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Dealing with Rude Cyclists
Well, I get down on obnoxious cyclists. I've yelled at them, pushed them
and even spoke to them. If I'm walking across a street on a green and a
cyclist comes close enough to me that I can touch them, I give them a big
shove. While crossing and I see them being rude to others I yell at
them. If I'm cycling along with them, I say "Don't you hate it when cars
cut you off?" "Yeah!" they reply. "Well, then why did you cut off that
pedestrian back there?"
Do note, I don't care if cyclists or pedestrians run red lights, jaywalk,
ride on the sidewalk or go against the flow of traffic... as long as they
yield the right of way to those doing the right thing. Yielding includes
giving adequate passing distance for your speed and even stopping when
This was written by Daniel Convissor as a posting to the firstname.lastname@example.org
mailing list on 16 December 1994
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