*middle of the road
-is this bike path
@Juggy, *biker on road in general
- is this an a$$hole?
@Juggy, also applies to longboarders.
@Juggy, *riding 3 across
-is this single file?
I hate cyclists.... if you are on the road, you are a vehicle and you have to stop at stop signs and yield to the right of way. If you are on the sidewalk, you are a pedestrian and you have the right of way. Cyclists in my city ride the road and just go wherever they want.
@TheDoctorsTARDIS, I tried to ride my bike into town since it was warm and I didn‘t want to struggle finding a parking spot.
Got yelled at by a cyclist for stopping at a red light.
Off topic but kinda on topic, in the state of Pennsylvania, it was recently made legal for motorcyclists to "run" a red light if for some reason their bike doesn't set off the sensor to change it to green. Lots of people were in uproar about it, watchyall think?
@palkodots, I live in Pennsylvania, and also ride a small motorcycle that never gets recognized at red lights, meaning I'd normally have to wait there until a car comes along and triggers the sensor. It's pretty nice to not have to wait for 5 minutes at an empty intersection
@Killer Kadoogan , see, that's what i think too! I don't quite understand the uproar
BTW where in PA if I may ask? It'd be wild if we're near each other lol. I live like 30 min outside of reading
@palkodots, I live like 10 minutes away from the new York border in a small town that's pretty much only on the map because Zippo is made here.
@Killer Kadoogan , i feel you man, that small town life. My town is only known because of Cabela's lol.
@Killer Kadoogan , you're more than likely just not in the center enough or it's an old light that uses cameras. Contrary to popular belief, those "sensors" in the ground actually are metal coils that make a electromagnetic field. Even the smallest bit of metal "trips" this field and changes the light.
@Drunk Pantless Uncle, I did research on them to understand how they work, specifically because they would never sense me. There just isn't enough metal in my motorcycle to trigger it.
@Killer Kadoogan, traffic lights use induction sensors which basically detect the disturbance in the magnetic field they generate when a car is over them. It doesn't detect motorcycles very well because the disruption they cause is tiny as fück. If you attach some neodymium magnets to your bike, it will have the magnetic displacement of a car, making the light work correctly.
@palkodots, in Minnesota we've had that as long as I've been riding, honestly it's kind of necessary
@palkodots, 30 min from reading which way? I live like an hour, hour and a half NE of reading
@Nudity Industries, i live north of reading. Haha hamburg
@palkodots, I’m southeast of Pittsburgh. Small town called Latrobe. Known for Arnie Palmer and Mr Rogers.
@Spider4x, Mr. Rogers is my hero. Also my college roommate is from Mars.
@palkodots, the planet or the town?
@Spider4x, although she seemed kinda martian to me, she was odd...but the town lol
As someone who rides their bike to both jobs because they don't have a car, I see more regular pedestrians than cyclists do this. I wait for the green light or use the crosswalk. Depends on the street in on because people around where I live are a$$es when driving.
@Anonymous Jack III, every single cyclist I've ever had the pleasure of seeing on the road completely disregards traffic rules and then act totally arrogant about it. I have no idea why. Good old Pennsylvania.