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post #16 of 101

I don't say nothing, I just spit a big wad of chewing tobacco in their face, that's all I need to do for them to get the point.

post #17 of 101

These simple minded cagers don't deserve a response at all.  They're in a different zone , feeling empowered by their vehicles...generally gutless wonders who wouldn't say boo to you if they couldn't hit the gas and drive away after a quick, brainless insult.  Just ride on, knowing in your mind that they'll be the ones to end up in the CCU after a heart attack at a young age, while you ride on into a healthy, happy long life.

 

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post #18 of 101

Well, there are lots of idiots out there and you don't have to be on a bike to hear from them. I'm an architectural photographer so it is pretty common for me to have a camera set up on a tripod off the side of the road to shoot a building or a home. (Not in the road or even necessarily very close to the road.)  You'd be surprised how many times people blow their horns or scream something stupid.

 

A good friend of mine told me a story of being with a few other riders when a driver insulted them and stopped his car in front of them. But they were all in the Marines at the time and my friend is 6'5" and probably was only about 240 lbs back then. So how stupid was that? They just made mean faces at the driver and he sped off.

post #19 of 101
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Originally Posted by AlanG View Post

 

A good friend of mine told me a story of being with a few other riders when a driver insulted them and stopped his car in front of them. But they were all in the Marines at the time and my friend is 6'5" and probably was only about 240 lbs back then. So how stupid was that? They just made mean faces at the driver and he sped off.



Ha I would have liked to see that happen icon14.gif

post #20 of 101

Planning to get a can of pepper spray for just such events (guns are too heavy and I really don't want to kill anyonw ;)

post #21 of 101
Taser!
post #22 of 101

If you have to say something, just wave (whole hand, not middle finger) and say thanks.

 

A 'snappy comeback' just escalates. A wave says, "I'm de-escalating, and you didn't get to me anyway. I win."

post #23 of 101


 

 

 

 


Edited by utah cyclist - 12/7/11 at 6:39am
post #24 of 101

Yea, lots of anger out there.  A  week ago another biker, with his girl friend in tow really gave me the business because of the way I was stopped on the side of the road.  Geez.  I thought - come on man, are we going to do road rage on a Sunday morning - on bikes?  I just mumbled some stuff and moved along.  Now if I'd had that taser - no point really is there?

post #25 of 101

I have 2 rules to follow in these situations:

 

1) People can be a--holes.

2) When in doubt, refer to rule number one!  duck.gif

post #26 of 101

In my experience... smile and wave.

 

I have tried this and everything else and this seems to really disarm these jerks... they don't know how to respond.

post #27 of 101
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Originally Posted by goodbyecycle View Post

In my experience... smile and wave.

 

I have tried this and everything else and this seems to really disarm these jerks... they don't know how to respond.


I did this once and the gentleman proceeded to get out his car at a red light and try to punch me!
I ended banking the curb on the other side of the road swerving around him!


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post #28 of 101

wow, can't believe someone would throw things at you. That's never happened to me, and if it did I could see taking some joy in revenge! For the most part I just get a lot of honks and people trying to tell me to get off the road. I tend not to listen to them and they're short with their words b/c they usually have to slam on the breaks as I ride by through traffic. :D 

 

There's not much for bike lanes where I live, so I try to follow buses as most drivers tend to avoid being stuck behind one of them anyway. But even then there's the motorist who has to pass me to stop behind a bus, and then give me a dirty look as i pass them again and when I'm feeling frisky, i even pass the bus. the bus's here don't do more then 20-25 mph as they make a lot of stops along the way. I find keeping a steady 20-22 mph keeps my right along the tail end and I usually catch up with them right as their leaving for the next stop.

post #29 of 101

I ask them to check the Cal. Vehicle Code.  Then I say, just have someone read it to you you stupid asshole.

post #30 of 101
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Originally Posted by cyclist54 View Post

I ask them to check the Cal. Vehicle Code.  Then I say, just have someone read it to you you stupid asshole.


How enlightened.  Truly, that shows them...........or not.

 

 

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