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Discussion in 'The Bike Cafe' started by Headless Ned, May 21, 2014.

  1. Headless Ned

    Headless Ned New Member

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    Hi guys,

    Not posted on here before and I've only just taken up riding again.

    I just thought I'd share this link - http://recombu.com/cars/articles/features/9-reasons-motorists-hate-cyclists

    Is this really a widespread attitude? I know the piece is written for comedy effect, but do motorists really hate cyclists? I can't say I've ever had any negative experiences, but then I don't live in a big city or anything.

    I just wondered what the forum's opinion would be on this?
     
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  2. CAMPYBOB

    CAMPYBOB Well-Known Member

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    Many, MANY motorist absolutely despise cyclists. A couple/three reasons listed in the article are spot on as to 'why'.

    Welcome back to cycling, Ned. Ride long and ride safely.
     
  3. jpr95

    jpr95 Active Member

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    It's a mostly valid list. Although, I think #4 is wrong a good portion of the time, at least for me. When I am stopped at a traffic light, I take the lane instead of squeezing in to the right of the line of cars where the texting bimbo three cars back can't see me. When the light turns green, I get after it, and get through the intersection without holding up traffic (often staying on the bumper of the car in front of me), then I move to the right and settle into my pace. Zero to about 15 MPH, I can keep up with a normally accelerating car, but not a lead-foot.
     
  4. Froze

    Froze Well-Known Member

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    I disagree with only number 4 as well, obviously the writer doesn't prescribe to taking the lane which is safer and legal.
     
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