterdam/Tokyo doesn't bear out your observation, although that could be my own confirmation bias. There are bad cyclists just like there are bad motorists.
3. Again 50%+ of cyclists punch pedestrians and cars without cause? I think that's just a ludicrous claim.
4. Yes I see the same type of a'hole in Tokyo all the time, I'm of the impression that it is worse here than in Europe as well, however would you prefer that these idiots be driving around in 2 tonnes of metal posing a much greater risk to other people?
5. So a truck reverses through a bike path and the cyclists are at fault? What would your response be if a truck reversed through a lane of auto traffic? Your first point about cyclists squeezing between the pavement and a turning vehicle is something that I've also seen and it is very dangerous. Much less dangerous however than motorists who change lanes without looking etc.
6. Also a problem in Tokyo, but the police will pull you over here and occasionally I see cyclists getting booked for it. It's a problem.

I once saw a motorist nudge an old lady, who was using a walking frame, because she couldn't get through a crosswalk fast enough. Doesn't mean all motorists are assholes.
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