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I get annoyed at cyclist who seem to think that their bikes give them free access to the front of the line at red lights, and I purposely move to block them when I see them trying to illegally pass. Hope one hits me one day so I can get some insurance money out of them, and it'd serve 'em right.

Why would you do that? Chances are that you will just get your car scratched for nothing.
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post #42 of 78
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Was that directed at me? I ride on sidewalks lol. I rarely ride on bike lanes unless I'm forced too. smile.gif

Riding on sidewalks is not only illegal for adults, but also extremely dangerous as it puts you out of drivers' vision. Kinda explains why you got lovetapped by a car this morning.
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I get annoyed at cyclist who seem to think that their bikes give them free access to the front of the line at red lights, and I purposely move to block them when I see them trying to illegally pass. Hope one hits me one day so I can get some insurance money out of them, and it'd serve 'em right.

1. It's not illegal. It's actually something cyclists are told to do because it puts them in a safer road position. Unless the US is different, but I remember reading that motorbike filtering was legal over there, so I can't see why it'd be different for cyclists.

2. Cyclists are quicker off the mark than you in your car, unless you are in a street race, so they won't slow you down by doing this at all unless they pull out and block you.

3. You move over to block a cyclist and they hit you because of it? You lose that battle in court. You lose that battle 9 times outta 10. Also, if the cyclist decides to just cycle away from you, you're getting a dent, a scratch and no compensation, because there's no way you're catching them. At least, a half-decent cyclist anyway tongue.gif.
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Was that directed at me? I ride on sidewalks lol. I rarely ride on bike lanes unless I'm forced too. smile.gif

I thank you for that, sir. Honestly.
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Was that directed at me? I ride on sidewalks lol. I rarely ride on bike lanes unless I'm forced too. smile.gif


No, just adding to it.
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Tron cycle?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1im1to-alnw&feature=related biggrin.gif
cheaper alternative for the wheel light
http://www.visiblebiker.com/

This is why we ride thumb.gif EastBayBikeParty!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIzchpVXARs&list=UUVEAjWii84v81gPhudxHx0w&index=3&feature=plcp

Hahaha! One day, all bicycles will be illuminated.
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Obviously there are differing opinions here. IF drivers drove more cautiously where I love, I would love to cycle on streets. They provide a much smoother ride. Unfortunately that's not the case and I'd take a love tap from a driver doing a California stop than getting hit at 15-45mph. My 2cents.

However, what REALLY bugs me is when people don't slow down when a school zone is in effect or when they ride up my ass because I'm doing exactly mph the zone calls for.
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1. It's not illegal. It's actually something cyclists are told to do because it puts them in a safer road position. Unless the US is different, but I remember reading that motorbike filtering was legal over there, so I can't see why it'd be different for cyclists.

In Canada and the US (except Calif.) it is illegal for motorcyclists to "lane split" or filter. There usually isn't anything written pertaining to cyclists doing it, so it is questionably legal. Some cities or states may have state or by-laws that forbid it, I know that Vancouver says nothing about cyclists lane splitting.

I agree that it is a lot safer - sitting on a bike at the back of a que of traffic is a good way to get rear ended. I will do it if I know that the traffic is not going to move any time soon, but I tend to do so very slowly, watch for lane changes or doors opening and also watch for people who think they are the police trying to block me rolleyes.gif

I will never go inside a car waiting to turn right at the lights; as we are able to turn right at red over here that is tempting fate.
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1. It's not illegal. It's actually something cyclists are told to do because it puts them in a safer road position. Unless the US is different, but I remember reading that motorbike filtering was legal over there, so I can't see why it'd be different for cyclists.
2. Cyclists are quicker off the mark than you in your car, unless you are in a street race, so they won't slow you down by doing this at all unless they pull out and block you.
3. You move over to block a cyclist and they hit you because of it? You lose that battle in court. You lose that battle 9 times outta 10. Also, if the cyclist decides to just cycle away from you, you're getting a dent, a scratch and no compensation, because there's no way you're catching them. At least, a half-decent cyclist anyway tongue.gif.

1. I ride a motorcycle.

2. There is no bike lane where it happens the most, so they're passing illegally if they are truly a road vehicle.
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When I rode alot, I will go to the front and to the right. Are people just sitting at the front blocking the cars or something? That's asking for trouble from a 2 ton object.
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