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political November 13th, 2014 4:21am

Do you have a negative perception of bike riders who ride on a two lane road?

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FarmerManE djent
11/14/14 6:34 am

It's not that I mind going around them. They're dangerous on a lot of roads

Injectable Mojave Mo Problems
11/14/14 2:25 am

No. That describes most of the roads around here. I'm more annoyed by people in cars that don't know how to drive.

TreeHugs Oregon
11/13/14 11:31 pm

No, I don't get mad at bikers, I feel sorry for them. If there is no bike lane and that's the route they need take to get home then they have no choice and it's dangerous.

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Halfrikaan
11/13/14 7:52 pm

Yes, unless there's some race going on, or they're riding for a cause. Other than that, they're just kind of annoying

bnnt Los Angeles
11/13/14 5:45 pm

The ones out here are jerks, riding the line at 80mph when traffic is at a stand-still, weaving in and out of traffic, popping wheelies and such.

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presrvd Phoenix
11/13/14 3:11 pm

I had one grab onto the bed of my truck while I was stopped at a red light on Monday. He flipped me off when I rolled down the window and politely asked him to take his hands off my truck. Yeah, they're a bit annoying.

tdyakker lost
11/13/14 2:10 pm

Only those that decide they can ride two, three or even four wide and refuse to get out of the way of traffic. I've seen some who ride in packs and block most of the road. If you honk they laugh and just give you the finger.

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mc88 Cleveland OSU
11/13/14 9:56 am

Yea they're fucking annoying

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hrankta
11/13/14 6:55 am

Only ones who ignore traffic laws.

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MrMilkdud
11/13/14 4:46 am

Only if it's a high traffic road and there's a sidewalk or safer alternative available.
Lately I've seen a lot of bikers on busy streets where there is a sidewalk available. They're obstructing traffic and causing accidents.

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rthelastman Florida
11/13/14 9:53 am

You're technically not allowed to ride your bike on the sidewalk.

MrMilkdud
11/13/14 9:57 am

Maybe not where you live, but here the police recommend not riding in the street if possible unless there are designated bike paths

EarthMunkey The Golden Rule. Always.
11/13/14 3:59 am

If it is a tight fit I don't get mad but I do watch the news to see if they died.

Many riders are not smart when it comes to choosing a route.

swjboucher Just Run
11/13/14 3:11 am

I love seeing people out biking or running.

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cowboy Here and There
11/13/14 3:10 am

I guess a little. Why not just drive? What are you? 10?

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political Georgia
11/13/14 10:52 am

To save the ozone, of course!

arctostaphylos Ankh Morpork, New York
11/13/14 4:03 pm

A car costs hundreds to thousands a year in insurance, maintenance, and gas. A bike costs very little, is more maneuverable, and is generally more fun than sitting in a box, slowly falling asleep while traveling fifty to a hundred feet per second.

cowboy Here and There
11/13/14 5:39 pm

You don't own a car?

political Georgia
11/13/14 6:00 pm

I could ride a bike to work and school. Lol...I would never be anywhere on time.

cowboy Here and There
11/13/14 6:03 pm

And you don't have snow...

arctostaphylos Ankh Morpork, New York
11/13/14 6:52 pm

I sold my car 3 years ago for scrap as it was dying and I'm not really interested in getting another. Having no car saves me almost $2000/year. When I need a truck or car, about 20 times a year, I borrow one or rent one for a few hours for $20-30.

cowboy Here and There
11/13/14 6:56 pm

Bundle up butter cup. Winter is coming.

arctostaphylos Ankh Morpork, New York
11/13/14 7:15 pm

I rather like biking in the snow; I'm often the only one out there doing it because everybody else is too scared (other than delivery guys).

AKYF
11/12/14 10:07 pm

No, as long as they stay on the shoulder of the road.

drunk ill be Bach
11/12/14 9:58 pm

If there's no sidewalk, then what other option do they have?

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political Georgia
11/12/14 10:05 pm

In rural areas like where I live, we see bikers as a potential accident waiting to happen. There are 55 MPH curvy roads where you will find bikers on. You have to be extra careful.

EarlyBird Portland
11/12/14 9:56 pm

In Portland, there are bike lanes everywhere and bicyclists are usually no trouble to share the road with.

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Squidboy Snarkapottamus
11/13/14 6:49 am

In Portland yes.....but there are a lot of older roads in the burbs with no bike lanes or shoulder and it's almost nonexistent outside the UGB. Riding is my preferred mode of transportation but it can get scary.

EarlyBird Portland
11/13/14 7:20 am

I know drivers give you guys a hard time when there aren't bike lanes. I feel for you.

Squidboy Snarkapottamus
11/13/14 7:24 am

>99% of drivers are courteous and safe. It's the random insecure mouth breather who likes to bully cyclists who scare me.....and teenage girls with their phone in their hand. My heads always on a swivel. There were 4 cycling fatalities in OR in

Squidboy Snarkapottamus
11/13/14 7:24 am

August. Each one was ran over from behind by a careless driver.

screename1 Washington State
11/13/14 12:54 pm

Ugggg...one of my boys is out there on his bike training to join a professional racing team. He's been hit once already. I am not a fan of him being on the roads, but he's an adult, so it's not my choice!

TheCameron UCF
11/12/14 9:49 pm

I don't know them personally to decide what view I have of them, but I do know how to drive so I don't injury them it's not a big deal to drive around them.

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TexasLonghorn Dallas, Texas
11/12/14 9:33 pm

Unless they aren't using the bike lane, no. They aren't using gas and are exercising, I have a positive view of them.

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political Georgia
11/12/14 9:35 pm

On the roads I travel, there are no bike lane. So, it is annoying to have to avoid bikers.

chickencookie It really is
11/12/14 9:32 pm

There are a lot of riders here but overwhelmingly they are careful. It could be because they are mindful of the kids. Now NYC is another story. Run for your life.

political Georgia
11/12/14 9:33 pm

I hate it when bike riders ride on a road where the speed limit is 55 MPH, and the roads are curvy.

chickencookie It really is
11/12/14 9:47 pm

Oh that would make me nervous too. You mean regular bikes correct? We tend to get regular bikes in neighborhood area 30 mph. On the main road we get the motor bikes and its 55mph there

political Georgia
11/12/14 9:53 pm

I mean a regular bike not a motorcycle. :)

GubraLagima Tramp 2016
11/12/14 9:25 pm

Amish people around here walk, bike, and drive their buggies wherever they want on the road. They're a menace.

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political Georgia
11/12/14 9:26 pm

I hear they cook good though.

GubraLagima Tramp 2016
11/12/14 9:29 pm

Yeah, but I don't think that's a fair trade

political Georgia
11/12/14 9:21 pm

It's dangerous for the biker and motorists.