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Old 01-29-2016, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Falls Church, Fairfax County
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and you are the reason people are cheering on bicyclists snipers in san fran.
(leader of a bike group killed while biking in traffic w/group by a rooftop sniper.)
While I do not agree with killing bicyclists his posts kind of make me dislike bikers severely.


I usually do not think about bicyclists but when I see them I try to do what I think is right. Sometimes I make mistakes. It is not on purpose.


The sense of entitlement and the double standard in his posts make me want to vomit.
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Old 01-29-2016, 08:48 AM
 
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The sense of entitlement and the double standard in his posts make me want to vomit.
I tend to agree. I recognize that bicyclists have the right (in many cases) to ride in the road, which may often times drastically slow down the motorists behind them. While this may be completely legal, it does not mean that those motorists will not get frustrated and angry. And to add that frustration and anger on top of someone who is already having a nightmare commute due to weather condition, it sounds like a disaster waiting to happen.

The attitude of "it's legal, so I will do what I want, when I want" may provide a moral victory for you. But that moral victory may also come with an unintended injury or death. You may be "right", but that person you are annoying has a 5K LB advantage over you. Why temp the fates?
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Old 01-29-2016, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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A bicyclist spat on my car a few weeks ago. He was on a cross street and had a stop sign, I was in a line of cars traveling the speed limit (25mph) and no stop sign. So I didn't stop and he spat on my car as I drove past.

FWIW, I would not have stopped to let a car cross either. You wait at the stop sign until it's safe to cross.
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