You blew the red light east bound on Lawrence at Damen at 5:26 pm this evening.
There was enough time for the biker in front of me to make it half way into the intersection, northbound on Damen, before you came whizzing past my front wheel.
I yelled "You're an idiot!" at your big haired chick, self, and you looked back at me. I meant it!
I woulda testified for any of the cars, that managed to not kill you, if they had.
Keep riding like a tard!
Witness bad behavior during your commute? Feel free to post. Maybe that lovely human can read it and think they are famous. Maybe you can also inspire the whole generation of kids to shower but we can start with small things.
Me: Doing my usual night riding lit up like a Christmas tree with lights and reflective clothing on a four lane road.
You: Only car behind me that has to pass me as close and and fast as possible in the curb-side lane.
Thanks for improving my pace-line skills in holding a straight line as my life passes before my eyes.
I'll nominate myself for a-hole biking today.
Was out for a ride after work and heading back east with that lovely 30 mph tailwind feeling very Lance-y. After having a taxi speed up to pull over in front of me and a delivery van almost run me over in the bike lane I felt sprinting at traffic speed was probably the best way to get home so I caught up and and started drafting off the van maybe 15' back... They didn't seem too happy.
Sorry for feeding the cager's rage.
To the various Humboldt riders. Stop riding towards traffic in the bike lane(which is almost non existent) while "weaving"! The cars, trucks block you from my view then you dart out!
Also get a light.
You nearly clipped me with the side mirror of your 15 passenger van just after I pulled out of my alley onto Wrightwood near Lakewood.
I caught up to you at a stop light (funny how you passed me thinking that you would get somewhere much faster than me) and tapped on your window.
You fumbled for the "open window" button, inadvertently locking and unlocking the doors.
"Give me a little more space next time you pass me" (in a non-contentious tone)
"Get on the f-ing sidewalk a-hole!" (quite quarrelsome tone)
"It's illegal to ride on the sidewalk in the city of Chicago" (still calm and collected)
"Well then walk the f-ing thing, get out of traffic." (no need to explain his tone)
"I am traffic!" (as he speeds away)
Why is this guy so pissed? Why the breakneck reaction to my calm request for a bit more space?
-paying $4 to fill up his 15 passenger van that has two passengers (seems there was a child, see more below) in it
-using most of that gas idling in traffic, essentially burning dollar bills (or $50 bills in his case)
-wife left him for the mailman
-someone put sandpaper on the toilet seat
-(you fill in the blank)
What snappy comeback should I have had at the end (I thought about this during the rest of my ride)?
-"Oh my, if your kid turn's out like you, the next generation is screwed"
-"I hope your kid has an uncle, teacher, or someone else that can be a good role model for them"
Monday- (light drizzle and dark)
Me - on my way home on the lsp moving at a decent pace
you(3) no lights riding slow side by side , the furthest left of you across the yellow line , in the dark section north of fullerton before the downhill
I projected a nice loud "ON YOUR LEFT"
you guys just stayed in your 3 wide formation
as i closed in to pass into the oncoming path I was shocked to find a jogger mom with her stroller IN ALL BLACK with no light ,coming up the hill
so i almost clipped the far left rider while passing , who said something but i was more focused on not hitting anyone to hear your little remark
Group riders should stagger formation!!! flying V , a three line angle /
even if you don't want to you should at least constantly look back for upcoming|oncoming traffic!
ps get some lights
also jogger moms who dress in all black and push a black stroller in the rain should think about getting some lights or reflectors on their kid before someone plows into them
I saw a guy riding North on Elston(@9:15pm) through the Montrose intersection "no handed"...he was very engrossed in his texting.I was headed south on my commute from work.
I didn't believe that it was necessary to make a law for this activity, but you changed my mind.
But then again, you won't get a ticket... because no one will see you texting at night without a light.
You rolled through the red light at Milwaukee and Wood last night. Helmet-less, light-less and head-phoned, too cool to stop. Luckily I did stop, though I had the green. You’re the reason people don’t like cyclists.
To all of you a**holes who continue to drive up along side me, roll their passenger windows down, and yell at me "to get on the sidwalk!", hope you rear-end the car in front of you for not paying attention to the traffic.