I live in a residential building in india and we are allotted only one parking space per flat . So when i went out to buy essential items i came back to find my parking occupied and immediately called the security . He went a fetched the owner of the car and lo , enter the Em . I ask her to move her car as i need to park my bike there . She tells me that since i own a bike i need to park it outside and her Son deserves the parking for his new car . I refuse to budge and demand that she takes her car out or else that i will proceed legally if she doesn't move out. She did so and moved the car , but not without calling me a mallu and then moving her car (She is a North Indian and has infact settled in my state and yet has the courage to call me so ).
So this happened a while ago in a small town in the middle of nowhere. Its a community built network of mountain bike trails that the community helps maintain and build more trails to ride on for our enjoyment. The trails started in my cousins back yard and before, he was the only one involved so the trails were very small but soon, he got many of his neighbors involved to help maintain and build more trails and it became a decent sized network of trails. Since it is his private property, he request people ask before they go on his trails and he lets most people in. One day, we were wanted to ride on a downhill trail with many cool features, things like jumps, logs to hop over, homemade skinny bridge out of wood planks, drops and much more. This particular day, there was a sign planted into the ground on the entrance of the trail saying " Reserved for Karen and her family". At first, we thought this was very entitled and rude, just barging into his property and blocking it off from t... keep reading on reddit ➡
So I live near a bike path, and since the beginning of the pandemic, I have been biking it a lot. It is about 10 miles long, and is skinny, so not big enough for too many people. Of course, other people are also there.
Yesterday, I went out for my bike ride, and I saw this kid biking, with a SUV In front of him, like an escort. They were going the opposite way, and when the car saw me, the person inside told me to go off the path so they could go by. Now listen. There is no way that cars are allowed here, and it is clearly marked so. Every intersection of the path said no cars, and there were poles blocking the path. She must have just pulled around them somehow. I confronted her. EM is the mom, M is me. The kid was not a big part of it, so their just the kid
EM: Pull over, I’m coming through!
M: You can’t drive here! It’s a bike path, not a road!
EM: I’m escorting my kid so he doesn’t get hurt or kidnapped. Move and stop blocking my car idiot.
M: Then bike with him, don’t dri... keep reading on reddit ➡
They want to be treated like cars and act like bikes. They follow the rules of cars unless it’s convenient for them not to. And then they have the nerve to criticize both pedestrians and motorists for acting like pedestrians and motorists on sidewalks and roads.
Hey, I just turned 18, I'm a girl, and quite unfit, even though I love biking. I got a biking camp job for the summer, but the location is 9.2 km away. I thought it would be okay because I have an electric bike, and it won't be tiring at all.
My mom wants me to quit the job because it is too far away and she says I will be too burnt out. She's mainly concerned because I very recently recovered from an eating disorder which made me very underweight. I'm completely better now though.
Do you think it would be a bad idea for me to bike 9.2 km to and from work, where I will be spending all day outside teaching kids to bike as well? Would I be too tired? I am definitely not athletic, kind of on the weak side.
Edit: I am overwhelmed by all the help. Thank you so much to everyone, it means so much to me. However, Sorry to bother you all, but my mom is telling me to quit the job because I might get COVID-19. She's 60 years old, and if I get the virus, she will definitely get it... keep reading on reddit ➡
I thought he would only be gone for a few hours. He was just gonna head up north here in jersey to see his family. He flew in from California (stationed there)
This is the last time I’m letting somebody borrow my stuff, especially a vehicle good god. I know him well so no way he would steal it, that all just wouldn’t make sense in this situation
Update: guys all is well(pending actually) Holy shit I didn’t think this would blow up like this but thank u all for the advice. I’ve been on the phone with the hospitals and police department. He finally called me claiming his phone broke and he replaced it. I was extremely angry but very relieved.
So it was lack of communications and somebody mentioned that, he didn’t go home but I thought he told me that. He actually ended up going with his other riding buddies to Longport beach, I guess the beaches opened this weekend finally during this whole virus situation. But his phone broke...idk I remember him having one of t... keep reading on reddit ➡
There seem to be loads of questions about bikes that are barely a few weeks old. For these people why wasn't your first thought to call the shop where you bought it?
I'm a bike mechanic at a fairly big shop, every few weeks someone comes in with a nearly new bike with an issue they've tried to fix themselves and made it worse, or complains about an easily solved problem that they have put up with for months! Most shops will be more than happy to fix any problems in the first few months for free, you've paid for a service so use it!
Edit: thanks for all the comments, I'm sorry so many of you have had poor experiences. I've worked as a professional mechanic for the past 6 years and worked with some amazing mechanics and some truly awful ones! Unfortunately, it's a little hit and miss with shops sometimes, chances are there's probably an awesome shop in your area somewhere it's just finding it!
Would you use it or not?
Edit: apparently such a thing already exists and is called EuroVelo!
Edit #2: Thank you for all your responses! It seems like a lot of people are excited about this idea and further developing EuroVelo in the future, particularly for short to midrange travel. :D