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Are Militant Bicyclists a Menace to Society?

RDWRDW Posts: 1,900
edited April 2015 in Commuting general ... o-society/

'In our small towns and in our major cities, bicyclists have a much-deserved reputation as angry, reckless road hogs. They’re shockingly fast and indifferent to the rule of law. They disrupt the normal traffic flows of pedestrians and automobiles alike. These riders seem bent on harassing people of all ages, with shouts and threats and whistles. Worse still, the number of casualties connected with cycling is growing at a profound rate. In every way, this is a dangerous subculture that our society needs to address...'


  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 24,612
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
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  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    RDW wrote:

    'In our small towns and in our major cities Bla Bla bla ..'

    So it's just commuters then, mods maybe need to move this thread :D
    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • homers_doublehomers_double Posts: 7,838
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • homers_doublehomers_double Posts: 7,838
    censored , did I just make a post in commuting?

    There goes my reputation...
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  • drummer_boydrummer_boy Posts: 236
    US motorist complaining he has to share the road. No story here!!
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,811
    America is an automotive culture. Our land is so diverse and so spread out, cars and trucks are the best way for us to move about. For long distances, we have airplanes and in some urban expanses the train offers an alternative. Whether you’re a city inhabitant or a suburban commuter or even a farmer, the car is clearly the most intelligent solution for your travel needs. Cars and SUVs are incredibly safe in the event of traffic accidents and they can transport a family with ease. Buying into our car culture also is a patriotic way to contribute to American businesses
    Says all you need to know about the well researched, balanced and unbiased nature of the article, but then I'm not sure that website is meant to be at all taken seriously!

    Yes some Cyclists are a ruddy menace, most aren't and seeing as how they slaughter nearly 100 people a DAY on their roads I think the numbers contributed by cyslists is but a tiny blip!
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  • shmoostershmooster Posts: 335
    it’s not even a crime to ride a bike fifty miles an hour zonked out on a heavy dose of reefer

    Except in Richmond Park
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 56,823
    team47b wrote:
    RDW wrote:

    'In our small towns and in our major cities Bla Bla bla ..'

    So it's just commuters then, mods maybe need to move this thread :D
    Your wish is their command :)
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 70,633 Lives Here
    RDW wrote:

    'In our small towns and in our major cities, bicyclists..... They’re shockingly fast

  • Kieran_BurnsKieran_Burns Posts: 9,757
    I hope people realise it is a satire site :)
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  • t4tomot4tomo Posts: 2,643
    Rick clearly does with his response.
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