the guy who ran those people down is wrong, yeah, but if youre gonna be a fucking asshole, prepare to deal with the fact that one day you might be an asshole to someone on the brink of bringing the pain. do i think he would have done the same if it was some roadworkers holding up proceedings in front of him? no. so your examples dont hold up. not the same scenario. of course people -shouldnt- let others control their emotions, but they do, so your point is kinda... pointless i feel.
Surely it can't be any more or less pointless than trying to make a point by creating the strawman of road repair crews being immune from extreme acts of road rage, could it?
Originally Posted by Alex
So if they had better fashion sense that makes them better people with more right to use the road?
Originally Posted by Alex
This is how cyclists should act.
As a cyclist who has been hit by a car I appreciated the irony in the video and think Critical Mass is fucking stupid.
Perhaps if you didn't have Japanese pop starlets hanging from your arms, you'd be less likely to have road accidents.
Originally Posted by WhiteShark
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I've done a few CMs. What's this got to do with martial arts?
People have a right to protest whatever the **** they want and do it whatever the fucking way they can get away with. So far CM has not been able to be stopped despite arrests, fines, "police escorts" you name it.
I say more power to them.
No one said they can't protest or do what they want. Just like people can talk about a protest on a Martial Arts website.
Originally Posted by florkle
Please come protest in my driveway Monday morning.
My point is not that i support obstructing traffic, i clearly do not.
Originally Posted by MrGalt
The terms "traffic' and exactly who is doing the obstructing are somewhat subjective.
In the pic i posted a cyclist in the back of that heap could argue that the cars are all doing the obstructing, after all the speed limit is 25 and they're just sitting there...
CM is an infrequent occurrence, and publicized.
If you cannot plan your day well and get angry because something you didn't account for comes up you have issues.
When i commuted, what i did see daily was a blatant disregard for the law by motorists in regards to the safety of cyclists.
I don't routinely put other people's lives at risk because i'm in a hurry.
Yes. Even after a shower? When i rode i was living east of Honolulu, so i usually had a tailwind and a slope in my favor on the way in which helped.
Is that Honolulu? I wish I could control my body temperature well enough to live there. Once I broke a sweat on the bike ride to work I'd be dripping all day.
I think your summers are hotter than here, no?
That's something that keeps me off a bike in mid-summer. Can I get a note about that from a doctor to show the massers if they obstruct me in the future?
It rarely hits 90 here.
I just try to avoid any and all construction, parades, demonstrations etc. when driving.
I would personally not run over a pile of naked hippies on bikes if they happened to obstruct me; if only for the reason my subsequent arrest and the explosion of patchouli/hippie pheromone that would permanently engulf the city would more than nullify the momentary glee i might have felt.
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