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PEDALING AROUND OUR NEIGHBORHOOD

Kayak Jack

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Aug 26, 2003
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#21
Yes, I see the same things. The other side of the coin is arrogant bikers. They stray out of the single lane, double and triple width, intentionally and dusrespectively block traffic, and make horses kadadies of themselves. This summer, a few of them were hit and killed around here, and I say, "Good riddance!" Maybe others will reconsider such behavior.

Law enforcement here, maybe other locales too, has generally turned a blind eye towards these hazardous people. No responsible parent would ever encourage their kids to tide in such manners.
 

oldsparkey

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Aug 25, 2003
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Yes, I see the same things. The other side of the coin is arrogant bikers. They stray out of the single lane, double and triple width, intentionally and dusrespectively block traffic, and make horses kadadies of themselves.
We have them down here acting the same way. Arrogance , idiocy , lack of respect , self importance and in general just being rude has no boundary's.
I always wounder when watching a large group , what would happen if the lead rider's would take a tumble. Would it be like a round of Pick up Sticks for the EMT'S when everyone finally stops , how high would they pile up?

Sometimes you can find strings of them up to 1/4 mile long and enough riders you can not count all of them. They take up a complete lane blocking and slowing traffic. God help you if you want to go somewhere and a large bike rally is in place.

A normal group is between 15 to 40 and the smaller groups tend to ride single file.