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[Hey, You!] A brush with a bipedal flash mob

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You were the pack of about 20 or so cyclists riding north on Red Hill Avenue in Costa Mesa. I was attempting to exit a gas station at a busy intersection after a courteous motorist waved me in front of him. No doubt you saw me as you approached from blocks away. As I attempted to merge, all of you cut in front of me, dashing selfishly for the intersection. One of you even had the nerve to glare at me as you passed. I get it: Cyclists demand equal rights, even when sharing the road with vehicles several thousand pounds heavier. It wouldn't be so bad if you didn't also demand special consideration.

 
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momentum
momentum

A clueless motorist who waves you into traffic without bothering to look at whoever else is on the road (and has the right of way) doesn't absolve you of the responsibility to look for yourself. If you kill somebody or get yourself killed in the process it's still your fault.

Sputnik
Sputnik

I used to ride to work and keep as far right to the sidewalk as possible. I obeyed all traffic laws as required. That still didn't stop the car drivers from deliberately speeding up to turn right in front of me forcing me to lay the bike down and suffer physical damage short of striking the car and ending up under the vehicle. So, the saw cuts both ways. LA and Orange County were not meant to be bike friendly like it or not. But, that doesn't mean there should be an end to common courtesy or common sense.

No numb sensation
No numb sensation

Why anyone would ride a bicycle and expose themselves to crotch numbness I don't know. But, having numb nuts is not something I'm fond of, so no bike riding for me.

Bill T.
Bill T.

If they were blocks away how were they able to get in front of you? From your description it sounds like you violated their right-of-way. I see bicyclists violate rules of the road all the time, that's no excuse for me to.

Prawda
Prawda

Fuck the bicyclists , i am so sick and tired of their whiney asses complaining about the cars. Stay away from me fucker or get the door opening treatment. Like it or not you loose. One piece of shit changed his tire on Jamboree last week and left the old tire on the ground. Get ready for some bicycle bowling!!!

 
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