Bike haters, born or made?

Kansas Bicycle Accident Lawyer Vance Preman wants to know.

By Vance Preman, Bike Law Kansas

Bike Law Vance here. Last week, Bike Law Ann wrote a passionate blog post about a morning ride in Charlotte, North Carolina and close calls she had with motorists. The post went viral, getting over 10,000 views. What followed was a “debate” in the comments to the post, including some violent ones threatening cyclists on the road.

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Charlotte Bicycle Accident Lawyer on a Horrible Morning Ride

By Ann Groninger, Bike Law North Carolina

The roads in Charlotte were not friendly this morning. Riding back alone from my very early morning group ride there were multiple incidents of drivers coming too close to me, two of which were either intentionally mean or extremely reckless.

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Burn Out!

A Facebook fan sent us the following tale of an encounter in Alice Springs, Australia this past weekend; as you will see, it was too good not to share:

"Can't stop grinning right now. So we were riding home from a great morning ride with friends, followed by some coffee. (It is not even 9am and it is Saturday so the roads are fairly empty). Eric and I were riding two abreast which is totally legal (and there was a whole other EMPTY lane next to us). A guy comes up behind us in his car and honks at us. Okay, fine we are used to that, whatever. So he ends up catching the red light and we catch up to him and he proceeds to yell at us and tell us to get off the road and that he "Pays to use the roads." hahaha! I never actually understand this argument because um...so do we! Everyone pays for the roads!

Anyway, so as he is busy screaming at us he doesn't see that the light has turned green. So we tell him the light is green and he then peels out in front of us. So THEN the cop who was also at the intersection to the right of us sees this and turns on his lights. So we all proceed down Larapinta and I am just PRAYING that the cop car saw the guy being a jerk off and is actually going to pull him over. And...HE DID!!!!!!! He pulled the guy over!!! WOOHOO!!! Score one for the cyclists! The best and funniest part is that as we passed him on the side of the road, Eric told me not to taunt him but I couldn't help it so instead I just stared at the guy as we road past. He had a few nice greetings for me which included the F word. hahahahahah! Then I screamed....YESSSSSS!!! Really loud.

BEST DAY EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

But it gets better and better!

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Saint Valentine's Day "Massacre" on the PCH

[This account of a recent incident was written by Dana Rucker, and was sent to BicycleLaw.com by Andy Popinski. Dana Rucker has kindly allowed us to present his story, in his own words, here. It's a great story, and we hope you will enjoy it as much as we did.]

 

How do you know it's Valentine's Day? You are shot in the butt...while riding your bike on PCH...except its not an arrow, its a BB gun...and its not Cupid, its a kid in a pick-up truck. Ok, I'll start at the beginning...

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