Joey Harrington Hit While Cycling In Portland

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Hopefully having a high profile cyclist being hit will spark reform on cyclists in this country. Unless there is a separate lane for cyclists. It is best to stay off the road. It seems every other week during the warmer months here in Michigan I read an article about a cyclist being killed. Harrington survived but he was hurt pretty bad.

KATU-TV in Portland reports that family members said Harrington spent the night in intensive care at a Portland hospital after suffering a broken collarbone and punctured lung, among other

ortland police say Harrington was hit from behind just before 8:30 p.m. Sunday by a passing SUV driven by a 26-year-old man who remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators. He was cited for following too close.

The 33-year-old Harrington led the Ducks to three bowl wins and played for four teams in eight years in the NFL.

http://www.detnews.com/article/2011...s-QB-Joey-Harrington-hit-by-car-while-cycling
 

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Riding a bike on a public street is sheer lunacy.
 

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Buy a car faggot. We're not ruining the earth. I drove down a highway
where the put up sound barriers a few years ago. They are now engulfed
in vines and trees are growing over them. If we all die tomorrow, the
earth would over run all the shit we've done in a few decades tops.
 

gleet

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Isn't she a bit old to be cycling?


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Cyclists and skateboarders get special treatment here. This town is completely nuts about getting around under your own steam, and you don't fuck with some of the militant cyclists either, those granola scoffing soap dodgers fucking HATE motorists.
 
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Cyclists and skateboarders get special treatment here. This town is completely nuts about getting around under your own steam, and you don't fuck with some of the militant cyclists either, those granola scoffing soap dodgers fucking HATE motorists.
Gather during the winter... snow is not much of an issue.... as Portland ME... ummm lets say no bike lanes here.
 
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There's really no middle ground for bikers, and it sort of sucks.

We had a story here a few months back where a chick was running on the Katy Trail (it's a local known bike/jogging path that goes around Dallas), and the dumb bitch just stopped in the middle of the path, made a u-turn to the other lane to go home, and a guy on a 10 speed was flying past her on her left. He hit her head-on and she flew back on her head and died on the spot.

There was a huge uproar about people biking on jogging trails, which led to a huge uproar about biking on regular roads... Where are they supposed to be able to ride their bikes?

Oh well, this is why I have a mountain bike. Where I go I don't need roads.
 

PDX909

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I'm not even that hard-over on the topic really but fair's fair, if my insurance is expected to pay out for my motoring indiscretions, you should, as a cyclist carry the same coverage. You ride like a c*nt, you gotta pay your dues.
 
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I'm not even that hard-over on the topic really but fair's fair, if my insurance is expected to pay out for my motoring indiscretions, you should, as a cyclist carry the same coverage. You ride like a c*nt, you gotta pay your dues.
You're forced to pay car insurance to cover the damage your car can do to another person's property. A bike isn't going to fuck up a car unless the driver does dumb shit to avoid the rider.
 

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I live on a fairly busy 2-lane rural highway, with a dedicated bike path that runs for something like 10 to 20 MILES. Most casual bicyclists stay on the path. The "hardcore" racing wannabes insist on riding on the road, where (in most areas) there is NO shoulder, and it can be extremely difficult to pass even a bicycle due to the curves and narrow road. Someone got hit and killed in the area a few weeks ago, in fact. The bike/jogging path is probably wide enough to ride bikes 4-wide, yet these fuckers still insist on riding in the highway. I even saw someone riding the other day wearing a shirt that said "share the road" on it. I have quit feeling sorry for anyone that gets hit for riding their bike on the highway here.
 
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I live on a fairly busy 2-lane rural highway, with a dedicated bike path that runs for something like 10 to 20 MILES. Most casual bicyclists stay on the path. The "hardcore" racing wannabes insist on riding on the road, where (in most areas) there is NO shoulder, and it can be extremely difficult to pass even a bicycle due to the curves and narrow road. Someone got hit and killed in the area a few weeks ago, in fact. The bike/jogging path is probably wide enough to ride bikes 4-wide, yet these fuckers still insist on riding in the highway. I even saw someone riding the other day wearing a shirt that said "share the road" on it. I have quit feeling sorry for anyone that gets hit for riding their bike on the highway here.
No excuse for this.

My little neighborhood area has a dedicated biking lane (there's a very influential guy who owns a bike shop nearby, he sits on the city council and all that), and there's still fucking douche bags all done up like Lance Armstrong that insist on riding in the car lanes.

Like anything else, there's ass holes in every group.
 

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If there's a dedicated bike path, riding on the road should be illegal. The fucked up thing about this is the people who insist on riding on the road are doing so because they don't want to get stuck behind the slower riders on the bike path... yet don't give a fuck that people driving on the road are stuck behind them.
 

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Any Lance Armstrong wannabe on a public bike/walking trail during peak hours in an asshole. Get your ass out of bed and hit the trail at the crack of dawn on Saturday/Sunday if you want to crank along at 25 mph and act out your Tour de Fag fantasies. Do that shit at noon when the trail is filled with tricycles and dog walkers and you're just a massive dick.
 

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I agree with that. A number of the trails around my home have a 15 mph speed limit. How they enforce it I have no idea. It just comes down to common sense. A few years ago a couple of younger kids were farting around on the trail on their bikes. When they executed a u turn similiar to the jogger in Texas who was killed. When they did this a guy all geared up with faggy long hair in a ponytail ran into them. The kids said sorry and the guy angrily said something to the effect of "Yeah it's only a 2,000 dollar frame" Apparently it was damaged in the collision.
I feel the people like that guy are in the minority but there's enough of em to make everyone hate that shit. I love biking but would never trust some 16 year old who's been driving for a few months and can't stop texting to not clip me if I was sharing the road with him.
 
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I even saw someone riding the other day wearing a shirt that said "share the road" on it.
The day I see even one of these people actually wait for a red light is the day I'll share the road with them. Sharing goes both ways.