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Offline curlingDave

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Cyclists on sidewalk, wrong bikelane
« on: August 31, 2009, 12:17:53 pm »
What are people's opinions on what to say to people who ride on the sidewalk on campus or ride in the bikelane on the wrong side of the road?  Nicely tell them where they should be, with a pretty please?  ;D  Tell them sternly where they should be?  :angry2:  Call 'em out and get the posse? :mario: :mob:   ;)
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Re: Cyclists on sidewalk, wrong bikelane
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2009, 12:25:57 pm »
Well, supposedly I yelled at doublefist before I knew who he was about riding on the wrong side of the street.  I don't know if it was effective.

It's a tough call, but I'm trying to be nicer and strike up conversations with people who do things that are bad for cyclists (before I suggest they change).  Salmoning is a problem just because you don't get much opportunity unless you want to turn around and set a bad example yourself.

Riding on sidewalks and paths on campus is legal.  I won't ride on sidewalks (next to streets) but I will ride on paths (that cross campus between streets), nor will I ride the wrong way down streets on campus (or anywhere, but some people do).  I suggest that anyone who rides on campus become comfortable saying "on your left" or getting a bell, but as far as convincing some people that they are scaring the crap out of people, I don't know what to do.
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Re: Cyclists on sidewalk, wrong bikelane
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2009, 09:32:53 am »
I didn't mean to quell any further discussion.

If you want to talk about oblivious to the world around you, check out this post from Copenhagen Cycle Chic, where it doesn't matter if you can see the traffic as long as you look good: http://www.copenhagencyclechic.com/2009/08/niceness.html
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Re: Cyclists on sidewalk, wrong bikelane
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2009, 08:52:08 pm »
AAAAHHHHHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!          :lol:

Did you guys see the signs that UND put on the grass next to the bike lanes, they are facing the wrong direction so the cyclists going the WRONG WAY can read them and they basically say "Ah, you F*&$@#% are breaking the law, ride with traffic" in paraphrase of coarse...... that's the UND I want to go to school in!!!

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Re: Cyclists on sidewalk, wrong bikelane
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2009, 10:26:02 pm »
Hahahah  :lol:  Finally.  But I think they could add an endorsement from Mr T.  "I pity da foo!" :nono:
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Re: Cyclists on sidewalk, wrong bikelane
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2009, 02:41:25 pm »
Well, supposedly I yelled at doublefist before I knew who he was about riding on the wrong side of the street.  I don't know if it was effective.
it was effective in me think you were a d-bag for a while.... but now i realize that is not the fact! i actually thought about chasing you down and brawling..
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Re: Cyclists on sidewalk, wrong bikelane
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2009, 02:55:43 pm »
Are u talking in the 3rd person? Or fake internet quoting beek? lulz.
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Re: Cyclists on sidewalk, wrong bikelane
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2009, 02:56:54 pm »
i just copy pasted what beak wrote.... then added my 2 cents
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Re: Cyclists on sidewalk, wrong bikelane
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2009, 03:03:01 pm »
Quote from: Awesome Sal Atticum
Well, supposedly I yelled at doublefist before I knew who he was about riding on the wrong side of the street.  I don't know if it was effective.
it was effective in me think you were a d-bag for a while.... but now i realize that is not the fact! i actually thought about chasing you down and brawling..

That would have been quite interesting!
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Re: Cyclists on sidewalk, wrong bikelane
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2009, 03:03:51 pm »
indeed
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Re: Cyclists on sidewalk, wrong bikelane
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2009, 03:04:34 pm »
You guys are chatting!  :lol:
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Re: Cyclists on sidewalk, wrong bikelane
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2009, 04:22:50 pm »
Quote
...it was effective in me...

??
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Re: Cyclists on sidewalk, wrong bikelane
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2009, 06:26:49 pm »
 ...it was effective in me think(ing) that...

Si, senor?
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Re: Cyclists on sidewalk, wrong bikelane
« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2009, 02:40:18 pm »
I mean, i was looking for more of a "thaaaaat's what she said" but...yeah.
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Re: Cyclists on sidewalk, wrong bikelane
« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2009, 03:04:56 pm »
Aaaaah... my mind wasn't in the "that's what she said" mode  :evil6:
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Re: Cyclists on sidewalk, wrong bikelane
« Reply #15 on: September 17, 2009, 04:42:09 pm »
I saw a kid riding this morning, no handle bars in the wrong bike lane, talking on his cell phone and passing about 3 or 4 bikers!! :violent1:
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Re: Cyclists on sidewalk, wrong bikelane
« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2009, 07:56:20 pm »
no hands? or no handlebars?
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Re: Cyclists on sidewalk, wrong bikelane
« Reply #17 on: September 17, 2009, 08:47:26 pm »
no hands!
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Re: Cyclists on sidewalk, wrong bikelane
« Reply #18 on: September 17, 2009, 09:09:15 pm »
OK!
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Re: Cyclists on sidewalk, wrong bikelane
« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2009, 08:48:49 am »
Just a heads up, if you happen to see a guy on the sidewalk on one of those tricycle recumbent things, you might give him a pass because he's blind (and a professor, actually).
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