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  • Critical mass bike ride gone wrong

    A driver decides he's had enough of cyclists taking over the streets. Warning: slightly disturbing.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...Y8UDwjs#at=163

  • #2
    that is incredibly disturbing. And I hate bicyclists from my time at KU.

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    • #3
      Holy Hell!

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      • #4
        SOMEBODY HAS PLAYED TOO MUCH GRAND THEFT AUTO BAN ALL VIOLENT GAMES IMMEDIATELY

        /somebodythinkofthechildren

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        • #5
          There is a happy medium here. I've cycled in packs where we made sure we were unobtrusive, yelling car back, etc.

          That said, there are a lot of stupid cyclists out there. Running red lights, riding more than two abreast, etc. Riding in packs like the one above.

          Like I said, some tolerance and common sense works wonders...

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          • #6
            a few lucky bike seats in that group

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            • #7
              Apparently, the guy that hit everyone is claiming self defense. He also had his 15 year old son in the car. Wow.

              http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/...s-self-defense

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              • #8
                I was very relieved to see that the hot blonde at the beginning of the video was not seriously injured. That being said, people on bicycles are assholes and are basically terrorists of the road so I'm glad some brave soul finally mustered up the courage to fight back against their bullshit.

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                • #9
                  I laughed. I know, I'm a bastard.

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                  • #10
                    http://www.sfcriticalmass.org/2009/10/27/critical-mass-dos-donts/



                    DO
                    • talk to stranger, bystanders, bus riders, motorists – welcome people to join us next time
                    • help cars stuck in mass to exit to the right
                    • stop regularly if you’re in front (no matter how slowly you think you’re going, gaps are opening up behind you)
                    • stop at red lights when in front to allow the rest of the ride to “mass up” behind.
                    • keep going in dense packs through red lights to stick together and keep it safe for everyone.
                    • fill gaps; Critical Mass depends on bicycle density to displace cars.
                    • remember that pleasure and friendliness are more subversive than anger and blaming.
                    DON’T
                    • race ahead to block cross traffic before the Mass has arrived
                    • ride into oncoming traffic on the wrong side of the road
                    • pick fights with motorists, even (especially) if they’re itching for one
                    • fail to turn and twist through the city to make the ride more interesting
                    • forget to smile and wave and talk to strangers!
                    • imagine that you are morally superior just cuz you’re on a bicycle (you’ll be in a car again soon enough)
                    • hesitate to tell other Massers what you think of their behavior, whether good or bad. Talk to each other!
                    • forget – we are all responsible to make Critical Mass what we want it to be.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by FrobozMumbar View Post
                      http://www.sfcriticalmass.org/2009/10/27/critical-mass-dos-donts/



                      DO
                      • talk to stranger, bystanders, bus riders, motorists – welcome people to join us next time
                      • help cars stuck in mass to exit to the right
                      • stop regularly if you’re in front (no matter how slowly you think you’re going, gaps are opening up behind you)
                      • stop at red lights when in front to allow the rest of the ride to “mass up” behind.
                      • keep going in dense packs through red lights to stick together and keep it safe for everyone.
                      • fill gaps; Critical Mass depends on bicycle density to displace cars.
                      • remember that pleasure and friendliness are more subversive than anger and blaming.
                      DON’T
                      • race ahead to block cross traffic before the Mass has arrived
                      • ride into oncoming traffic on the wrong side of the road
                      • pick fights with motorists, even (especially) if they’re itching for one
                      • fail to turn and twist through the city to make the ride more interesting
                      • forget to smile and wave and talk to strangers!
                      • imagine that you are morally superior just cuz you’re on a bicycle (you’ll be in a car again soon enough)
                      • hesitate to tell other Massers what you think of their behavior, whether good or bad. Talk to each other!
                      • forget – we are all responsible to make Critical Mass what we want it to be.
                      I certainly can't condone violence like this, but these critical mass folks seem like real asshats. Hipster doofus ones at that.

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                      • #12
                        wait, so the whole point of the group was to have a dense group of bicyclists to piss off motorists?

                        I've come to believe bicyclists are the worst type of people. Always breaking the laws of the road then bitching when tehy don't get their way. I laughed when KUPD started giving out tickets to them for parking in the wrong spots and running stop signs.

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                        • #13
                          I chortled at the video before I saw that list, now I'm laughing.

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                          • #14
                            man, the depth of field is just amazing on that DSLR footage.

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                            • #15
                              Judging by the rules and tips these pussies post on their website, the best defense is to stop a few of them with your car and start a confrontation and a scene. These cockroaches will scurry to safety, never to be seen again.

                              Smile and Wave – It is inevitable that you’ll eventually meet an irate motorist. When this happens, its is best to de-escalate and meet anger with joy. Don’t take the bait to stop your bike and argue — just keep moving and ring a happy bike bell. Keep in mind the point of Critical Mass — to have fun riding our bikes together. Most mass-holes don’t want to intentionally delay traffic — rather, we want to be traffic and ride. When a ride gets angry and confrontational, you’ll quickly lose a lot of riders — and they won’t want to come back next time.

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