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Old 03-08-06, 08:02 AM
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Originally Posted by sentinel
Why even follow her into the lot if you weren't looking for a confrontation? If something would have happened and you endedin a fight, you may have been the one looked at as the aggressor for following her into the lot. Ignore these idiot drivers and be the bigger person
I just wanted to look her in the eye and have her see me noting her license plate number. It is preventative. I'm sure we will meet again on that same road. I want her to view me as a call the cops kind of guy.

I hardly said a word to her. When she rolled down her window, I asked "did you say something to me?" Very polite, in a calm tone of voice.
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Old 03-08-06, 11:09 AM
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All I had to read was the title and I knew a pickup was involved. It seems that pickup trucks bring out the idiot in people. I am not saying that everyone who drives a pickup is an idiot, but it seems more times than not someone driving a pickup is more likely to do something dumb. IMO!!!!
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Old 03-08-06, 12:07 PM
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I just reply "Yeah, I have two, Why?"
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Old 03-08-06, 02:07 PM
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Originally Posted by CastIron
It's tough, but man, it's good when you really work it. I really like the line "Jesus loves everyone, even [insert offensive group/personality/physical type here] like you!"
Very similar to one of my favorite bumper stickers: "Jesus Loves You. Everyone else thinks you're an a$$hole!"
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Old 03-08-06, 03:00 PM
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I certainly have a car...but I prefer to burn jelly doughnuts rather than gas!

I like the "Will move right for cash" shirt...brilliant!

EDIT: I'd also probably let them know that I like to save my petroleum products for fire performance...white gas (camping fuel) is so much better than gasolene 'cause you can eat it! Well...not eat the gas...but use it for fire eating.
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Old 03-08-06, 04:51 PM
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"Don't you have a car?"

Sure, but the milage is better on a bike.

Sure, two of them, ya want one.

Sure, don't you have a bike?

Sure, but my car pool went home.

Sure, but it's too nice a day to be indoors.

Sure, but why waste the gas.

Carry on...
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Old 03-09-06, 10:11 AM
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This is a fun one, I can think of several things to say!
1. I have one too many felonies and my license was suspended.
2. I bet I can get the the other side of the city faster than you!(only works in downtown urban areas)
3. I used to be as large as you, until I got this bike.
4. I have better aim from the bike versus my car.

Ok... I could do this forever, so I will stop now.
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Old 03-09-06, 10:20 AM
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Fortunately, I was not the OP. I tend to be very short tempered when cycling and hate being disturbed. Something I am working on.

More often than not I would respond with a certain finger.
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Old 03-10-06, 09:01 AM
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Originally Posted by spencerdav
...I have one too many felonies and my license was suspended....
Oh yeah. You guys are full of good ideas.

Don't you have a car?
No, after 3 fellonies, they take away your license. (evil demented stare)
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Old 03-10-06, 01:03 PM
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"Yeah, but I don't like driving it too much. It makes you fat and stupid. Nothing personal."
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Old 03-10-06, 01:35 PM
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Yeah, but the trunk's full of drivers like you!
Yeah, and I've never needed to yell to get past a cyclist.
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Old 03-14-06, 11:07 AM
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i've taken my bike to job interviews and have been asked by the interviewee, upon seeing that i rode, "do you have reliable transportation? like a car?" UGH!
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Old 03-14-06, 11:08 AM
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oops i'm the interviewee. i meant interviewer.
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Old 03-14-06, 11:25 AM
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Does anyone wonder if guys get harassed more?

Just curious.
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Old 03-14-06, 01:08 PM
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Originally Posted by caloso
"Yeah, but I don't like driving it too much. It makes you fat and stupid. Nothing personal."
Yet another BF member quote I intend to steal and use.

Unfortunately most drivers that try and confront me do so at speed. I usually catch them at the next light only to discover their windows rolled back up and them staring intently to their front. I'm sure they even turned the radio up to drown out my rages.
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Old 03-14-06, 01:45 PM
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Dart guns, we need dart guns, with little BF Flags on them.

So when you come across a neanderthal driver who yells, you pop a few darts onto his car.

Then, if your tooling along and see a car with a pile of darts, you can kick it, yell at it, etc and know your doing a fellow bf member a favor.
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Old 03-14-06, 02:13 PM
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no exit,
i don't know; i've come across the attitude that i need to be in a car at night because i'm a girl; its so dangerous out there, you know!
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