Monday, August 2, 2010

Surprise, surprise, the self-named "Cranky Old Bastard" hates cyclists

Someone who signs their writing "Cranky Old Bastard" writes...

"How many time have we all seen some cocksucking moron on a bike run a red light or blast through a stop sign, usually right in front of us so we have to slam on the brakes and run the risk of being rear-ended."

Seriously? "How many time"? Really? And does this person think that adding "cocksucking moron" makes the argument more persuasive? Being a gay-bashing bigot does not make a person seem more perceptive than the average internet blogger.

Also, COB, we in coherent-thought-land end our questions with question marks.

Thanks for the laugh. I'm so glad that people like you are leading the anti-cyclist charge.

Also, it's ironic that "cranky" is a much-used nickname in cycling, because the "crank" is an important part of a bicycle. And it's ironic that this person has poor web design skills, so that the title of the web page is "Cranky Old Bastard Cyclists Suck". Hee hee! That's gold!

(Sadly, the original post is no longer online. Another surprise. Not. It used to be here.)

17 comments:

  1. Wow, Cranky Old Bastard's website almost gave me a stroke. Thanks, Cranky!

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  2. Cranky Old Bastard's got a tiny penis, that's obviously why he's obsessed with penises.

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  3. What it really is; is that we are all jealous. We wished we had enough money to buy fun little outfits and get on our expensive bikes with our friends and ride side by side talking and having fun. Instead most of us are trying to get to work and don’t have the extra time or cash for cycling hobbies, and see the pro-cyclists and the cycle clubs and wished we had jobs and lives that allowed for self-entitlement. I’m really only being half sarcastic.
    I like singing but I’m not going to go in someone’s office, and do some scales, just because it’s a public place and practice. I like running but never thought to do it at the mall, or other such place that had a specific purpose and use it for whatever I wanted. It would never occur to someone from a lower income bracket to do this. Only someone who had grown up with the "this world is your oyster" mentality would do this. You should ask yourself why you think its okay for others to have to look out for you when you’re enjoying YOUR hobby and they are traveling. Go ride your bike somewhere else ( not talking about cyclist who NEED to get somewhere. It’s not fun to have to ride your bike on the highway to get to work. I have to walk it sometimes and would never think to do it “for fun” ha). I like bikes and sports but it’s ridiculous to put your life at such a risk because of your entitlement issue. I have had many bikes and am a thin and athletic person (just to dispel the "only fat people" have a problem with entitled cyclists) and would never want to risk my life by riding on the highway just because. It’s kind of a social/economic issue. Like a slap in the face to those who can’t “Im going to ride my bike in my fancy suit and get in your way…because I can! And I don’t care that I’m putting both our lives at risk because I have no concern for YOUR life and have no realization of my own mortality. I like to laugh at God and jump from planes too! You gave me this life but I’m pretty sure I can take it away!” And I know this will probably go in one ear and out the other because it seems rude, and I obviously know nothing of the sacred sport, and you will make fun of me for whatever grammar issues and punctuation marks; I don’t care. If I really liked something and had a slight dopamine addiction to it I’d defend it with angry vigor as well. I think I’m going to take up Parkour at construction sites. Those workers better not get in my way. It’s not the cycling. It’s the attitude.

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  4. @Shanaeo Rodriguez: You said it, Shanae! One of the main reasons Seattle pisses me off. They think they are so high and mighty, those men in their skin tight suits. Probably started riding because they fell in love with their bike seats.

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  5. Thanks for taking the time to make my blog hilarious, folks. I mean, who has an office in a public space? Gold, I tells ya.

    Keep up the great work.

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  6. I love the bikers but I hate the annoyances they SOMETIMES cause.

    And just like drivers there are some MAJOR asshole bikers.

    Its not the driver or bikers that suck as a whole its because we are all weak humans who suck at self-control and thinking of others.

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  7. Sara, that is a great comment. A sincere thank you to you. I'm sure cyclists dislike the annoyances that motorists cause. I dislike the annoyance that the bank causes, demanding mortgage payments every year. I hate it when the wrong party forms a government; I mean, *I* didn't vote for that party.

    But just because someone annoys me doesn't mean that that someone has to stop what they're doing.

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  8. I used to work at a store where people would drop their kids off and leave them for hours. I felt like a babysitter. That was annoying. I should have been paid more, babysitters get paid pretty well. I dont care that people have kids...just dont make me watch them.
    I dont mind that people cycle. Just dont make the rest of us your babysitter (and most cyclists do not.....I am only talking about the road cyclists who have blatant disregard for the safety of themselves, and others.) Two pedestrians have been killed in London recently (one incident IS a bit speculative) by cyclists, and one cyclist was killed himself by an Olympic shuttle bus. The driver most likely will be charged with involuntary manslaughter, as he fled the scene. So its not good on either side. We need to set ourselves up for safety. In the fight for the road Im pretty sure motorist would eventually win...they buy gasoline. So politicians would most likely side with motorist.
    I hope Mr. Lloyd that your love of cyling spurs you to fight for some lasting changes in road cyclist safety. A woman who's child was killed in her driveway started legislation that will put cameras on the back of all vehicles by 2014. Maybe we need some side cameras too? Maybe we need to make sure that specific highways or roads are designated "safe cycling" roads with wider lanes and no blind curves?
    So far increases in fines for cyclists has been the solution. I dont think that is a good solution. The subject of the fines have little to do with the problem.
    So unless you want to have to pay a cyclist registration fee and be subject to fines, maybe you should focus a site that has solutions rather than making fun of people. I am not saying that in a rude "your wasting your time" kind of way. Just a positive suggestion for the sport you love!

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  9. The blogger is a fool. Their mocking tone is simply provocative. They are contributing to nothing.

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  10. Fuck cyclists. Anytime I walk down the street some ninny on a $7,000 wuss-machine (aka a bike) almost hits me, and when they do clip me, they keep going. Cyclists have no fucking respect, their god is a doping Texas liar, and they take themselves way too seriously. Cyclists also ride on the sidewalk and if you the pedestrian aren't always alert will come close to hitting you. Fuck cyclists, fuck you, and fuck everyone like you.

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    1. Didn't have the backbone to use your real name Anonymous!
      Here are some facts:
      http://airyourview.com/Editorials/Ed001514A00000000.aspx

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  11. Ha ha ha! Hoooo boy, that's rich. Wow. That just made blogging and cycling worthwhile.

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  12. yeah cause you have what 80 sites devoted to cycling. ugh. i hate cycling, a useless waste of time, like blogging, or answering deliberately trolling comments on old blog posts ;)

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  13. Cyclists are a bunch of low lifes. They should (and are supposed to) be made to follow the same rules as vehicles. It always suprises me when one is injured in my area and they act so surprised. Lets see, a 4,000 lb vehicle runs into a 90 pound weakling on a 6 lb bike. What do you think is going to happen. Ride 3 across on a narrow, curvy, 1 1/2 lane road and your surprised somebody comes around the corner and runs you over. Darwin had a point....

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    1. What like car drivers follow the rules! Hahaha
      http://airyourview.com/Editorials/Ed001514A00000000.aspx
      The truth is, you are just burning up inside because cyclists can get away with it!

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  14. I don't hate cyclists. I just want them to follow the law, like everyone else.

    http://jailthisbicyclist.wordpress.com/

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  15. Right, so you don't mind cyclists who obey the law. So your disapproval is based only on whether people break the law, and is not related to their chosen form of transportation. Excellent!

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