11-02-2010, 10:23 PM
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Have drivers Really Gotten this bad?
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Wow, drivers are retarded... Wait, that isn't right. Most are not but I'm sure all of drivers would not ram an effing bike next to a ravine for taking up the bike lane.
Anyways, riding home from high school, coming near an area where there is a small ravine off to the right, I'm all the way off to the right side of the road which is legal and this retard pulls up beside me and swears and screams at me for being on the road. Last I checked you have to be on the road passed the age of 12, so I'm far past that and I don't look like I'm 12 either unless there is 6-foot twelve-year olds...
In any case I did not get off the road, there was people on the sidewalk coming up and like hell I'm complying to some retard that thinks he needs the extra bike lane space, what's he do?? Hmm... Rams my bike, my bike for crying out loud. He hit my handle bars mainly and crushed my last two fingers and bashed my knee too... My bike handles spun and I bumped over the sidewalk crashing into a wooden post which may sound bad but it's better than going in between these posts and falling into a ravine.
I really don't know what to do here, this guy is either A; A gang member and I can't do crap without dying (and this brings up separate issue, don't even get me started on gangs and how they like to play god with peoples lives, the thought pisses me off), or B; he is just a psychopath or anything else really.
Either way, I really hate not to ride my bike... I hate to comply to such bs, I can't be pushed around easily at all. Usually don't have to, I really want to ride my bike to cut time and for fun. However, not worth getting shot or ran over by the same tard.
for any questions you may seem to ask:
-Road lane was big enough
-Was signs for "Share the road" mostly all over the place (signs for bikes)
-I am a very aware person, I stay near the sidewalk and shoulder check very often, signal with my arm, etc.
-riding on the sidewalk is not allowed at my age
Questions involving legal things:
-I got no license plate
-Reporting to cops is bad news since sadly most are attached to gangs and report you to the gangs if you call in to report someone who may be in a gang.
So I'm really just venting but suggestions would really be nice on whether or not to ride my bike would be appreciated.
I've been riding since I was in like Grade 4 so this would be a huge loss to me.
No one else seems to ride to high school, I'm thinking maybe a reason. I know I heard driving is a lot different here and more dangerous than it was in Alberta...
Insight onto what this guy is and what he might be doing would also be nice...