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Old 11-07-2012, 03:15 PM   #1
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Seriously? AGAIN with the horn-blowing motorists

Another cyclist harassed by an a$$ motorist with more horn than brains. This time, the cyclist got bumped. Fortunately, only his bike was pulled under the vehicle.

http://303cycling.com/cyclist-hit-in-deer-creek-canyon

More fodder for rear-facing video cameras, IMHO. The pics really make this story - the incident happened during a club ride, so plenty of backup and witnesses. Their cameras were busy.

For anyone who's interested, Deer Creek Canyon is visually incredible, but not cycling-friendly. No paved shoulder, 2 lanes, lots of traffic. Supposed to be 35 for the limit. If it's enforced, I've never seen it.

Lots of cyclists use the road, and there are regular problems with road-sharing. A while back, someone reportedly scattered roofing nails along the unpaved shoulders, causing huge flat problems for cyclists and motorists alike, but mostly cyclists. Accidents and assaults are also not unheard-of



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Old 11-07-2012, 04:19 PM   #2
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I've found those that are heavy on the horn are usually more dangerous than the silent types, since I think those that lay on the horn show that they are aggressive, just MHO.

That being said, I've had a few people stop honking when they pull up next to me at the light and I say loud enough for them to hear me "Horn blows, how about the driver?"


I always make sure I have plenty of room to escape should it be needed.

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Old 11-13-2012, 06:33 PM   #6
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I think people who hate bikes are usually workaholics who hate their own lives, or overweight/unfit and jealous that someone is getting some tree-watching time. I hope the driver is jailed for the serious charges he deserves.

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Old 11-13-2012, 11:33 PM   #7
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Unbelievable - But sadly, you can't fix stupid.

This is why I bike in very friendly areas and watch my back big time. I did have one instance in the summer when a young female driver in a hurry cut me off short. If I had not been on my toes that day, she would have clipped the front wheel.

Hopefully the biker in this story makes a quick recovery w/ no lasting injuries. Throw the book at the driver, I say.

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Ah, but sometimes road rage idiots get what they deserve.

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Oh, to have been there to see the look on the road-rager's face! He's darned lucky the officer decided to be nice.
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Yeah, she should have arrested him on the spot. He should at least have to go cool his jets for a day.



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