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Rear Tire Clipper

Malvern, PA

#1 Jul 19, 2010
I don't know about all of you but it drives me nuts when people bicycle on busy roads at rush hour. They get in the way of traffic quite often & should be written up for being a road hazzard if they're causing unsafe driving conditions or situations..
Local Yocal

United States

#2 Jul 19, 2010
Yes it does..The worst part.... motor vehicles are laws are on their side.
Local Yocal

United States

#3 Jul 19, 2010
Wanna know another..joggers/bikers in West Chester Borough, running in the street, 3 wide against traffic, where there are sidewalks. They stay 3 wide between me and the parked cars.
Rear Tire Clipper

Malvern, PA

#4 Jul 19, 2010
I'm with you local, if we have to put up with them (bicycles anyway) on the roads they should have to pay for insurance or atleast a registration fee of some sort for the bicycles that are used on the pa roads, I thought "fast Eddie" would have figured out a tax for them too by now,considering he looks at us tax payers as dollar signs , not as voters.. but that's another tangent
Either way I agree with you local yocal
Bob

Philadelphia, PA

#5 Jul 19, 2010
I got hit in my car by a bicycle, going against traffic, and wrong way on the bicycle lane (arrow pointing the other way) I got no traffic citation, that police said I could file charges against biker, but my insurance still paid out $50K claim.
Local Yocal

United States

#6 Jul 20, 2010
Hmmmm... I wonder... If I stop in my lane and wing'em with the door...Is that the same has hitting them while moving?
partier

Little Rock, AR

#7 Jul 23, 2010
D M doesn't ride no bike
Hatchet Wound

Malvern, PA

#8 Aug 5, 2010
D M doesn't need chairs either...
Anonymous

Phoenixville, PA

#9 Oct 9, 2010
I hate when they're in the road where there is a sidewalk!

“People smell funny.”

Since: Nov 07

East Vincent, PA

#10 Oct 9, 2010
Anonymous wrote:
I hate when they're in the road where there is a sidewalk!
As far as I know, a bicycle is considered a vehicle. As such, they may not be legal to drive on the sidewalks.
AROD

Wayne, PA

#11 Oct 10, 2010
Mandapants wrote:
<quoted text>
As far as I know, a bicycle is considered a vehicle. As such, they may not be legal to drive on the sidewalks.
I think you're right. I know it is that way in other states, and believe it is the same in PA. I don't see any cop citing them, however, for riding on the sidewalk instead of the road- unless the sidewalk was packed with people and it was a hazard.

I just hate when cyclists ride on the road and think they own it. If you're gonna ride your bike on the road, stay towards the right shoulder. You can't keep up with the speed limit, and only slow cars down at put yourself at risk.

“People smell funny.”

Since: Nov 07

East Vincent, PA

#12 Oct 10, 2010
Hmm..looking up the PA code, it IS legal for bicycles to ride on sidewalks, however, they MUST yield to pedestrians and use audible signals when overtaking walkers.

I know there are certain municipalities (Allentown, for one) that strictly outlaw bikes on sidewalks at all, yet cops rarely cite the bikers.

All the same, AROD, I agree with your sentiments all around. I understand the need to go green or whatever the rationale behind biking is, but that is no reason to put yourself and others at risk. Either go the posted speed limit or stay off to the shoulder; those "share the road" signs are a reminder to bikers, as well.
cherry wood

Little Rock, AR

#13 Nov 19, 2010
Why do bicyclist have to wear stupid uniforms when they ride
realistic

Pottstown, PA

#14 Mar 24, 2011
cherry wood wrote:
Why do bicyclist have to wear stupid uniforms when they ride
I don't know but it's soon going to be time again to put one under the tire
endo

Norristown, PA

#15 Mar 25, 2011
Just juding by most comments against the roadies I'm guessing most people who hate them don't get why they do it, but furthermore prob can't see their feet either. Let's get one thing straight- there ARE rules that bikers must follow similar to operating a car & that includes handsignals, stopping at stop signs, & obeying all traffic laws. Bikelanes are created to keep the bikers safe during their city commutes but the average person in their cars is too busy texting, talking, & eating that breakfast burrito to notice they're IN the bike lanes. As far as sidewalks goes- the ordinance on allowing riders to use them depends greatly on the area. For example, Philly does not allow sidewalks for that use. SO be careful what you wish for when you ask for sidewalk use & you're suddenly slammed by a biker doing 25mph trying to weave past the other people the sidewalk.
endo

Norristown, PA

#16 Mar 25, 2011
Cherrywood- as far as those silly uniforms goes, it's not so much a look but function. I'm guessing you've never had an article of clothing snag a handlebar, seatpost, or other part of a bike. Now, from the other side of the coin some people may ask why do those silly people stick racing car numbers on their cars & wear those Lowe's jackets when they don't race? hhmm...
endo

Norristown, PA

#17 Mar 25, 2011
NOW don't get me wrong..there's an arguement to the original post to this. MOST roadies don't know they should "single up" on busy streets b/c they either have never been told to do so by their cycling club OR they're just know they have just as much rights to the pavement as you. The difference? They're not spending $150/wk on gas when they're commuting to work. Am I a cyclist? Yep. Do I own multiple cars? Yep. But do I choose to commute to stave off road rage? Yep. Now if some of you actually got offline & off the couch & did something physically active like cycling you'd get it too.

“People smell funny.”

Since: Nov 07

East Vincent, PA

#18 Mar 25, 2011
endo wrote:
Let's get one thing straight- there ARE rules that bikers must follow similar to operating a car & that includes handsignals, stopping at stop signs, & obeying all traffic laws.
I can't speak for everyone else, but the problem I, as a "roadie", have with bikers is that while there are rules that they "must" follow, seldom have I seen that consideration, especially when they're in a small pack. There's a group that drives on Pothouse Road in Phoenixville that has absolutely no regard for cars, another on Yellow Springs in Great Valley/Malvern, and another on Swedesford in Great Valley/Malvern.

I understand biking is therapeutic, especially after a long day's work. But biking in a pack of four to six, taking up half of the road, in the dark, wearing non-reflective clothing is absolutely irresponsible, and frankly, a bit suicidal. I'm not sure if this is the same group noted in all three locations above or if it's multiple groups, but they are giving all bikers a bad name. THESE are the groups people complain about, not so much the individual cyclists that respect the road and the big deathtraps they share it with.

I know all "roadies" don't necessarily follow all directions to the T, but when you have a big fiberglass and metal machine versus little ol' you on a bike, it would make sense to protect yourself against cars and not purposely put yourself in harm's way. Following the rules of the road - for both cars and cyclists - and a little courtesy would go a long way to help.

“People smell funny.”

Since: Nov 07

East Vincent, PA

#19 Mar 25, 2011
Oh.. I totally mistook your calling road cyclists "roadies" for calling car drivers "roadies" - my sincere apologies.

This is what I get for not reading closely the first time around :-/
frank

United States

#20 Mar 25, 2011
Take the seat off and ride i bet you'll like with yur stupid clothes.

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