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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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Amusing,  but i asked a question. I didnt even explain , but now i did. Oh gods! . Best wishes.

I agree with Sarah here that everyone has different bodies and you should trust that they know how to ride better for their body more than you do.

Interestingly enough, a guy stopped me and my partner once, while riding on Clybourn in fact, this past winter. The light was red and he pulled up to my partner to tell HIM that i was riding with bad form without even actually acknowledging or even looking at me directly in the interaction. It was shaming, dehumanizing and made me feel weird for days! Let people be if safety is not a component!

How dehumanizing! Good thing literally none of that happened today!

Did you observe this from your commute on the Brown Line? :)

You: riding your bike on the sidewalk. Fast. 

Me: walking my dog, having to move way over to avoid getting run over. I’m not happy so I tell you to slow down if you are going to ride on the sidewalk (a sometimes necessity but honestly, he would have been fine in the street)

You: stopped your bike. Unintelligible angry gibberish followed by a “f**k you, b***h” because nothing says good morning like reckless biking followed by misogyny (I don’t think “b***h” was directed at Lily).

Why must you drive like this, Red Jeep IL Plate Z91 6185?

https://youtu.be/nsRTeu8U9zw

To the tool in the dark grey Mercedes E-Class (?), IL vanity license plate WEINIII:

1. Wells St is not a speedway. Slow down.

2. Bikes are allowed to take the lane. Period.

3. The law is 3 feet, not 6 inches.

If I had any doubt as to the size of your ego and the ways in which you try to inflate it, diving in to the bike lane after buzzing the Divvy rider (who I might add was completely in the bike line) is a total dick move. And I was not surprised to see you pull that stunt.

#3 is the worst!

Nope, that Wien guy's a local, because I remember that I had a similar situation with him on Wells a couple of years ago.  People with vanity plates should learn to drive more courteously.  

or get plates that aren't so easy to remember!

i don't usually go down wells, but will now keep an eye out for him in case we cross paths in the future.

"That's a pretty nice E-class Merced you've got there... it would be a shame if something bad were to happen to it." <points to handlebar end>

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