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GM and EXXON do not want you to “Bike there”

By • Aug 2nd, 2008 • Category: Rants

This dependence on motor vehicles is not accidental, and it is not entirely the motorists fault. We have a few multi-BILLION dollar industries, namely the oil companies and auto manufacturers that have a very vested interest in keeping us in cars. If 25% of the population started to “bike there” they would lose billions. The [...]



Cyclists are all selfish and deserve to die.

By • Aug 2nd, 2008 • Category: Rants

So says this guy: Comment on: Cyclist struck, killed while riding on U.S. 290 near Fredericksburg Posted 8/2/2008 12:29 AM CDT on Statesman Staging And furthermore, YES i would rather run you over then hit a car and send them into oncoming traffic. You should die for your selfishness instead of a family on the [...]



The answer is not bike lanes, it is accountability.

By • Aug 1st, 2008 • Category: Rants

Ok, so motorists now kill about 43,000 people every year as of 2006, and injure 2.5 million people every year. That is almost 1 out of every 100 Americans alive. Imagine if a new product came on the market and it hurt 2.5 million people every year and killed 43,000 people every year. How long [...]



Seattle critical mass incident, my response.

By • Jul 28th, 2008 • Category: Rants

continued from here Seattle police arrested two men and are searching for a third after participants in a bicycle protest on Capitol Hill smashed a car and attacked its driver Friday night. But one man injured in that turmoil said at least one other person should be arrested – the driver. “He just accelerated forward [...]



Great rant about motorist stupidity.

By • Jul 26th, 2008 • Category: Rants

I liked this post a lot, it covers most of the stupid things motorists say, and rebuts them. I found this here: — I don’t agree that the “morally superior” route is a good idea either. That said, I thought it would be a fun exercise to craft a response poking a bit of fun [...]



motorists not charged

By • Jul 26th, 2008 • Category: Rants

I am going to post a few in one post. The truck had the “right of way” 8 year old girl hit by motorist bicycle “swerved into traffic” Huge truck, drives in the grass in an apartment complex, slaughters 4 year old, ruled “accident”



Enough is enough, time to sue the oil companies and car manufacturers for 1 billion dollars.

By • Jul 25th, 2008 • Category: Rants

I am not saying we should ban oil, but we should protect those who would develop alternative energy from the evil intents of the major oil companies and car manufacturers. They have already blocked clean alternatives for at least a decade, and there is evidence. How can this be allowed to continue unchecked? I say [...]



Riders cycle cross country to create helmet awareness, die while wearing helmets.

By • Jul 24th, 2008 • Category: Rants

“Barry and her husband, Ben, have been making long bike trips around the country to help raise the importance of wearing bike helmets and also that those who had sufferend injuries still had lives worth living.” She was wearing a helmet, and yet she died. “The driver of the SUV, a woman from Greensboro who [...]



I am sorry for your loss, but a helmet did not kill your son, a car did.

By • Jul 24th, 2008 • Category: Rants

If you want to promote bike safety, look closer at the real fault here. http://timesunion.com/AspStor…&category=SCHENECTADY



This just in, driving around naked with porn in your car is more offensive than running over people.

By • Jul 21st, 2008 • Category: Rants

All of the women and young girls who have been hit and killed breathed a collective sigh of relief that this guy will not be driving around showing his naughty bits to cyclists anymore. http://www.sunherald.com/local/story/684214.html These are a few of the relieved women: http://www.kansascity.com/115/story/708333.html http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_9593330?source=most_viewed They would have been quoted as saying: “Well at least [...]