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How about this one:

SOUTH TOLEDO -- A man riding his bicycle to work was shot and killed just after sunrise Tuesday morning in South Toledo.

It was his first day of riding his bicycle to work.

The victim, 46-year-old David Babcock, was riding his bicycle trying to save gasoline in these tough economic times when he was shot in the face by an unknown assailant, Toledo Police detectives say


http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,383942,00.html
 

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what the hell is wrong with your country that everybody hates cyclists. I never hear about that sort of thing up here in Canada. I've never been shouted at or swerved at and people in cars are actually quite curtious to bikes, often times even moving to the opposite lane on a 2 lane road to give space.
 

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superflychief said:
what the hell is wrong with your country that everybody hates cyclists.....................
You totally missed the issue. It had nothing to do with being a cyclist. It had everything to do with being black.

Read the article for details on his hate filled rant, if you can stomach it.

"Daytona police reports indicated that Cosby just had a breakup with his girlfriend who was involved in a relationship with a black man, Minor reported."
 

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superflychief said:
what the hell is wrong with your country that everybody hates cyclists. I never hear about that sort of thing up here in Canada. I've never been shouted at or swerved at and people in cars are actually quite curtious to bikes, often times even moving to the opposite lane on a 2 lane road to give space.
Damned good question. I'm not at all sure I have anything like the correct ans., or even if there is ANY correct ans., but here's my opinion.

From the very beginning of our country, we've been a wild & woolly lot. When Caucasians first came here, they regarded the entire country as "theirs." It was, I believe, a sense of entitlement. Europeans usurped whatever they wanted with little resistance, save other European powers. The country was wild and unsettled. People needed weapons to hunt, and to protect their families from dangers both real and imagined.

Since we got started that way, it became a tradition, and then a mindset. The way to get what you want is by violence. If someone gets in your way, stick a shotgun up their a$$ and blow their head off. I need all these guns. I'm a hobbyist and a collector. I use this tec-9 machine gun to hunt rabbits and squirrels, so my family can eat. I have the RIGHT to own guns. Guns are good, and they're definitely needed in our society.

But even more than violence (or mostly neck & neck) is the sense of entitlement. You can't deny me that. I have the right. That's right pal...I know my rights. I'll sue your a$$ if you even try it. This is a free country, and I have the right to do and say whatever I want, whenever I want. It's the karma of the whole country. Of course there are plenty of exceptions, but, IMO, taken as a whole that's who we are as a country. Cowboys.

What the hell does this have to do with cycling? Plenty, actually. I have the RIGHT to ride/drive here. If anybody gets in my way, delays me, annoys me, inconveniences me, scares me, I'll try very hard to make sure that they're punished. I'll either sue them, sick the law on them, or commit an act of violence on them.

Well, IMO, that's who we are as a nation. Who are you?
 

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