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The "things you can't believe you just saw" thread...

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by gomestar, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. LawrenceMD

    LawrenceMD Senior member

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    you encountered a Beautiful Godzilla:

    http://bikesnobnyc.blogspot.com/2007/09/attack-of-beautiful-godzillas.html

    courtesy of the bike snob:

     


  2. romafan

    romafan Senior member

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    ^^^^^ They need a new monicker for the idiots who endanger little kids like that.
     


  3. imatlas

    imatlas Senior member

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    I encountered the scooter variant of this yesterday. A young (4-ish) child whizzed past me at high speed on his scooter going down a hill, followed shortly after by his mother, busily texting and scooting and ignoring her child. She suddenly realized that he was heading for a busy intersection at full speed and called out for him to wait for her.
     


  4. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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  5. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Anybody on any type of wheels in the city instantly turns into a douchebag.
     


  6. Fang66

    Fang66 Senior member

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    Yes, lower congestion, cleaner air, and lower obesity rates are awful.
     


  7. gdl203

    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Yesterday, this woman kept moving her car forward through the pedestrian crossing as tons of people, kids, strollers were crossing the street (walk signal). She was blocking the intersection and I guess she thought the best way out of it was to slowly ram pedestrians. Even more unbelievable is her reaction when I lift my hand and gesture to stop moving the car when we were going through with our stroller. I'm not to proud of what I did next, happy my kids didn't see me...


    This morning, the "art" at the delta lounge... :uhoh:

    [​IMG]
     
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  8. Fang66

    Fang66 Senior member

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    I can't make out the picture. what is it?
     


  9. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    Cyclists aren't required to learn the traffic laws and therefor act accordingly.

    Many cyclists think they are invisible and therefor can do what ever they want run red lights, going against traffic, ride on sidewalks, ram people etc. and it's apparently okay just to leave your bike anywhere, in front of doorways, right across the sidewalk, leaning on to cars/windows/children/dogs whatever.
     


  10. Fang66

    Fang66 Senior member

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    Many cyclists? How many? Got any evidence? And what does any of this have to do with your dubious claim that "The cities that are going full force on bikes, are in for a brute awakening"?
     


  11. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    i effing hate it when people do this. I hate it so much that I've taken to trying to piss the drivers off whenever this happens: I'll either drag my hand over their hood as I pass, or I'll casually tap my fingers on the hood as if I'm jamming to my invisible headphones. I've had one guy yell back at me, which was hilarious.
     


  12. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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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.
     
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  13. Imhoff

    Imhoff Senior member

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    This happens all to often where I live. When this occurs, I merely walk straight, tighten body up, and exit the elevator. If they bump me, I merely say "excuse you." No one has tried to correct me or talk back.
     


  14. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    :laugh: 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!
     


  15. Fang66

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


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