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Yesterday, I was riding through Hollywood by myself, and there were all these huge, heavy, four-wheeled, non-self-propelled vehicles out on the road, blocking my free passage. They were so close together, making it blatantly difficult to go around these people - I was stuck behind them for minutes at a time, breathing their exhaust. Often times, they would ignore traffic laws - blocking intersections, dangerously changing lanes without signaling, texting while driving, etc.
Although I would never wish bodily harm on all of these inconsiderate, dangerous perpetrators, I do wish they would respect my RIGHT to safely occupy the roads, to which they are only granted the PRIVELEGE.
Why don't you drive on smaller/residential streets that aren't clogged with traffic? Are you suggesting that you own the road?If that's the case, can you please fix the jacked up roads? And maybe add bike lanes? LOL you mad?
Rage responding to a comment by Snake003
02.16.13 - 11:33 am
Cat I saw those big metal machines out there, too! They were loud and scary and then my neighbor told me that they are the number one way that kids get killed! You know, like when somebody gets drunk and then tries to drive one or they are texting or just daydreaming and they run into another machine with a kid in it or a kid walking, skateboarding and stuff.... Because they are sooo big and fast they're super dangerous for people just trying to walk around like your Grandpa who can't cross the street very fast lots of elderly people get killed, too. And they are always killing animals, too. I'm not even sure why so many people would want to be in a dangerous machine like that if they have other options...
Perhaps you could enlighten us with specifics? I mean, it's totally understandable that you have a bug up your ass about some group of cyclists being jerks to you on the road. Nobody likes jerks on the road. But giving us some details about where and when all of this happened (and indeed, what all of this was that happened) might go a long way toward figuring out what went wrong. At the very least, it would help us determine the bug's precise route of ingress.
Sadly (or perhaps not so sadly), this web site represents only a tiny portion of the nighttime bicycle rides happening in Los Angeles these days, and even fewer people still read these forums. So it might be worth your while to consider the possibility that these are not the fucks you're looking for.
But then, if it really doesn't matter to you whether the fucks reading this message are the same fucks who damaged your car (which I think we can all agree was a dick move, if that's what happened), well then, by all means, keep shouting into the void. If there's anything the internet needs, it's more rrrRRrrRAGE!
dude road rage. cars clog up the road ..... duh.
stand on the overpass of the 405 during rush hour with a sign that says "fuck you all, I hope you all get injured for being in my way on the street" you fucking pussy. :)
I get honked and bitched at by cars all the time on BIKE ROUTES with posted signs.
Can't figure out why cars behind me won't pass - they just can't turn on their right turn signal to let me know so I can get to the left. they'd rather get real close to me, I'm assuming so I can better read their minds.
I let cars pass me all the time. Alllllll the time. I hate cars, be my guest, go away...I will go slow in a right lane where there are open parking spots, and wave cars past me. Then I say hi to them at the next light............ It's a pain in the ass accommodating you fucking babies in deadly weapons JUST so you don't get all road ragey on me behind me thinking i'm "clogging up your road" and hit my fucking bike or pass me dangerously.
When two cars hit each other, they stop like normal people and exchange information because shit happens on the streets and if you hurt someone - you should take responsibility. When a car hits a cyclist, most of the time the story is they feel quite justified in DRIVING AWAY.
A car could really give a fuck about my mortality. Some empathy would be nice,
Usually I'm swerving right when I'm riding up on a huge hole that will cause me to crash, or glass that will give me a flat that will cause me to crash, or a crack in the road that will cause me to crash, or people coming into the street from a business, or any number of things that have nothing to do with the selfish asshole behind me or to the left of me with no respect for my young life with plenty of years left.
you want to give me a list of grievances? I risk my life every day to try to advance the nature and minds of the people I share a beautiful city with by showing them a way to sustain the city we apparently love so fucking much. it's not always perfect but the next time you're sitting in traffic down sunset, wilshire, santa monica, the freeway, any fucking street, THANK ME THE CYCLIST for choosing a more practical way of life, and probably being on the Metro or passing you on the right.
Its mostly a fun parade of people in the public space exercising the right to be in the public space. It could be percieved as inconsiderate, yes, much like other parades, funeral processions, street closures, marathons and the like. Or it could be perceived as a celebration. It just depends on your point of view.
Hopefully no one gets injured despite what you wish for.
Clooney’s character Matt says, “You are so retarded.”
Nick Krause’s character Sid replies, “That’s not nice. I have a retarded brother.”
Matt looks shocked.
Sid goes on to say, “I’m just kidding. I don’t have a retarded brother. Sometimes when old people and retarded people are slow I just want to make them hurry up.”
wo wo wo bro, that's not cool. dude could be like behind a load of proxies n dude not = cyberpolice. lets slow our roll and examine the existince of such items as OKMaybe">blockers etc before we get all metal gear on some bro. those pedal mechbots are no joke, and this is the internets after all. man its all rainy, i was it was summer and i was in the desert.
I bike with scissors. No really, I have some on my multi-tool :)
Snake003, in case you're actually still reading this, you're right. It's sad that a few riders can make the whole bunch look bad. Not sure if you've been out on any of the rides but most of the people on here (probably just about all but i can't be 100% sure) are very respectful and ACTIVELY try to get other riders not to obstruct cars as much as possible. I always hear yelling, "stay right," "let the car through" and other instructions to try and corral riders. However, like drivers, not everyone is so considerate. As someone mentioned, I suspect that the people you're upset with likely won't see this, sadly, but c'est la vie. I hope no one damaged your car. Personally, I'm pretty addicted to Top Gear and love my car. I'd be pretty darn pissed and wanting to kick someone's ass if my car was damaged, regardless whether it's a biker, pedestrian, other driver, etc.
Anyhow, wish you all the best. Come out and ride with us, if you don't already, have some fun and meet some good people. We're not all bad.