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June 10th, 2011 at 6:49 am nika says:

That was awesome.

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June 10th, 2011 at 7:18 am Dutchie says:

Nice.

Btw , Nika , you found it to be awsome but you did not push the "like" button .. Give me $50.-!

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June 10th, 2011 at 7:26 am nika says:

I did, VF is not showing the number of likes anymore. ;)

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June 10th, 2011 at 8:04 am Wheelnut says:

We need the New York way of thinking here in the Netherlands...
Bicycles usually ride without lights (when it's dark), without looking for traffic, without giving way, and even against traffic.
(Not like the guy in the video. I mean like: Wrong way on a one way street...)
It's like cyclists think: "I'm on a bicycle, I am GOD! I'm allowed to do anything!"
This is because people on bicycles are considered to be "weaker traffic participants", and they are protected by law...
If I were to hit a person on a bicycle, in the middle of the night, in the rain (lesser visibility), when the bike has no lights, the rider is dressed in dark clothing, without any visibility jacket, when it's riding where it's not supposed to ride, coming from a direction where it's not allowed to come from, *I* am still at fault...
And the ridiculous part of it is: other traffic is expecting cyclist to break traffic rules!

What d'you think of them apples?

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June 10th, 2011 at 9:45 am wileib says:

Ive always wanted to go to new york... my dad traveled for a while in europe, and he says that he NEVER wanted to go to new york because someone would stab him... my dad is kinda dopey.

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June 10th, 2011 at 10:59 am Pondcreature says:

I've been to NYC once and I didn't get stabbed, but I did get robbed...

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June 10th, 2011 at 11:15 am Mart says:

Probably the best video I've seen in a loooooooooooong while!

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June 10th, 2011 at 11:44 am WhatRoughBeast says:

Wheelnut, bicyclists here in New York City drive exactly the way you've described. If you're a pedestrian, you have to keep a constant lookout or else you'll be mown down by one. They are homicidally reckless, and yet they're always posing as if they're being pointlessly harassed. I was totally on the side of the cop in that video.

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June 10th, 2011 at 7:31 pm Nowwer says:

Beast, you are not seeing thins logically: the problem was that the biker was forced out of the bike lane by an obstruction, and was ticketed basically for not running into it. There is a problem where bikers abuse their position, and do what they want regardless of the danger they put themselves in, and regardless of the inconvenience they put on drivers/walkers. It's a two way road folks, and common sense should rule said road.

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June 11th, 2011 at 9:01 am The Silent Scream says:

I really liked the way he did the video, instead of just making a rant and posting it on youtube or whatever, he set out to show exactly what his issue was. And as a bonus, it even made me laugh. Win. :)

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June 11th, 2011 at 10:04 am Cad says:

Nowwer, his original ticket wasn't because he was avoiding an obstacle, he was riding out of the bike lane the whole time, not intermittently doing so to avoid obstacles in the path.

If he had ben just avoiding an obstacle then he wouldn't have gotten a ticket.

The guy in the video is pretty dumb in my opinion, ride in the bike lane until you are forced out, then leave the lane to avoid the obstacle an move back in. Is it really that hard?

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June 19th, 2011 at 7:52 am Nebonit says:

In Aus he would have been ticketed for not wearing a helmet, and might have been asked to use the road if he were comfortable with it.

Cad; There is no evidence to say that he was just riding on the foot path or avoiding a obstruction that might be on the bike path.

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