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New Calif. Law Adds 3-Foot Protection For Cyclists But Will It Make San Diego Roads Safe Enough?

biilsd is a lunatic. He can't accept that there are a great number of bike jerks looking for problems with cars or just plain stupid. He's one of them. Crazy how despite first hand accounts from a bunch of people he always blames the car driver. You are totally right and I thank you for taking the time to spar with him. If Hitler was on a bike he would defend him.
Just like there's good and bad drivers, there's good and bad bicyclists. Some of those bad drivers ride bikes.
I came here fairly opened minded. billsd has really represented the bike community poorly. I like to think not all of them are like him.

February 13, 2014 at 7:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

New Calif. Law Adds 3-Foot Protection For Cyclists But Will It Make San Diego Roads Safe Enough?

I agree with commus.
Check this out- I'm driving out on Honey Springs rd last weekend. That road is packed with hardcore bike nazis. I come up on a pack riding 3 wide, I slow down, its a blind corner and the dicks start waving me to go around them! Its a double yellow, so I just kick it and stay behind them. Dudes are giving me stink eye, shaking their heads. Wtf! Do they want me to go into a blind corner and get in a head on? Really f-d up! I was trying to be cool, I was taking Billsd's advice and giving them their "right" to be on the road.
Billsd- you need to get your fellow bike riders with the program. Your spending way to much time in a losing battle with commus when the problem seems to be these militant dickhead bikers. Oh yeah, I got to the bottom of Honey Springs and another pack of these pricks were making the turn onto HS from 94 and not one gave any turn signal.
I probably encountered 30-40 bike riders in a 6 mile stretch and none were commuting. All joyriders.
It says "share the road". The bikers act like its their personal training track.

February 12, 2014 at 9:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

New Calif. Law Adds 3-Foot Protection For Cyclists But Will It Make San Diego Roads Safe Enough?

Seriously though, it would suck to see someone get hit. I always try to give them plenty of space. If it's a blind corner, slow down and wait. Not a major inconvenience, it's part of driving, deal with it. What makes me most nervous are the riders who just climbed a grade and are out of shape. I saw one guy that was passing out. He swerved his bike out into the center of the road, crossed a double yellow, then abruptly swerved back the other way way too far into the shoulder where he lost it in the dirt and crashed. I pulled up to him and asked if he was alright, and he yelled at me. He was all "mind your own business,man". What's the law regarding a bicyclist who is not in control of himself or bike and swerves into oncoming traffic? Pretty scary, super bummer if he got hit but I'd also feel bad for the driver who had to live with that.
Oh yeah, some of you bike guys sound like crazies on here. Getting way too psycho-analytic about other commenters, calling people bigots and stuff. Bashing a dude for not using "your" right. C'mon, lighten up. Go ride your bikes and chill.
DonWoods- best idea about this whole situation. That would be rad if we had a a world class bike-only network in San Diego. Build like cool bridges and tunnels. Make banked velodrome speed- corners on some giant downhill run. It would be sick!

February 7, 2014 at 8:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

New Calif. Law Adds 3-Foot Protection For Cyclists But Will It Make San Diego Roads Safe Enough?

Just started reading this with no strong opinion either way. I don't want to see any bicyclists ran over. I'm fine with them doing their thing. Some of the chicks have nice a$$es in that tight lycra! That's the danger- you're cruising along, and WHOA! Dam! Look at that! Next thing you know you're (hope my grammar is correct Prof. wpstoll) in the other lane. What offsets that is the next Lance Armstrong wannabee in HIS tight Lycra. That's just nasty, bros. Too much information! Rockin' the Oakley blades, shirt unzipped flowing behind him. All logoed up, legs pumpin, clicking through precision gears on a bike more expensive than a lot of people's cars. It's pretty awesome if you like spotting dbags and kooks to get a good laugh. Whatever though, to each his own. Dope your blood and go for the gold!
Can any of you legal aces here tell me what the law is when you see a pack of like 10-15 of these cats riding down the middle of a backcountry road 4 wide? Some of them are definitely using performance enhancers because they are just oblivious to the world. They don't give a $hat if they are in your way. Is it legal to simulate the Tour De France on the road? Just tonight I passed a dude riding his bike in the dark with no lights! The guy in front of me came sooo close to tagging him. The bike dude got pissed and flipped him off which made him swerve his bike into the lane as I passed him (three feet away exactly). Totally sketchy scene. Oh by the way, if you do ride out in the backcountry, be careful flipping bird at hillbillies. A few years ago some methhead got the one finger salute from a bike rider. Crank smoker made a uie in his lifted truck and came back to run the poor guy over I'm pretty sure he's in prison now but there are plenty more like him. No joke, be careful. The law of man protects you on paper, but the laws of physics still apply in the lifted prerunner driving tweaker vs athlete/carbon fiber/titanium bike scenario.

February 7, 2014 at 8:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )