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Old 03-29-2009, 03:44 AM   #26
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I hate how cyclists act like a motorist when they feel like it, and a pedestrian when they feel like it
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Old 03-29-2009, 12:50 PM   #27
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I think cyclists should have some form of insurance. It's BS that they share the road, yet are pretty much not liable for anything.
Liable for WHAT? Like, if you crash into a bike and it dents your car they don't have insurance to cover you? How much damage can a bike do? People have bikes that cost less than $100, why the heck would they need insurance?
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Old 03-29-2009, 03:40 PM   #28
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I'm going to get into cycling myself. I think it's a lot like riding a motorcycle where it's a war out there and you need to do what you can to protect yourself. Drivers are stupid for the most part. I see it all the time when I'm on the bike and some dumbass changes into my lane.

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Old 03-29-2009, 03:46 PM   #29
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Don't understand what gave them the idea that they can be both a vehicle on the road and a pedestrian at the same time.
Heck I do the same in my car if the road is backed up I just drive my car down the side walk. That way you have the best of both worlds...

Have you riddin bikes in traffic much? It would be nice to be treated like a car in traffic but a lot of drivers don't know this... Ever try making a left hand turn on a bike on say 2nd and main? It's safer to go stait through on 2nd then wait on the side walk or the edge of the road for the light to change on main.

Or a lot of people complain about bikes riding on the edge of the road, well if you even road a road bike on the shoulder you would notice the crazy a mounts of broken bottles, exhausts and it's parts, sunglass's, CD's, sewage drains, heck there was even a drive shaft out of what looked to be a 5 ton truck.
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Old 03-29-2009, 04:12 PM   #30
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Heck I do the same in my car if the road is backed up I just drive my car down the side walk. That way you have the best of both worlds...

Have you riddin bikes in traffic much? It would be nice to be treated like a car in traffic but a lot of drivers don't know this... Ever try making a left hand turn on a bike on say 2nd and main? It's safer to go stait through on 2nd then wait on the side walk or the edge of the road for the light to change on main.

Or a lot of people complain about bikes riding on the edge of the road, well if you even road a road bike on the shoulder you would notice the crazy a mounts of broken bottles, exhausts and it's parts, sunglass's, CD's, sewage drains, heck there was even a drive shaft out of what looked to be a 5 ton truck.
Well said

Everyone here should try to commute to work at least a few times just to experience how much the cyclists have to put up with.
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Old 03-29-2009, 04:24 PM   #31
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Agreed x 2. Commute for a week then make your comments.
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Old 03-29-2009, 04:53 PM   #32
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Yup and no matter how much we bitch and whine about it the end of the day your in the car safer than them , you have to look out for the slower riders front of you .
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Old 03-29-2009, 09:19 PM   #33
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Old 03-30-2009, 11:17 AM   #34
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Liable for WHAT? Like, if you crash into a bike and it dents your car they don't have insurance to cover you? How much damage can a bike do? People have bikes that cost less than $100, why the heck would they need insurance?
If a bike runs into your car, then what?

You're out the deductible . You'd be surprised how much damage a bike can do the a car.

I'm just stating my opinion, they are on the road with us, everyone else on the road has to pay ass raping insurance, how come they don't?
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Old 03-30-2009, 11:19 AM   #35
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Old 03-30-2009, 11:24 AM   #36
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If a bike runs into your car, then what?

You're out the deductible . You'd be surprised how much damage a bike can do the a car.

I'm just stating my opinion, they are on the road with us, everyone else on the road has to pay ass raping insurance, how come they don't?
My point is, how do you get someone to pay insurance on a sub-$100 dollar bike for example, how do you make a 5 year old kid pay insurance on their bike? If a bike crashes into your car, go to small claims court. I realize your point I just don't see how you could possibly put it into practice.
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Old 03-30-2009, 11:29 AM   #37
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For me It's not really a question of having "Bike" insurance. But that would be one way to get the cyclists think of obeying the rules of the road. Just yesterday, some guy blew past a 4 way stop and didn't even have a helmet on. The police are just to easy on cyclists.
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Old 03-30-2009, 11:34 AM   #38
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Yeah, I know it would be impossible to do, like you said, the kid with a bike.

But I think it is unfair to us motorists.

If hypothetically, a biker runs into you, the driver is pretty much SOL. It wouldn't be worth going to small claims almost.

My biggest problem is like you just said, some cyclists just do as they please.
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Old 03-30-2009, 12:15 PM   #39
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It's not really unfair to motorists. If you look at the cost of damage done by bicycles compared to cars it is not even a drop in the bucket. Just to set up the system of insuring cyclists would cost more than all the damage they have done. I think instead of being agro in your car you are better to sit back and expect the bike to do something stupid and not try and "teach them a lesson".
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Old 03-31-2009, 02:47 AM   #40
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I just ignore the idiot cyclists. I will let Darwin take care of them if need be.
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Old 03-31-2009, 02:55 AM   #41
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i had one give me the finger because i decided to parallel park today. real intelligent buddy.
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Old 03-31-2009, 02:59 AM   #42
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i had one give me the finger because i decided to parallel park today. real intelligent buddy.
I think he was jealous you've got the 5 stars of Pleiades looking over you.
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Old 03-31-2009, 03:09 AM   #43
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I think he was jealous you've got the 5 stars of Pleiades looking over you.
either that or he almost fell over with jealousy when he saw 9.5 inches poking out from my fenders.

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Old 03-31-2009, 03:58 AM   #44
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wow i dont even know what to say
other then **** people who drive
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