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rainperimeter
11-16-2007, 03:28 AM
i rolled up to the stop at 25th and clinton, stopped for traffic and then proceeded. you, judging by the speed with which you passed me, did not stop at the stop sign, opting to blow through it. probably a bad choice considering the time of afternoon, the location of that 4 way stop and the amount of traffic around. then once you passed me you decided to pass the SUV in front of us. well, alright i guess. but there was traffic coming from the other direction. another bad choice, splitting traffic like that at dusk. you're starting to look like a real dick at this point. oh well, i'll probably never see you again. oh, but here we go, i see you at the stop at 21st and clinton, which again you decide to blow through. there were pedestrians crossing but that seemingly didn't matter. i turned to head to work down 21st and decide i'll stop at the store...and holy shit there you are. and holy shit...i lock up quicker than you, i enter the store before you, i get in line before you, i check out before you, and i'm out the door and on my way before you.

if i had to guess by the way you rode through the area you were in a rush. you had to get somewhere. fast. but instead you just fucking putted around the store. wtf man? (this is where i caught a look at your unfortunate shoe choice by the way. i'm no shoe snob at all, but when you see someone riding like you, then you see the shoes you decided were a good idea to purchase, that wipes out any possibility in ones mind that you're not an idiot.)

i'd like to say "hey, it doesn't matter that this dude rides like an asshole" but fuck man, it does matter. or maybe it doesn't matter up to a point, then you cross a line and there is no way that anyone who sees you can not think you're a jerk? when you blow a 4 way stop during the afternoon commute, split traffic on narrow clinton (right in front of dots! that's narrow) then blow another 4 way stop with total disregard for the pedestrians already crossing, that is the type of shit that we all have to answer for. that's what gets burned in people's minds. you've been watching too many nyc/sf alley cat videos on youtube. knock it off.

plus at closing in on 5 pm, you didn't have any lights. i was going to flatten your tires but there were some ladies hanging out front near your bike. maybe next time.

Tbird
11-16-2007, 09:30 AM
Ok safety aside, but the shoe choice really should be addressed. If you're going to be a un-safe @-hole, at least dress smartly.
All kidding aside, I ride thru here everyday at least 2-3 times. It happens way too much. Clinton is a great resource for cyclists. But folks like this give everyone a bad name. I'd say at least once or twice a week, I see some ass-hat blow the red light at 7 corners as well.
Let's police it ourselves. Maybe we should make up some " tickets" to be handed out when you see some glaring safety ( and fashion) violations.

I don't really wanna be the safety wanker telling people what they should and shouldn't do, but I think that we all might need to start being that guy(gal).

nishiki
11-16-2007, 09:46 AM
I don't really wanna be the safety wanker telling people what they should and shouldn't do, but I think that we all might need to start being that guy(gal).

That's called bipolar disorder and can be treated.
In the meantime, make sure you hand out your ticket to someone smaller than you.

Mercian70
11-16-2007, 09:51 AM
.....to have ID plates on bikes.

When I have the time I WILL follow someone and get in their face. I'm a big guy and don't really worry about confrontation - especially when I know I'm right.
I won't hit another human (although bad shoes are near the tipping point) but I will bring it to a close, very close, discussion.

Seems some people need a little verbal slap now and then to bring out the common sense required to ride S.E.

K'Tesh
11-16-2007, 09:57 AM
A friend of mine found a similar commercially produced sticker that looks like a ticket and gave it to me as a joke. it's yellow and blank and reads:

BICYCLE VIOLATION
$50.00 FINE
DATE: / / OFFICER:
OFFENSE

( ) 01. DRIVING AN UGLY BIKE
( ) 02. GETTING IN THE WAY
( ) 03. BLOCKING EVERYONE ELSE
( ) 04. DUMB DRIVER VIOLATION
( ) 05. UGLY DRIVER VIOLATION

NOTES:

copyright 2003 DSG


Perhaps something like that could be modified to fit our needs?

maxadders
11-16-2007, 10:12 AM
there were some ladies hanging out front near your bike...

Yes: riding like a jerk gets you laid.

mizake
11-16-2007, 11:10 AM
.....to have ID plates on bikes.

When I have the time I WILL follow someone and get in their face. I'm a big guy and don't really worry about confrontation - especially when I know I'm right.
I won't hit another human (although bad shoes are near the tipping point) but I will bring it to a close, very close, discussion.

Seems some people need a little verbal slap now and then to bring out the common sense required to ride S.E.

big tough guy.

nishiki
11-16-2007, 11:18 AM
.....to have ID plates on bikes.

When I have the time I WILL follow someone and get in their face. I'm a big guy and don't really worry about confrontation - especially when I know I'm right.


Big does not below on a fast bike; good luck catching up.

wsbob
11-16-2007, 11:56 AM
Oh but for the lack of a helmet cam, the ah-di-dahs goofbiker's picture could have been posted for maximum humiliation deserved.

hydrogeek
11-16-2007, 02:32 PM
The shoe style is exactly what makes guys like this a hipster. They wear the goofiest crap they can find at the thrift store. Your (our) reaction to the shoes and outfits are exactly what they want. If most people don't like it, they love it. I think of it as a hipster uniform.

Donít get me wrong here, I am all for people being them selves. I know when I was sporting parachute pants, white leather shoes, spiked leather belt, and vertical striped shirts in the 80ís others thought I was ridiculous. But I thought I was cool.

Itís all very entertaining and great sport.

rainperimeter
11-16-2007, 03:46 PM
i'd like to add this just for full disclosure cuz maybe it gives perspective to the story you'll find important if you're wondering: i am NOT a 100%, letter of the law biker myself. i'll roll a stop sign when it's clear and no threat to me or anyone else. i do the same at red lights at night on the way home from work (late, always after midnight late, usually after 1am). i wear all black (no legal business here but clearly a contentious issue among cyclists). i often ride BRAKELESS TRACK BIKES!!! gasp!

so i guess what i'm getting at is that when you upset a rider who in some situations will break some rules himself you're really riding horribly.

Attornatus_Oregonensis
11-16-2007, 04:32 PM
It doesn't take a choir boy to recognize a douchebag.

mizake
11-16-2007, 06:07 PM
i often ride BRAKELESS TRACK BIKES!!!

Blasphemy! lol

steelsreal
11-17-2007, 02:28 PM
Clinton is becoming quite the mess.

I am almost hit once a week or so. The same guy has almost nailed me three times. He seems to like bombing down the slight hill on a cross street around 33rd or so. Blows the sign without looking in either direction, then flails himself and his crappy fixie onto Clinton.

He thinks he is fast so instead of yelling at him, I simply catch him, make a scoffing/snorting/disdainful sound, then blow by his hipster ass.

I wonder if it is the same guy?

Mercian70
11-19-2007, 02:10 AM
big tough guy.

I never mess up my knuckles...but I have been around the block a couple times.

I don't ride as much as I used to in the city for obvious reasons.
And I don't take much crap from anyone on a bike anymore.

If your 2 big wheels and 1 small brain cause me a preventable problem you might end up complaining about me in this forum.
That I would welcome!

Just sayin' some people riding on or over the edge of civility and common sense respond better to fear.

maxisnow
11-25-2007, 12:49 AM
Just a random note:
I love how the community that thinks its cool to wear day-glo spandex and shave their legs makes fun of hipsters.

They're all uniforms. Unless, of course, you've been making your own prints and clothing. (That are indistinguishably associated with ANY fashion.)

mizake
11-25-2007, 06:09 PM
Just a random note:
I love how the community that thinks its cool to wear day-glo spandex and shave their legs makes fun of hipsters.

They're all uniforms. Unless, of course, you've been making your own prints and clothing. (That are indistinguishably associated with ANY fashion.)

that's pretty spot on.

fhg
11-30-2007, 10:08 PM
I think he rolls around over on Lincoln as well, I recall a very similar f*ckstick one day this past summer, screeching his junk around the left of stopped bikers and a car to then head (right) south on 50th or so. Startled the piss outta me and noted one more idiot making others look bad, thanks oh so much grommet.