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You blew the red light east bound on Lawrence at Damen at 5:26 pm this evening.

 

There was enough time for the biker in front of me to make it half way into the intersection, northbound on Damen, before you came whizzing past my front wheel.

 

I yelled "You're an idiot!" at your big haired chick, self, and you looked back at me. I meant it!

 

I woulda testified for any of the cars, that managed to not kill you, if they had.

 

Keep riding like a tard!

love,

gabe

 

Witness bad behavior during your commute? Feel free to post. Maybe that lovely human can read it and think they are famous. Maybe you can also inspire the whole generation of kids to shower but we can start with small things.

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Oy. F that guy!

LOL "Cat 6 Douche"

I like it!

Last night on the CCC ride at Willow and Hibbard, someone in a Porche felt it necessary to charge hard to a red light while passing the group. As is standard on a group ride, I will yell "coming in hot" when there is an aggressive/potentially hostile driver approaching. The Porche driver stopped and said "HEY DICKFACE! I RIDE TOO YOU KNOW!" Then he continued to yell with inaudible rage. Since you also ride, there is a chance you will see this. All I was trying to do was protect the rest of the ride and let them know a hostile driver was approaching. I am surprised someone who says they also ride would drive so dangerously near a group of cyclists. Maybe realize our safety is more important than you getting to a red light 5 seconds faster or showing off how loud your Porche is.

I love the "coming in hot!" callout. So appropriate. And funny. :-) 

SMH. Sounds like he's probably not riding on the streets, just bike trails that don't interact nearly as much with traffic. I feel more judgy when a person with a bike rack (and a bike on the back) doesn't give enough space to cyclists. They should know better. 

Or he does ride on streets, but because he's such an expert Porche driver, it's completely unnecessary (insulting even!) to warn other cyclists of his presence.

I've never seen a "Porche", though Chicago does have a lot of porches, and you occasionally see a Porsche. I've heard Porsche drivers are ***holes ;)

"Coming in hot" is good, though.

"Are you a tourist or just crazy?"

This rude and obnoxious woman pulls up beside me just north of the LaSalle intersection with the Zoo exit  and asks, "Are you a tourist or just crazy?" The light changed and she drove off before I could respond.

So, if you see her, ask her for me, "Are you a tourist or just a crazy a-hole?"

Hey little fixie teen boy that bumped me while taking a short cut across the corner sidewalk. Thanks for the "Shut up old man" you hurled my way as I followed with a" respect your elders".

How did that L support feel when you crashed into it, dropping your iced coffee and getting laughed at by me, 2 CPD, and a EMT?

Karma, it can get you some times.

I would have spewed my iced coffee reading this if I had been drinking one!

Nice work!

Steve

I had an angry driver encounter coming up Damen tonight. Guy honking and revving at me despite having plenty of room to go around. I passed him at the next stop sign, and he pulled up next to me and started cursing me out. I apologized and said I didn't mean to be in his way because First Car to the Red Light Wins and I understand that. He threw an empty coke can at me, swore some more and went off. He then got stuck at the red light half a block ahead. He wasn't the first one there. Poor guy.

"He then got stuck at the red light half a block ahead. He wasn't the first one there. Poor guy."

I love it when that happens to obnoxious drivers. In my younger, more stupid days, I'd laugh as I rode past them. Thankfully, an older and wiser cyclist explained that doing so wasn't a smart idea, and the consequences of such acts could be very hurtful to me. So nowadays, I just laugh to myself when passing any such drivers.

To the couple walking in the Kinzie bike lane, who said "Thank you" when I said "This is a bike lane, not a sidewalk:" at least you have manners, if not intelligence, since you continued walking in the bike lane.

To the guy who, when I said the same to him, screamed "I'm in the middle, not the lane, you f**king bitch!" You have neither manners nor intelligence - the striped zone in which you were walking ends before the corner, so either you'll walk over the cars or in the bike lane. I'm guessing you walked in the bike lane. 

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