Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012
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Do Bicyclists Deserve Sympathy?

"Why are bicyclists portrayed as inhuman creatures unworthy of sympathy, dismissing an incredibly diverse world of practice (bicycling) because of the stupid behavior of a few jerks?"

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deepomega (#1,720)

"Nope."

LesFleursDuMal (#233,864)

We don't want your sympathy. We want iZombies to not walk out into the bike lane mid block. We want more of these aforementioned bike lanes. We want other cyclists to salmon. We want delivery bicyclists to NOT ride on the sidewalk. We want to get to work without getting flustered . . .

LesFleursDuMal (#233,864)

@LesFleursDuMal *NOT salmon, that is.

myfanwy (#1,124)

Sure, why the hell not.

Ghost Fart@twitter (#232,902)

Roads were made for cars, not bikes. Plus, there is something inherently ridiculous about an adult riding a bike. It's a kids a toy.

Ledrew (#654)

@Ghost Fart@twitter I like a the way you a put that.

lbf (#2,343)

@Ghost Fart@twitter congratulations, you ate every fat dumb columnist in America. I hope that was awesome sarcasm I didn't catch.

Ghost Fart@twitter (#232,902)

@lbf Oh, I'm serious. Roads were made for cars and you do look ridiculous.

lbf (#2,343)

@Ghost Fart@twitter awesome

whizz_dumb (#10,650)

@Ghost Fart@twitter Nuh uhhh, you look ridiculous! I'm not playing anymore, I'm going home. There's nothing childish going on here.

Backslider (#819)

@Ghost Fart@twitter Paved roads were originally made for bikes. http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/bike-blog/2011/aug/15/cyclists-paved-way-for-roads

You're welcome fatty.

brianvan (#149)

@Ghost Fart@twitter You do know that, as Backslider mentions, streets were originally paved for bicycles, and that bicycles were highly present on streets before cars were invented? You do know that today's modern roads, except for designated freeways, were designed for shared use of bicycles and vehicles? You do know that they make adult bikes that are highly engineered for adult use and cost about as much as a used car?

Ehhh, you seem not to know much.

@brianvan Did these urban planners and civic engineers forget to make any rules for said roads? Because I have yet to see a cyclist stop at a stop sign, ever, anywhere.

Jared (#1,227)

@kitten_witawip I have yet to see hysterical exaggeration on the internet, ever, anywhere.

TableNine (#1,104)

@Backslider Paved roads were originally made for Roman legions. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_roads

You're welcome, biketard.

Rollo (#3,202)

@TableNine Yeah – Roman bicycle legions. Duh!

TableNine (#1,104)

@Rollo Veni Vidi Fixie

@Jared I wish I were hysterically exaggerating.

Antennapedia (#161,290)

@kitten_witawip You are not at all hysterically exaggerating. Bloomington, Indiana. I live there. It is a paradise of multiuse pathways, sustainability, and cyclists who must burst into flames should they do more than slow slightly at stop signs.

No hyperbole, I have lived here 10 years, I have never ONCE seen a cyclist ACTUALLY stop at a stop sign. I HAVE had one slide up alongside my car, not stop at the stop sign, and smash into the passenger side of my car when I was turning right (after stopping at said stop sign.) CYCLIST. HIT MY CAR. THEN GOT MAD AT ME.

Seriously, I want to bike more, but I'm worried there's something about it that will make me dumb.

queensissy (#1,783)

Well, this comment thread is certainly helping things…

Senor_Wences (#2,234)

I dislike both motorists and bicyclists, but at least motorists don't haul their stupid cars onto the subway with them. Look, you brought out your damn bike, ride it up top, on the street. You made your damn bike bed, freaking ride it. The subway is not for you. Pick one. You don't get to do both. Don't be all carrying your stupid bike up the stairs in front of me, with your damn dirty tire all in my face. Be a pedestrian, like decent people. Bicyclists on the subway should be ashamed of themselves, and then be jailed.

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