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    Hi all, does anyone know this guy in the photo? It looks like he lives somewhere in Del Ray. Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	15817 He made an unsafe pass on the 14th St Bridge, right on the approach path where it was narrow and near some people walkingClick image for larger version. 

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ID:	15818, and I called him on it using a choice word (yes, this was dumb in hindsight).

    Not recognizing the gravity of the situation (again dumb), I wished him a safe ride when he turned off Commonwealth onto the Mt Jefferson Park Trail and then he reappeared at the Commonwealth light and threatened to beat me up. I have a full video but thought I would throw up a picture first. I expect this kind of crap people who drive but I have never encountered if from anyone who bikes.

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    I do not know his identity, but I am 98% sure that is the same guy (pretty unique bike set up) that passed me on the trail near Commonwealth Blvd without calling his pass. He then immediately slowed down in front of me after we both turned onto Commonwealth, so I rang my bell and passed him back. He then got upset, passed me again and SPIT ON ME.

    I really REALLY channeled my inner Dirt that day and luckily, I turned off on Glebe while he kept on Commonwealth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunyata View Post
    I do not know his identity, but I am 98% sure that is the same guy (pretty unique bike set up) that passed me on the trail near Commonwealth Blvd without calling his pass. He then immediately slowed down in front of me after we both turned onto Commonwealth, so I rang my bell and passed him back. He then got upset, passed me again and SPIT ON ME.

    I really REALLY channeled my inner Dirt that day and luckily, I turned off on Glebe while he kept on Commonwealth.
    Oh my goodness, that is crazy! What kind of person does that? Did you report him to the police? The same thing happen with passing happened to me, he was in front but slowed way down so I passed and then he followed close for a while before passing me back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunyata View Post
    I do not know his identity, but I am 98% sure that is the same guy (pretty unique bike set up) that passed me on the trail near Commonwealth Blvd without calling his pass. He then immediately slowed down in front of me after we both turned onto Commonwealth, so I rang my bell and passed him back. He then got upset, passed me again and SPIT ON ME.

    I really REALLY channeled my inner Dirt that day and luckily, I turned off on Glebe while he kept on Commonwealth.
    unf*ing believable!! hooray for channeling your inner Dirt!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zack View Post
    Oh my goodness, that is crazy! What kind of person does that? Did you report him to the police? The same thing happen with passing happened to me, he was in front but slowed way down so I passed and then he followed close for a while before passing me back.
    Yeah... I tried to give him the benefit of the doubt and pretended that he must have just had a really bad day and was not paying attention to what was going on around him. But it REALLY made me angry. Had I not almost immediately turned off Commonwealth, I probably would have chased him down and gave him a lesson in respect and manners. But I did turn off and kept thinking to myself, "what would Dirt do?"

    I have been making a conscious effort to not let things bother me as much as they usually do and to immediately let go of stress and anger when a person does something that I consider rude or unsafe. Amazingly, it has actually made my life a little less stressful, which is a REALLY good thing considering the changes in my work environment lately.

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    Cyclists who have cars with "Don't tread on me" license plates should put the same sign on shirt or bike as drivers with said signs behave as if it's short for "Don't tread on me, I am the only one who's allowed to tread on everyone else."

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    Quote Originally Posted by n18 View Post
    Cyclists who have cars with "Don't tread on me" license plates should put the same sign on shirt or bike as drivers with said signs behave as if it's short for "Don't tread on me, I am the only one who's allowed to tread on everyone else."
    What about those who have cars with "Coexist" bumper stickers but don't like to coexist with cyclists on the road?

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    Awesome non sequiter.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sjclaeys View Post
    What about those who have cars with "Coexist" bumper stickers but don't like to coexist with cyclists on the road?
    What about cyclists with "Freezing Saddles" reflective green tags but who ride their bikes in the Caribbean during winter break?
    Last edited by rcannon100; 12-06-2017 at 05:13 PM. Reason: Apparently I guessed the wrong island

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zack View Post
    Hi all, does anyone know this guy in the photo? It looks like he lives somewhere in Del Ray. Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Angry cyclist.jpg 
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ID:	15817 He made an unsafe pass on the 14th St Bridge, right on the approach path where it was narrow and near some people walkingClick image for larger version. 

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ID:	15818, and I called him on it using a choice word (yes, this was dumb in hindsight).

    Not recognizing the gravity of the situation (again dumb), I wished him a safe ride when he turned off Commonwealth onto the Mt Jefferson Park Trail and then he reappeared at the Commonwealth light and threatened to beat me up. I have a full video but thought I would throw up a picture first. I expect this kind of crap people who drive but I have never encountered if from anyone who bikes.
    OMG! I guess you can hurt by a driver or a cyclist. It's that "me first mentality!" Be safe.

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