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Old 01-02-2014, 04:21 PM   #25921
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A slow vehicle blocking a lane won't cause an accident.
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He's right; an accident is due to uncontrollable circumstances. The slow moving vehicle may cause a wreck, but I would not call it an accident.
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Old 01-02-2014, 04:23 PM   #25922
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He's right; an accident is due to uncontrollable circumstances. The slow moving vehicle may cause a wreck, but I would not call it an accident.
Ok, semantics.

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Old 01-02-2014, 04:35 PM   #25923
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He's right; an accident is due to uncontrollable circumstances. The slow moving vehicle may cause a wreck, but I would not call it an accident.
WOW ! Right over his head.
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Old 01-02-2014, 04:57 PM   #25924
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He's right; an accident is due to uncontrollable circumstances. The slow moving vehicle may cause a wreck, but I would not call it an accident.
The slow moving vehicle will not cause a crash.The that cannot complete a proper pass is the person that causes the crash.
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Old 01-02-2014, 05:04 PM   #25925
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Old 01-02-2014, 05:46 PM   #25926
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The slow moving vehicle will not cause a crash.The that cannot complete a proper pass is the person that causes the crash.
It is situational.

I agree with you if the car just came up and couldn't pass. How ever if the cyclist don't allow faster traffic to pass when they can, they then do share some responsibility in the danger that they created because they have increase the tensions by not sharing the road. This of course doesn't excuse the driver(s) responsibility, it just means that they are not the sweet innocent angles they think they are.
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Old 01-02-2014, 05:48 PM   #25927
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And a license plate with #'s.
Do you know how heavy those license plates are with the hardware? I didn't spend $200.00 dollars on my new light Shimano Ultegra SPD pedals on my awesome Huffy, just so the gove'mint can tack on more weight on my freedoms. Amuh'rica! FFS!
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Old 01-02-2014, 05:50 PM   #25928
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This is pretty much the picture around here, Narrow curvy roads with folks peddling along side by side at 10% the speed limit. Come up behind them and lo and behold, they are all deaf, or dumb because they rarely react to the sound of a engine coming up behind them. I think It's time these folks start carrying insurance for the accidents they cause.
Seriously, if you can't get your motorcycle around them without adding less than 2 seconds to your life it's time to turn in your motorcycle license. Show me the stats where bicycles cause any accidents in by being in the lane. My understanding is that if you rear end slow moving traffic it's your fault for going to fast for the conditions. As far as them being dumb and inconsiderate if they don't react to traffic behind them, you're right, they're dumb and inconsiderate. Just like the vast majority of the traffic out there...
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Old 01-02-2014, 05:56 PM   #25929
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This is pretty much the picture around here, Narrow curvy roads with folks peddling along side by side at 10% the speed limit. Come up behind them and lo and behold, they are all deaf, or dumb because they rarely react to the sound of a engine coming up behind them. I think It's time these folks start carrying insurance for the accidents they cause.
If we all put right side aimed window washers filled with PEE on our bikes and douse the offenders , they'll either figure it out or smell all the time.
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Old 01-02-2014, 05:59 PM   #25930
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Ooooh! Big, bad joe! Take it to the track or go to jail.
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Old 01-02-2014, 06:07 PM   #25931
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If we all put right side aimed window washers filled with PEE on our bikes and douse the offenders , they'll either figure it out or smell all the time.
Uhhh, that is assault. With a biohazard involved it could be with a deadly weapon. All because someone on a bicycle in spandx held you up a few seconds.

Besides, those babes look mighty fine to follow. Why get in a hurry, the curves will still be there.

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Old 01-02-2014, 06:09 PM   #25932
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If we all put right side aimed window washers filled with PEE on our bikes and douse the offenders , they'll either figure it out or smell all the time.
I was going to comment on this and then I considered the source of the automated golden shower commentaries. The boy has some unique fantasies. Come to JM, they'll like you!
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Old 01-02-2014, 06:57 PM   #25933
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It is situational.

I agree with you if the car just came up and couldn't pass. How ever if the cyclist don't allow faster traffic to pass when they can, they then do share some responsibility in the danger that they created because they have increase the tensions by not sharing the road. This of course doesn't excuse the driver(s) responsibility, it just means that they are not the sweet innocent angles they think they are.
I've been behind bicyclists and other slower moving vehicles on the Dragon and other narrow roads and just wait for the proper place and then pass them.
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Old 01-02-2014, 07:44 PM   #25934
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The slow moving vehicle will not cause a crash.The that cannot complete a proper pass is the person that causes the crash.
Moving 5mph in a blind corner two abreast in a 35mph zone the bike sure as shit can "cause" an accident. The motorized vehicle has an expectation that other road users are going near the speed limit. Otherwise there would be no one going past 10mph on a curvy road.

That might be OK for some poor drivers, riders, but it is unrealistic to expect everyone to move at the speed of a bicycle. Were the bikes single file and near the outer edge a reasonable driver/rider could easily and safely pass.

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Old 01-02-2014, 07:45 PM   #25935
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I've been behind bicyclists and other slower moving vehicles on the Dragon and other narrow roads and just wait for the proper place and then pass them.

I've been behind Harleys and slower moving cages on other narrow roads whilst on my bicycle and just wait for the proper place and then pass them.

Can we get back to Dragon fail pix?
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