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<p>Yesterday I watched a bike courier pop out of traffic and start belting it down the wrong side of the road.  Just then, another courier roared thorugh the intersection on a red light on the wrong side of the road and turned onto the street as the other courier.  They meet in a head on collision at high speed.  Both yelled as the the roadway was filled with bike and bodies.  They both stood up and grabbed their bikes.  The front tires on both were bent at 90 degree angles. I couldn't help but think some type of justice was served.</p>
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<p>I know...I'm going to hell.  But I'm sure hell is filled with bike couriers.</p>
 

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<p>Bike Couriers are the city's worst traffic nuisance and most arrogant road hogs second only to bus and street car drivers.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Horrible Peanut</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/70362/was-it-wrong-of-me-to-enjoy-this#post_1949508"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-right:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-bottom:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Bike Couriers are the city's worst traffic nuisance and most arrogant road hogs second only to bus and street car drivers.</p>
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Apparently, one of your mayoral candidates see <em>marathoners</em> as the biggest nuisance</p>
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<p><strong><a href="http://www.680news.com/news/local/article/106951--ford-wants-marathons-taken-off-streets-and-moved-to-parks" target="_blank">Ford wants marathons taken off streets and moved to parks</a></strong><br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>torque</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/70362/was-it-wrong-of-me-to-enjoy-this#post_1949465"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-right:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-bottom:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Yesterday I watched a bike courier pop out of traffic and start belting it down the wrong side of the road.  Just then, another courier roared thorugh the intersection on a red light on the wrong side of the road and turned onto the street as the other courier. </p>
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What do you mean "Wrong side of the road?" Where they going against traffic [AKA "salmoning"], or were they outside of the bike lane [if there was one]???</p>
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<p>Sometimes being IN the bike lane is less safe than out in the traffic</p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Mrtambalynman</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/70362/was-it-wrong-of-me-to-enjoy-this#post_1949561"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-right:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-bottom:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>___________ give the rest of us cyclists a bad name!  I loathe them. </p>
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<p>Pick one ... <em>maybe</em> two [cyclists ain't the most inclusive bunch, being pretty derisive of our own sub-cultures]</p>
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o Roadies</p>
<p>o Tri-Geeks</p>
<p>o Commuters</p>
<p>o Recumbents</p>
<p>o MTBers</p>
<p>o BMXers</p>
<p>o Couriers / Hipsters</p>
<p>o Tall-bikers / Freak Bikers</p>
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<p>I love any cyclist who doesn't get in my way. <br><br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>RandMart</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/70362/was-it-wrong-of-me-to-enjoy-this#post_1949601"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-right:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-bottom:0px solid;"></a><br><br><br><br><p> </p>
<p>Pick one ... <em>maybe</em> two [cyclists ain't the most inclusive bunch, being pretty derisive of our own sub-cultures]</p>
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o Roadies</p>
<p>o Tri-Geeks</p>
<p>o Commuters</p>
<p>o Recumbents</p>
<p>o MTBers</p>
<p>o BMXers</p>
<p>o Couriers / Hipsters</p>
<p>o Tall-bikers / Freak Bikers</p>
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<p>From someone who once locked them up going through a green light at an intersection in order to avoid plowing into a courier going through that intersection in the wrong direction on a one way street and then being given the finger and yelled at by said courier, you were right to enjoy that.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Mrtambalynman</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/70362/was-it-wrong-of-me-to-enjoy-this#post_1949641"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-right:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-bottom:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I love any cyclist who doesn't get in my way. <br>
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I <em>hope</em> you don't subscribe to the <a href="http://www.thewashcycle.com/2010/03/tony-kornheiser-allegedly-condones-running-down-cyclists.html" target="_blank">Tony Kornheiser Method of Cyclist Management</a> = "run 'em down"</p>
 

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<p><span>Quote:</span></p>
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I <em>hope</em> you don't subscribe to the <a href="http://www.thewashcycle.com/2010/03/tony-kornheiser-allegedly-condones-running-down-cyclists.html" target="_blank">Tony Kornheiser Method of Cyclist Management</a> = "run 'em down"</div>
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That's a huge leap from this:</p>
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<p><em>I love any cyclist who doesn't get in my way.</em></p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>RandMart</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/70362/was-it-wrong-of-me-to-enjoy-this#post_1949684"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-right:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-bottom:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p> "run 'em down"</p>
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<p>Why not?<br><br>
If they can't be bothered follow the laws of the road, then why should I?  I'm not going to slam on my brakes and get rear-ended, or swerve and hit another car or pedestrian for these assholes.</p>
 

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<p>So a few years back I was walking on a sidewalk in Montreal when a bike courrier narrowly misses me as I turn a corner - while on the sidewalk.  He beaks off at me, gives me the finger and while still driving down the road looks over his shoulder at me hurling insults.  He hits a truck parked in the road.  Smack.  I had tried to tell him to watch out, but I think he meant his near hit of me.  Oh well.</p>
 

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<p>A pedestrian was killed by a bicycle rider in Phila last year.  On the sidewalk.  Hit and run.  They never caught the guy.</p>
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<p>Another was hit a few weeks later.  That person survived, but fled the scene.</p>
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<p>Dude, I'm a cyclist.  <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/confused.gif" style="width:16px;height:21px;" title=""><br><br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>RandMart</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/70362/was-it-wrong-of-me-to-enjoy-this#post_1949684"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-right:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-bottom:0px solid;"></a><br><br><br><br><p><br><br>
I <em>hope</em> you don't subscribe to the <a href="http://www.thewashcycle.com/2010/03/tony-kornheiser-allegedly-condones-running-down-cyclists.html" target="_blank">Tony Kornheiser Method of Cyclist Management</a> = "run 'em down"</p>
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<p>Oh, and FWIW we had a cyclist killed by a pedestrian on a local bike route a year or so ago. <br><br>
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<p>So either the big fat dude has no idea how far a marathon is or you Canadians have some big ass parks!<br><br>
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Apparently, one of your mayoral candidates see <em>marathoners</em> as the biggest nuisance</p>
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<p><strong><a href="http://www.680news.com/news/local/article/106951--ford-wants-marathons-taken-off-streets-and-moved-to-parks" target="_blank">Ford wants marathons taken off streets and moved to parks</a></strong><br>
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<p>I think the delivery guys around here are worse.</p>
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<p>Before you cross the street look left to ensure traffic has stopped, then right to avoid the illegal immigrant cycling the wrong way down the street, through a red light, with no lights on his bike and a carrier bag full of hot food.</p>
 
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