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      CommentAuthor0x000000
    • CommentTimeMar 28th 2008
     
    ^^^ that's brutal.what does he commute to clowntown on that thing
    • CommentAuthorjohnderson
    • CommentTimeMar 28th 2008
     
    How does that even happen!

    At first, i didn't even notice the squirrel, and thought the broken fork was due to the car in the background. I bet you (or whoever did that) felt baaaaad.
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      CommentAuthorMorgie
    • CommentTimeMar 28th 2008
     
    that was a pretty decent wheelset too..
    • CommentAuthorHowardR
    • CommentTimeMar 29th 2008
     
    On the topic of hitting non-peds, A few years ago I was flying down Moody st in Waltham on my roadie bike and I saw a really fat black cat ready to pounce on the other side of the street. As I tried to slow down he pounced in between my wheels and sent me flying. Luckily my clip-less pedals worked like a charm and I was wearing a helmet and backpack, so I went flying into a roll. I only scraped up my elbow, and thank god there was no car behind me. As I was laying on the ground, no fucking person came up to help me, except one guy yelled from his car "you saw that was a black cat right?"
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    Uh oh, Howie... Bad luck, bro.Jockin' Mike D. to my dismay!
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      CommentAuthorrobotosan
    • CommentTimeJun 5th 2009
     
    next time i run someone over... I think im going to get off my bike and do that hammer dance.
    • CommentAuthorRMM
    • CommentTimeJul 26th 2009 edited
     
    I have found that the solution to stupid pedestrians is a bell. For some reason, if you have a cute sounding bell and you ring it preemptively, people smile as they don't step in front of you.
    Lacking a bell, pretending that you are on the track and firmly and crisply barking "Stick" or "Stay", with or without pointing directly at the sheep will usually startle the ped into freezing. I seriously pretend that I am addressing a dog. This usually doesn't endear the pedestrians to me as a cyclist, but it prevents accidents.
    If you absolutely have to hit the person, a direct hit will usually injure you less than a glancing blow. Though you are saving injury to yourself by hitting the ped harder, which has its own ethical dilemmas that I will allow you to work out on your own.http://euphoriabeforetotalimplosion.blogspot.com/
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    When I got doored, the woman looked at me, and the first thing she said was "don't you have a bell?"

    I would rather the peds keep moving than stand still. I plan on them being in a certain place when I ride by, and when they stop, it throws a wrench into the whole process.Girls on bikes really turn my crank
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      CommentAuthorMungoRocks
    • CommentTimeJul 26th 2009
     
    good thing this got bumped with all that useful information!
    i try to ride shirtless and screaming as much as possible. that usually keeps peds and cars away.dongpincher 1000
    • CommentAuthorunit
    • CommentTimeJul 27th 2009
     
    I was thinking of rigging up an air horn to my bike, one of thoes tiny hand held ones
    • CommentAuthorPugatch
    • CommentTimeJul 27th 2009
     
    theres an angry lady on a hybrid who rides through harvard sq alot and she uses a gym teacher style whistle, it got my attention when i was walking in an intersectionThink of bicycles as rideable art that can just about save the world
    • CommentAuthorben
    • CommentTimeJul 27th 2009
     
    Unit:I was thinking of rigging up an air horn to my bike, one of thoes tiny hand held ones


    Pre-rigged, though not so tinyI have DTF pants. They're crotchless. -surprisefries
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    Pugatch:theres an angry lady on a hybrid who rides through harvard sq alot and she uses a gym teacher style whistle, it got my attention when i was walking in an intersection



    bahhahahhahah
    i just pictured a stereotypical gym teacher lady doing that :)YO NOT EVERYBODY GOES TO EAR SCHOOL OK
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    i t-boned a kid on a bike.

    i jumped a box jump at the skatepark and as i landed a kid rushed in front of me and boooooom!
    bent his bike in half and knocked myself out for a sec...

    all he got was a little road rash... he left his bike and rollerbladed home... kids are weird.

    i felt bad but then i realized he wasnt hurt and got pissed cause i was all jacked up.

    close enough.