Anti-bicyclist blog emerges

I Hate Bicyclists blog documents biker nonsense

As most of you know – common sense rules here on Hoboken411, not government laws and other “control mechanisms” designed to not only frustrate the populous, but snag valuable monetary units from their pockets!

That said, you might be irritated at our often “common sense” oriented posts, that often leave the “needy idiots” like bicyclists, environmentalists, and other “radical” groups behind – because we don’t feel they benefit society one iota!

Regardless of what stance you take – you might get some true entertainment from a new blog I discovered this week – I Hate Bicyclists.

If you really hate bicycles – you start a blog about it

Sheer brilliance in my opinion – he deconstructs various dopey incidents in the news that revolve around obnoxious entitled bikers, such as:

My favorite post was how he deconstructed a “helpful list” from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – which detailed a dozen “tips” from some leftist biker – such as:

3. Slow down and pass with care. PA law requires a minimum passing buffer of four feet.

The I Hate Bicyclists site responded as follows to this particular point (out of many…):

3. Slow down and Pass with care. PA law requires a minimum passing buffer Honk at the bicyclist blocking your path until he or she pulls over at least four feet.

  • Some bicyclists still seem to be unaware that they’re driving 25 lb brittle things that could be destroyed in a second by a car. Honk at them until they get that through their f*cking skull.

ENJOY MASSIVELY!

13 Responses

  1. MidnightRacer says:

    Working in NYC and living in Hoboken for 13 years, then moving to the suburbs in NJ for the last 2.5 years, I can say there is no difference in bad attitudes between urban and suburban cyclists. The attitude is the same. The only differences are in numbers. From here on out, I’ll call the urban cyclists lone wolf, and suburban cyclists wolf packs. Note: not all cyclists are generalized here, just the ones with bad attitudes.

    urban lone wolf

    backstory: moved to city with new job on a mission to transform the world
    rider: commutes everywhere under human power assisted by herbal supplements
    equipment: beach cruiser, or 1970’s Schwinn

    suburban wolf packs

    backstory: moves out to the burb’s as an urban exile, is picked up by alpha male for wolf pack hanging out at neighborhood Starbucks, or local she–she-la-la cafe (aka “the Den”)
    rider: must maintain position in wolf pack, which is position 2 or 3 abreast closer to yellow stripe in order to protect establish members on the shoulder
    equipment: the one on the front cover of next month’s Bicycling magazine

    Both cause traffic woes. Both run lights. Both block the roads.

  2. mooshu says:

    Re: midnightracer’s post

    That’s why when they get into accidents, I don’t cry.

  3. animal_lover says:

    Hoboken is unique in allowing adult bicycle riders (vehicles) on sidewalks.

    • cyclewag says:

      That is true, however there are sound bike rules for those riding on the sidewalks:

      If you must use the sidewalk then please take heed to the local laws:

      (1) No person shall ride a bicycle upon a sidewalk at a speed greater than the walking speed of pedestrians.
      (2) Persons riding a bicycle upon a sidewalk shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian and shall give an audible signal before overtaking and passing any pedestrian.
      (3) Persons riding a bicycle upon a sidewalk shall keep as close to the curb as is practicable to allow pedestrians to walk along sidewalks without impedance.

      Be smart, ride safe and follow the rules as we all need to coexist.
      Be warned that HPD will start enforcing road rules and issue tickets. That sort of feedback I don’t want to see happen to us.[quote comment=”216874″]Hoboken is unique in allowing adult bicycle riders (vehicles) on sidewalks.[/quote]

      • HomeTeam says:

        lol! HPD is going to “enforce” bicycle laws? We can barely get these guys to get out of their cars except for shift change. Also, I have almost been struck twice by the mayor riding on the sidewalk down 1st street, so someone might want to inform the Queen that these laws exist. [quote comment=”216932″]That is true, however there are sound bike rules for those riding on the sidewalks:If you must use the sidewalk then please take heed to the local laws:(1) No person shall ride a bicycle upon a sidewalk at a speed greater than the walking speed of pedestrians. (2) Persons riding a bicycle upon a sidewalk shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian and shall give an audible signal before overtaking and passing any pedestrian. (3) Persons riding a bicycle upon a sidewalk shall keep as close to the curb as is practicable to allow pedestrians to walk along sidewalks without impedance.Be smart, ride safe and follow the rules as we all need to coexist. Be warned that HPD will start enforcing road rules and issue tickets. That sort of feedback I don’t want to see happen to us.[/quote]

      • homeworld says:

        The Hoboken police will enforce bicycle laws just like they enforce the double parking laws. [quote comment=”216939″]lol! HPD is going to “enforce” bicycle laws? We can barely get these guys to get out of their cars except for shift change. Also, I have almost been struck twice by the mayor riding on the sidewalk down 1st street, so someone might want to inform the Queen that these laws exist.[/quote]

  4. pmpersiani says:

    For a more balanced view of cyclists, please check out this article from today’s Gothamist.

    gothamist.com/2012/08/27/first_kill_all_the_ignorant_anti-bi.php

    Also, why anyone would want to spend their time and efforts focusing on hating anything is beyond me.

    • Frankie says:

      If the whole world was balanced, what a boring place it’d be. So, pmpersiani, you don’t hate anything? Certain groups need some knocking back to earth..[quote comment=”216876″]For a more balanced view of cyclists, please check out this article from today’s Gothamist.Also, why anyone would want to spend their time and efforts focusing on hating anything is beyond me.[/quote]

      • pmpersiani says:

        I am not trying to suggest that everyone in the world needs to love each other. And yes there are people or things that annoy, anger, or even frighten me, but hate is a very powerful and negative emotion and I think it is something that should be avoided.

        I am especially wary of painting entire groups of people with the same brush for any reason. I am sure the creator of the I Hate Bicyclists blog, along with other people who make similar comments, are willing to acknowledge that not every cyclist is evil, but when statements like those on the blog are made it does no good for anyone.

        I am not a blogger, but I assume running a blog takes a certain amount of time and effort. I just have trouble seeing how dedicating a blog to hating anything is a useful way of allocating those resources.

        Finally, I should also state that I am a cyclist. I do get frustrated by the behavior I see from other cyclists. Some of it is selfish, dangerous, or just stupid. I also drive a car, walk, run, and ride trains to get places. I see people doing selfish, dangerous, and stupid acts in all of those places too. Some individuals are jerks. They come in all shapes and sizes and use all different methods to get around.[quote comment=”216877″]If the whole world was balanced, what a boring place it’d be. So, pmpersiani, you don’t hate anything? Certain groups need some knocking back to earth..[/quote]

  5. MidnightRacer says:

    pmpersiani, your post attempts to create the invisible target. Clearly, the blogger use satire and hyperbole to avoid giving a pass to the guilty group of cyclists out there who make the rest of the cyclists look bad. By saying you shouldn’t call out any of them, it enables them. Bad cyclists, drivers, pedestrians and nose picker flickers should all understand the consequences.

  6. TheGreenMan says:

    I agree with not allowing the views of radical groups on here, like Libertarians, those who don’t believe in global warming or recycling, and right-wingers.

    Oh wait, the “common sense” only applies one direction? I guess I misunderstood.

  7. paco says:

    Bicyles should only be allowed to ride on streets that have car washes. HEY…WATCH OUT FOR THAT SLIPPERY SPOT ! get off the road 😈

  8. cyclewag says:

    Yes bike lanes do provide a safe space on the roadway for a bicyclist to coexist among motor vehicles allowing traveling from point A to point B. Bike lanes actually make the roadways safer for everyone. According to the NYC DOT, pedestrian crashes on streets with bike lanes are 40% less deadly because bike lanes have “a calming effect, lowering speeds and increasing driver attention.” It has been proven that by making a roadway appear narrower for the motorist their speed will decrease as well.

    Our country is really the only developed nation that has not embraced the bicycle at early childhood as many European countries to. In the Netherlands school children learn how to safely ride and maneuver a bicycle at an early age. By the time they grow up and become motorists they fully understand how to safely coexist as they have been behind the handlebars and the steering wheel. Point is we can coexist peacefully.

    Just like there are a few bad egg cyclists, there are bad egg motorists. For the most part we can get along and share the roadways.

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