Amazingly stupid cyclists

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  1. Mr. Beanz

    Mr. Beanz Well-Known Member

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    This thread is in honor of all the incredibly stupid cyclists out there willing to gamble with their lives just to beat a car across a road running red lights. Soooo many stupid driver threads on various cycling forums so I actually get disturbed when I see cyclist doing stupid stuff that could cost them their lives.

    Tonight, I'm driving on a major avenue, divided avenue with a speed limit of 45. I am doing 45, I don't speed. But I am approaching a bike trail that crosses this avenue. But it is a trail where the cyclist must stop at the stop, push the cross button to get a green light before proceeding.

    Tonight, I'm approaching the bike crossing with a green light. I see a cyclist approaching from my right that will have to stop and wait for a green light before he crosses. But I see him looking my way and notice he starts to speed up. What a freaking idiot, he's going to race me to the intersection.

    Sure enough, he blows the red light looking my way standing on the pedals looking for more speed to beat me across. Again, I have the green light and he literally has a red light, actual red light.

    Amazing how stupid some cyclists are! Now let's say I hit this idiot, I'm betting some other idiot on a cycling forum would blame the driver automatically. People need to wake up!

    Yes, as he crossed in front of me, I laid on my horn! He looked over kind of frightened and startled. Yes, the idiot deserved it and hopefully he learns a lesson but I doubt it. I've seen too many idiots on bikes blowing stop LIGHTS.

    I was having a good time riding with a club. But after a few weeks, I noticed the behavior of a few riders blowing stop lights. Timing and making their way through cars at intersections to get ahead of the group. FTR, these are cyclists that at one time early in the ride were at the front of the group trying to look like heroes. They fade, then fall back about 10-15 riders. The group approaches a stop light at an intersection. Instead of stopping in order, they weave their way through the cyclists at the front at the stop, then blow the red lights for a little head start so that they can once again claim they were at the front of the group.

    Wow, what a bunch on nonsense! Cyclists need to wake up!
     
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  2. Froze

    Froze Well-Known Member

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    Most cyclists do that crap on purpose, they know where the cars are when they cross in front of them, that's why they flip off the motorists whenever they blow their horns at them for breaking laws or doing a dangerous maneuver in front of them that could have killed the cyclist if the motorist didn't slam on their brakes to prevent it. I guess that's what these moronic cyclists count on, is that the motorist will do anything to keep from killing them.
     
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    Mr. Beanz Well-Known Member

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    The worst thing that ever happened to us is one time Gina was driving. 4 way stop, 5 to 10 cars deep each direction. 2 lanes coming down from the left at a 4% grade. Gina made her stop then proceeded at her turn. In a flash, a cyclist blew the stop between 2 lines of cars heading south, between them at about 25 mph. Gina was half way across the first 2 lanes when the idiot came out flying between the cars and almost took out the front of our car.

    What an idiot, could have been killed but more importantly, would have involved us in an accident for no reason other than his stupidity. He could have died for all I care because of his own actions but he would have left us with an insurance deductible for car repairs.

    Makes me wonder if this idiot is still alive. If I had been driving, I would have followed him and cussed him out!

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    Froze Well-Known Member

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    That's just it, these idiots expect us to be scared to hit them, so we'll slam on our brakes to prevent hitting them and having their lives on our conscious forever...except for one small thing, I killed a drunk driver when he ran out past a stop sign into the path of my car which went through his driver's door, he died right away, guess what? It didn't bother my conscious at all! So if some idiot cyclist runs a stop and I kill him, well guess what? it won't bother me at all! I'll feel worse about his immediate family, but if a person is being that stupid with their life, well, they had to know they were taking a risk. Sort of like the those Mount Everest climbers, they take a 25% chance of dying when they climb that mountain, but they do it anyway knowing they could very well die, and so it is with these moronic cyclists, so if they don't feel bad about taking the risks of dying then we as motorists shouldn't feel bad if we kill them, just as the Sherpas don't feel bad when a mountain climber dies.

    I know that sounds cold, and don't get me wrong, I will continue to try to avoid killing them, but if I ever do, I'm not going to feel bad about it, just like I didn't feel bad when I killed that drunk, I tried to take evasive action but it wasn't enough and he paid the price for getting drunk and getting behind the wheel.
     
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    Mr. Beanz Well-Known Member

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    I understand what you mean. Nobody wants to feel responsible for another idiot's choice. I might know it was his fault and like you said, he set himself up for it, but the restoration to normal would bother me. Fixing my car, explaining to his family that he was an idiot etc.
     
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    Froze Well-Known Member

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    You NEVER EVER talk to the family of an accident victim; I never saw, spoke one word, or wrote one word to the family that drunk driver left behind. If I was at fault I would feel obligated to apologize and express my remorse, but it wasn't my fault, they never saw me, or spoke one word, or wrote one word to say they were sorry for their husband/dad for injuring me! Quite frankly I wasn't expecting them to.

    Restoration to normal isn't about psychological restoration unless you can't handle what happened, and then the financial burden of obtaining that help is on the insurance company. Restoration of a vehicle is in the hands of the insurance company; restoration of any physical injuries you might have (highly unlikely involving a cyclist) is in the hands of the insurance company. For me restoring to normal didn't bother me, the physical pain I suffered, and still suffer, from that accident bothers me physically, but not mentally; but everything else is normal; my car was destroyed and that was restored.

    Maybe I'm weird, I don't know, but when someone does something stupid towards me and they have to pay for those actions, it doesn't bother me the least bit. I found out I had that mental make up when I was attacked one night when I was 20 or 21 years old by 4 gang bangers. I was into real martial arts, not the dancing crap taught in most martial arts schools!, one of the attackers hit my head with a crowbar, that's when I exploded and severely broke a guys neck with what is known as a leopard hand strike in Kung fu but I wasn't taught Kung Fu, I was taught Goju Ryu with a mix of American Boxing and a bit of Aikido (not a real good style for street fighting but there are a few aspects that are useful when blended with other stuff as I was taught), so instead of the more weird arched hand placement of the Kung fu style my strike was more in the form of what a boxer would use with closed fist, difficult to explain without showing you; and severely inverted another guys knee with a foot kick we called a push kick which is using a lot of power to drive the foot into the knew, potentially very crippling, both went down within a 1/2 of a second of each other while the other 2 took off running! Did I care when I heard the one guy making nasty noises trying to breathe? No!, did I care the other guy was on the ground screaming in pain? no! When the cops arrived did they care that I did that to them? NO!! The only people that cared were the paramedics who had to come to save the life of the one guy, and transport them both to the hospital, but they get paid to care. I also got a ride to the hospital in a police car to have stitches put in my head and be checked for a concussion which was negative. I saw the guy that I broke the knee on about 3 or 4 years later walking down the street in the city where I lived and the occurrence of the fight, he was with 4 other guys, when I saw him I immediately turned around and grabbed my wife and we left, not sure if he would even recognize me, but I didn't want another confrontation; anyway that guy was using a cane to walk with because his knee was not working! I never heard what happened to the neck guy, I know they had to put an emergency airway puncture somewhere in his throat to bypass the damage so he could breathe, then last I heard was when I was at the hospital they were doing surgery to enable him to breath. I was taught one on one in private for 7 years, not in a classroom situation, never learned katas, just learned how to maim and kill as fast as possible.

    It's kind of weird knowing that stuff, even 40 years after I took those lessons I ran into a situation where some guy decided to bother me while my wife and I were on a cruise, she had gone back to her room to sleep and I went to the cabanas to enjoy the night air on the sea when this 20 something girl came up to me while I had dozed off and grabbed my foot hard, my leg automatically kicked her hand sending a beer glass flying and I shot out of the cabana about to hit her when I realized it was female, and I maintained myself. She starts screaming I kicked her, all I said to her was she needs to leave, she says I kicked her again except this time she's looking to my left, when I turn around there's this 20 something gym rat dude standing there and he asks me if I kicked her, I tell him the same thing I told her, you need to leave, instead of leaving he takes a haymaker punch at me, which he telegraphed really well, so I stepped in closer to him at the same time I blocked that punch with my left arm and decked him with my right elbow to the chin snapping his head back and he just crumbles to the deck screaming, she starts screaming too, so I quickly left not before I noticed blood oozing out onto the deck from his mouth. I had a wide brim hat on so I just lowered my head when I left so deck side cameras couldn't see my face. Never heard anything about that. I found out about a year later that fights on cruises are not uncommon! They've actually had fights where one or two or more would take someone and toss them overboard, and nobody knows what happened or where it happened to go look for them! They get drunk and get stupid on the high seas, and it always happens late at night of course when there are very few people out on the decks. So I'll never go out on deck like that again late at night to enjoy myself. But the weird thing was, my attack on that guy came automatically and it literally shocked me when it happened, I didn't even think about it, it just happened, weird after 40 some odd years of never practicing it or using it. I never told my wife what happened, I didn't want to spoil her cruise or her memory of what a great time that cruise was.

    Sorry for rambling, just bored I guess, and wanted to bore someone else! LOL!!
     
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