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Why should we respect drivers when all they do is yell out obscenities, honk, and run us off the road. Fu*k cars

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I say respect 'em anyways. I don't think the world sees enough respect these days. You can go the "well they don't so why should I" route but to me that seems kinda childish. Of course theres also the time tested method of "I will only do it if they do it first".

Now if someone is honestly trying to kill you then "U" their window, drag them out of the vehicle, and proceed to smash both of their knees in (they prolly shouldn't be driving). Any one perpously trying to kill me wont be likely to recieve much respect, sorry

 

though just my opinion yo

I biked my morning commute by the book: stop at lights, stay in my lane, hand signals. My guess is that the guy driving this morning was just pissed because I didn't get stuck in the morning traffic. So he tried to run me off the road like an asshole.

Fucked up cagers.

So unto others...

 

The fact that you even have to ask this is a sad statement.

HAHAHA!  nice answer


Sue Clark said:

Why be respectful? Physics. (F=MA
I think it's pretty clear that Christopher is a respectful "vehicular" cyclist who's venting about being victimized while trying to use the road.  I don't think this response was fair.

notoriousDUG said:

So unto others...

 

The fact that you even have to ask this is a sad statement.

I do.

 

Venting about what jags drivers can be is one thing;questioning why to not be a jag yourself is another.

 

H3N3 said:

I think it's pretty clear that Christopher is a respectful "vehicular" cyclist who's venting about being victimized while trying to use the road.  I don't think this response was fair.

notoriousDUG said:

So unto others...

 

The fact that you even have to ask this is a sad statement.

And him being a jerk on the road to drivers helps us cyclists in what way?

H3N3 said:
I think it's pretty clear that Christopher is a respectful "vehicular" cyclist who's venting about being victimized while trying to use the road.  I don't think this response was fair.

notoriousDUG said:

So unto others...

 

The fact that you even have to ask this is a sad statement.

I have never actually witnessed Doug riding a bike that I can recall, so I can't say whether he's a jerk to drivers, sorry.

Minh said:
And him being a jerk on the road to drivers helps us cyclists in what way?

H3N3 said:
I think it's pretty clear that Christopher is a respectful "vehicular" cyclist who's venting about being victimized while trying to use the road.  I don't think this response was fair.

notoriousDUG said:

So unto others...

 

The fact that you even have to ask this is a sad statement.

Most drivers aren't a*holes, just the ones that antagonize bikers are.  Don't disrespect the fair drivers, because they will only have more reason to act like an a*hole to another cyclist.

 

As a motorist, there have been lots of bikers that have annoyed me while driving.  I can imagine people that don't bike much would get into the mindset "all bikers suck because this one cut me off".  So be a good model to other cyclists and motorists.  

 

Truthfully leading by example is somewhat idealistic.  But what's the alternative?  Being pissed off and full of road rage?  Being disrespectful to every car that crosses my path? That's not good for my well being or the well being of any drivers.  

Considering the thousands -- tens of thousands! -- of car that have passed me during my commutes, a jerk or two or three yelling out the window seems like a pretty low percentage.

 

"Illegitimi non carborundum."

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