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From one cyclist to another, or Keeping the rubber side down. [Wednesday, May. 6th, 2009|11:51 pm]
The richest girl in town.
1. Don't ride without lights at night.
2. Assume cars can't see you.
3. Signal like a motherfucker, or else.
4. Don't turn in front of a moving car.

I won't even get to riding without a helmet, because my dumb ass has done that plenty.

But if you do any of these things at 11:30 p.m., you don't get to lecture me while your back wheel is under my front tire because you've been pretending your life is a Sonic Youth video. At this point, you're really lucky you're able to complain, and the reason only your front wheel is under my front tire can be called the grace of fucking god. Get the fuck out of the street, get a helmet, and get a fucking bike light.

[User Picture]From: flipping_hades
2009-05-07 07:06 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: fightingwords
2009-05-07 07:49 am (UTC)
I swear the stupid is even worse on this side of the Bay.
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[User Picture]From: fa_ikaika
2009-05-07 09:05 am (UTC)
Also, reflective tape. Dorky but definitely a life-saver. I think bikes have a right to the street, but they have to be street-legal i.e. lights, safe riding behavior and a helmet where mandated by law.

Maybe they thought they were Sonic the Hedgehog, and not Sonic Youth. Either way it's still major fail.

And I can say that because I've been a bike commuter for 20(mumble) years!
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[User Picture]From: fightingwords
2009-05-07 09:25 am (UTC)
After several years of biking in the Bay, I have to say that the only people I hate more than motorists are cyclists
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[User Picture]From: fa_ikaika
2009-05-07 09:27 am (UTC)
I know what you mean. Some people don't just give the rest of us a bad name, they WORK at it.
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[User Picture]From: mschaos
2009-05-07 12:49 pm (UTC)
oh jeebus...I am so sorry you had to deal with such ass hattery

at wtf no light? at night?

I remember nearly dooring someone one for for all the same reason one night - jackass had the never to yell at me too
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[User Picture]From: sparklydevil
2009-05-07 07:32 pm (UTC)
the worst part is that the cops, courts and insurance companies will almost always side with the idiot on the bike, even if it's clearly their fault.
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