Bicyclists

Bike 

This will probably make a few folks upset if they Bike however I am sure many other posts on here make people mad so, what the heck!

 My problem is not people who ride bikes.  Not at all.  It’s with people who ride bikes and do the following:

  • They don’t obey the laws of the road.  I can’t tell you how often I have seen them blow thru stop signs or slow down then go thru red lights.  If they want us to share the road, then obey the same laws we do.
  • They ride in these huge packs of 20 or 30 others.  They don’t ride single file either but just in a huge long clump.  On a two lane road they end up backing traffic up for miles.
  • They ride single file but in the middle of the lane and, again, on a two lane highway they back up traffic for miles.
  • When they do stop for a light, they don’t stop behind the last car but they edge their way up to the front of the line.

Listen, I used to bike as well.  Don’t see anything wrong with it.   I did however always stay to the side of the road, stopped for red lights and didn’t try to own the road. 

I would love to see states begin to license bikes.  If they are given the full rights of the road, then make them pay for a license as car owners do.  Also, that way, it would be much easier to report the idiots out there.

Anyway, I vote for a moratorium of 3 years for bikes on main roads.  They must stick to neighborhoods or roads with bike trails.  That will be enough time for more states to adopt better bike laws.

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One Response to “Bicyclists”

  1. newhoosier Says:

    I couldn’t agree more…

    I don’t currently bike, but know a couple who do on a regular basis. They follow the law to a T, always ride single-file, have completed multiple 100+ mile rides and still get drinks thrown on them and otherwise harassed.

    They were even hit at 55mph by a lady who wasn’t paying attention. Think about the people who don’t survive CAR crashes at 55mph. They were on their bikes.

    It’s sad that it has to get ruined for everyone, but you’re 100% right–either ride correctly or buy an exercise bike.

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