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Re: Random Thoughts

Unread postby PlymouthStationGuy » Wed May 20, 2009 8:43 am

Why do bicyclest think they have a right to blow through red lights Just because they want to keep that pace going
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Re: Random Thoughts

Unread postby AARR » Wed May 20, 2009 9:51 am

Does anyone else ever come across police who don't pull cars all the way off the road or into side streets but rather park half way in the right lane impeding traffic?
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Re: Random Thoughts

Unread postby redside20 » Wed May 20, 2009 10:03 am

i love it when police like to hide behind things just to catch motorists like signs, shrubs, buildings, walls, etc...here in Columbus on a stretch of Route 315 just before you get to the outerbelt I270. The Sharon Twp police love to sit in a driveway and wait for southbound motorists to pass their location everyday at 4 in the morning. waiting in their big SUV's, they think their such bigshots. And i enjoy passing a portable electronic marquee reading that flashes the speed i am traveling when i am well aware of the speed limit. :evil: Also i give props to the Dublin Ohio police as well who love to pull over anything that moves.
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Re: Random Thoughts

Unread postby redside20 » Wed May 20, 2009 10:05 am

i think that being green is overrated
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Re: Random Thoughts

Unread postby TrainWatcher » Wed May 20, 2009 10:54 am

I am REALLY bored sitting at my computer....,
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Re: Random Thoughts

Unread postby PlymouthStationGuy » Wed May 20, 2009 11:54 am

this random thoughts are for the people who use their cell phones, text message, twitter (what ever the heck that is) pick their nose or other places, read the paper, go into their brief cases while driving on the freeway or driving any other road.......STOP IT!!!!!......... the life you save might be mine.
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Re: Random Thoughts

Unread postby sd70accsxt700 » Wed May 20, 2009 12:05 pm

pick their nose


Hey I take exception to that, I resemble that remark, and I do quite ok thank you. :mrgreen:
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Re: Random Thoughts

Unread postby GLC 392 » Wed May 20, 2009 12:17 pm

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Re: Random Thoughts

Unread postby ~Z~ » Wed May 20, 2009 12:35 pm

TrainWatcher wrote:I am REALLY bored sitting at my computer....,


i'd suggest going to maps.live.com or maps.google.com and studying plymouth :) I do that for GR occasionally just to scout out some new angles to get photos from.. satellite views, birds eye views, terraserver maps..all quite helpful.
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Re: Random Thoughts

Unread postby tsinoms » Wed May 20, 2009 3:38 pm

This topic is actually really fun and realivent.... anyone agree?
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Re: Random Thoughts

Unread postby GTW6401 » Wed May 20, 2009 3:41 pm

Does anyone else ever come across police who don't pull cars all the way off the road or into side streets but rather park half way in the right lane impeding traffic?


Its just there way to make you get over and further away from them when outside the patrol car.
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Re: Random Thoughts

Unread postby SW » Wed May 20, 2009 7:44 pm

PlymouthStationGuy wrote:Why do bicyclists think they have a right to blow through red lights Just because they want to keep that pace going

Sometimes I do it just to get away from traffic. Not saying it's right, though.

I feel like I'm in a gray area when riding. Not quite a pedestrian, but not quite a vehicle. Sometimes in a can't-win situation -- case in point: going south down Northville Rd. approaching 5 Mile West (just north of the C&O overpass). The road widens into 2 southbound lanes. If I get into the right lane, cars in the right lane trying to turn west onto 5 Mile honk because I'm in their way. If I get into the middle of the two lanes, so I'm not blocking people turning right, invariably someone in the left lane honks, saying, "why the hell are you out in the middle of the road?"

And if I ride on the bike path alongside Northville Rd. in that spot, invariably the cars turning right aren't looking out for me when I cross 5 Mile, or if I'm going north, cars turning south onto Northville Rd from 5 Mile don't see me. I could be in the right but dead right. All 4 times I've been hit by cars (even riding on a sidewalk!) it was because they weren't paying attention and didn't see me (and weren't expecting me).

So I try to minimize confrontations with vehicles by blowing red lights occasionally and getting away from the vehicles, especially those turning.
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Re: Random Thoughts

Unread postby PlymouthStationGuy » Wed May 20, 2009 9:18 pm

SW wrote:
PlymouthStationGuy wrote:Why do bicyclists think they have a right to blow through red lights Just because they want to keep that pace going

Sometimes I do it just to get away from traffic. Not saying it's right, though.

I feel like I'm in a gray area when riding. Not quite a pedestrian, but not quite a vehicle. Sometimes in a can't-win situation -- case in point: going south down Northville Rd. approaching 5 Mile West (just north of the C&O overpass). The road widens into 2 southbound lanes. If I get into the right lane, cars in the right lane trying to turn west onto 5 Mile honk because I'm in their way. If I get into the middle of the two lanes, so I'm not blocking people turning right, invariably someone in the left lane honks, saying, "why the hell are you out in the middle of the road?"

And if I ride on the bike path alongside Northville Rd. in that spot, invariably the cars turning right aren't looking out for me when I cross 5 Mile, or if I'm going north, cars turning south onto Northville Rd from 5 Mile don't see me. I could be in the right but dead right. All 4 times I've been hit by cars (even riding on a sidewalk!) it was because they weren't paying attention and didn't see me (and weren't expecting me).

So I try to minimize confrontations with vehicles by blowing red lights occasionally and getting away from the vehicles, especially those turning.

Steve what i am say is this I have the green light to go north on Northville Rd and some Bike rider desides to go through the red and keeps going on Hines drive heading east or west cause he or she does not want to stop. and there is no cars making a right on red.Thats what I am talking about
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Re: Random Thoughts

Unread postby SW » Wed May 20, 2009 9:22 pm

I know. I was just offering some random thoughts. Your comment gave me the opportunity to.
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Re: Random Thoughts

Unread postby CAT345C » Wed May 20, 2009 10:43 pm

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Re: Random Thoughts

Unread postby TrainWatcher » Thu May 21, 2009 12:37 am

why do I always get stuck with HIM!!!
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Re: Random Thoughts

Unread postby M.D.Bentley » Thu May 21, 2009 6:47 am

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Re: Random Thoughts

Unread postby AARR » Thu May 21, 2009 9:32 pm

Why is it when government says we have to change it costs us more fees and taxes but government officials never have to share in the pain
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Re: Random Thoughts

Unread postby BerkshireKid » Thu May 21, 2009 10:15 pm

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Re: Random Thoughts

Unread postby AARR » Fri May 22, 2009 8:46 am

Is a zebra white with black stripes or balck with white stripes :?
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