2-wheel road rage

Regina Powell /
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I live in Minneapolis, land of sprawl, where even the back streets are 4 lanes and people think they're the freeway.

I've been almost hit more times than I can count and hit several times (all on bicycles, none on the 'ped yet, knock wood) and I have a severely bad attitude about 4 wheel vehicles.

I have jumped off my bike, punched windshields, menaced SUV bastards with my U-lock, ranted, raved and generally raised hell in a manner unbecoming a lady (which I am mostly not).

None of it helps. What mostly helps is superhuman vigilance, paranoia, and assuming that "they" will gun it to hit you, never see you, come out of alleys at 20 mph and stop 10 feet into the street (in the area where you legally have to ride anything less than a motorcycle here in car-land-hell) and pretty much anything else to get ya.

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Subject Written By Posted
  Almost got hitTopic by: mbartell mbartell 04/30/02 03:38PM
  Re: Almost got hitRe: don-ohio don-ohio 04/30/02 04:30PM
  Re: Almost got hitRe: InfectedBootSector InfectedBootSector 04/30/02 06:28PM
  Re: Almost got hitRe: don-ohio don-ohio 04/30/02 07:06PM
  I'm afraid to,Matt.Re: don-ohio don-ohio 05/01/02 10:24AM
  Re: Almost got hitRe: Tekoa Jones Tekoa Jones 04/30/02 08:14PM
  Re: Almost got hitRe: bruce bruce 04/30/02 09:09PM
  Re: Happens out here, too.Re: Jim C. Jim C. 04/30/02 09:24PM
  Re: Happens out here, too.AND Truck speed bad.Re: don-ohio don-ohio 05/01/02 10:37AM
  Agreed, Don-ORe: Reeperette Reeperette 05/01/02 11:48AM
  Right,Ree!Re: don-ohio don-ohio 05/01/02 12:07PM
  Hey Don ya gonna tell us?Re: PaMatt PaMatt 04/30/02 10:17PM
  bruce-yupRe: mbartell mbartell 05/01/02 10:42AM
  2-wheel road rageRe: Regina Powell Regina Powell 05/03/02 04:13PM
  Re: 2-wheel road rageRe: Casey B Casey B 05/03/02 04:36PM

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