Angry motorist

Discussion in 'Commuting and Road Safety' started by GingerNatural, Jun 13, 2017.

  1. GingerNatural

    GingerNatural New Member

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    I was biking one day and a motorist began to shout at me very angrily, “Use the !@#%$! bike trail! Use the !@%$#! bike trail!!” then more naughty words. This guy had a MTB in the back of his pickup truck so I figure he does some riding. I laughed. I was on a divided multi-lane road in a shoulder marked with that bicycle sign the State of Florida painted on it for me. There is a paved trail off parallel but I leave that to pedestrians walking their dogs. Also I prefer the road as I can go faster there. Imagine what that angry guy’s home life is like. Doubt any normal person lives with him. A couple months later same angry guy shouted at me again. I ignored. All that was over a year ago and I haven’t heard from angry guy again. Perhaps he shouted at the wrong person after me and angry guy got his mouth closed for him.
     
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  2. Froze

    Froze Well-Known Member

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    The only road you are not allowed on is any road that states that bicycles are not allowed like on most interstate highways and toll roads. There is always a sign posted on on ramps that state that bicycles are not allowed, if no sign is shown then you're good to ride on it. So if some jerk is telling you where you should be riding they are completely misinformed and ignorant morons.

    I had a guy scream at me that bikes are only allowed on sidewalks! I yelled back for him to stop so we could discuss it, of course he didn't stop...I don't suggest that you do that Ginger!
     
  3. GingerNatural

    GingerNatural New Member

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    Not to worry I find ignoring the angry finger shakers is the best way. And isn't it funny how they just don't get it? It's called a sidewalk 'cause it is for pedestrians. It's called a road bike 'cause it belongs on the road... And to be sure, I would never have any remote reason or desire to ride on interstate or toll.
     
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    Froze Well-Known Member

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    What's weird is that interstates and toll roads would be safer to ride on than surface streets or even county roads due to their very wide shoulders.
     
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