Indignant Dude Gives San Francisco Cyclists Not One, But Two Middle Fingers

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Sometime one, medium-sized "fuck you" just doesn't suffice.

That seems especially true for those city residents who just can't (or won't) accept the fact that Critical Mass is going to happen in San Francisco the last Friday of month. Here's a recent example of this hyperlocal hatred.

See Also: Man to Critical Mass: F@ck You!


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FayNissenbaum
FayNissenbaum

That's PUNK!


I wish I had a camera for a surreal scene 5 yrs ago. I was walking up california st on CM day. An old man and (presumably) his wife were stuck trying to cross the street going the other way and Pedestrian Right-of-Way was not being followed. The old guy complete with old school Herb Caen era trench coat and hat raised his CANE at the CM column of bikes and croaked "PUBLIC PROPERTY ! LET US CROSS THE STREET!"  No, of course, the cyclists did not. 

I can't help thinking of those old folks whenever crit mass is mentioned. Now that I think about it, has anyone been cited for not yielding to pedestrians?

Elizabeth Rehme
Elizabeth Rehme

Cyclists need regulations. It's a damn free for all in this city. Barely obey traffic lights, signs, lanes, and they need indicator lights so we know what exactly is going on in their heads as they cross three lanes of traffic cause they saw an opportunity. It's insane and I see cyclists screwing people over all the time with their last minute decisions and lack of order. I'm not a driver I'm a pedestrian that watches the close calls every single day. Everyone. .. cars and cyclists. .... be more careful.

Michael Cobb
Michael Cobb

Well that's a class act we're looking at. Even classier comments. Well, I'd have to give him back my two middle fingers riding past him on my bicycle. See I like to share my feelings too. I love how cyclists ignore him. Traffic laws need to be followed by pedestrians and car drivers too... who I see break the law ALL THE TIME. It's monkey, see monkey do out there my amigos. Shitty drivers and shitty pedestrians beget shitty cyclists. Meanwhile life goes on...the world continues to turn... and 'Too Early ToTell'...I can't wait to see your 2000 llbs of GM get falttened by a MUNI Bus :) Always a bigger fish out there mi amigo and might does NOT make right ;)

whateveryousay
whateveryousay topcommenter

Now if they would just obey traffic laws like the rest of us.


Please stop at red lights and stop signs.  Please yield to pedestrians.



Jets For-Life
Jets For-Life

Good for him, critical mass has exhibited some rude and distasteful behavior as well.

Jose JR Vazquez
Jose JR Vazquez

Is age that does this; drives them To hate anyone having a good time?

Jerry Smith
Jerry Smith

Meanwhile the bicyclists just eff everyone. Then they bike to their fave coffee shop, aka The Locker Room, and walk bow legged into Peet's, showing off their tight, but too small, outfits of rainbow colors galore: their pudgy bellies and small marble sized crotches evident to everyone (thus the giggles from even the most casual observer); they then refill water from the "free" pitchers provided, cutting in line and crowd around the bathroom door, smelling like used butt wipes, sweat, and urine ...mass toxicity.

jeanyaste
jeanyaste

people people why do you spend so much time hating?

Pham Vuoch
Pham Vuoch

All for the support of bike riders. But during critical mass majority of the riders are a major A..Hole! They don't have any respect for pedestrian, run the red light. They are the law breakers

Pham Vuoch
Pham Vuoch

Kudos for the guy with the double middle fingers

Chet
Chet

What annoys me the most about Critical Mass is that they do not respect that pedestrians have the right of way when the light turns and the pedestrian is in a cross-walk.  The cyclists think they can just keep running a red light and turning while blocking pedestrians from walking across the street. 


In my family we have one car, and I am not the primary driver.  I almost never drive in the City.  So, I am the "alternative transportation" user that Critical Mass is supposed to celebrate--therefore, you would think they would show me respect, but they treat me just the same as the drivers they cut off.  


If they want to cut off cars, it's illegal (and I do not support it), but at least they are protesting against automobile dependency.  However, cutting off pedestrians is just plain stupid and goes against the principles of Critical Mass.


This last Critical Mass, I patiently waited for the light to turn.  I knew the rude bicyclists would not stop for me.  So, after waiting a minute to give them a chance to obey the law, I simply walked in front of them.  It was fun watching a bunch of bicyclists swerve and curse at me.  I turned around and reminded them that as a pedestrian in a cross-walk, I had the right-of-way, and what they were doing was illegal.  They did not seem impressed, so then I warned them that I would throw them on the ground and beat them to death with their own bikes if they did not yield to me--they quickly got the message and got out of my way.  A few blocks later, Critical Mass crossed my path again.  Once more, I waited for the light to change, then gave the bicyclists a minute to stop breaking the law and let me cross the street, and when they did not, I simply stepped in front of them and watched them scramble.    


I think it is time for a Critical Mass of pedestrians to remind the bicyclists to obey the  law and mind their manners.  

Miles Gutkin
Miles Gutkin

Cyclist asshole douchebags of SF can eat one on me too

Ronald Wylie
Ronald Wylie

Where in the history of San Francisco do we find the rationale for the Cyclists' berserker sense of being participants in a siege ? 20-some years ago, when I first heard of "Critical Mass" I thought it would be a good/fun idea; until I actually experienced one, and encountered cyclists with a brutal attitude toward pedestrians and motorists alike.

Michael Miller
Michael Miller

Cyclists are usually suffering from tunnel vision and a sense of entitlement.

Too Early ToTell
Too Early ToTell

2000 lbs of GM over rules 40 lbs of Schwinn.....That's Murica for ya...

avidcyclist
avidcyclist

Critical mass is the dumbest thing you could be a part of as a cyclist. The last thing we need is to give drivers more of a reason to dislike us. Best thing you can do to be safer... get faster, so you can keep up with traffic, and always wear a helmet!

Daisuke Itoga
Daisuke Itoga

takes 2 to make the world go around :) what ever the cause, the man stands up for what he believes, so kudos! Bikers can reply in kind with the same level of appreciation and enthusiasm to honor the man!

Karen Veney
Karen Veney

As a pedestrian in the city some bike riders are rude. Everyday is a battle in the crosswalk from bikers and cars. Bikers don't stop as if they can't. On a mission as if someone cares.

Jim Johnson
Jim Johnson

Seems one of the cyclists is hiding his face my guess is he's going to break the law

Tom McGrew
Tom McGrew

Don't know what he was pissed about, and I'm sure there are some cyclists that may have deserved it , but is this an example of how we can all get along???

Gerald D. Montgomery III
Gerald D. Montgomery III

I have to agree with the dude. Go ride your bikes in the forest where your not disrupting traffic.

aliasetc
aliasetc topcommenter

That's the fuck you to the cops that let cyclists break every traffic law with a smile. The cops got no balls!

Maurice Rivers
Maurice Rivers

All entitled cyclists who break the law can go to Hell.

Julia Dunn
Julia Dunn

Critical Mass is a mass of jerks

dson
dson

I love Critical Mass but I hate douche bag bicyclists. Realize that you're often practically invisible. Put lights on your bike, please signal your directions, maintain a reasonable speed and don't avoid stop signs and traffic lights by suddenly turning into the crosswalk and pretending you're a pedestrian. 

Mary Chipman
Mary Chipman

Do any of them EVER stop at STOP SIGNS? Traffic laws are for everyone, not just motorized vehicles.

Jessica Fitzpatrick
Jessica Fitzpatrick

What is up with people talking about transplants? Because you know San Francisco was built mainly on explorers, trading, and other resources by people not native to San Francisco. -_-

whateveryousay
whateveryousay topcommenter

And you can be right and dead at the same time.  If some dude on a bike insists on acting on his right-of-way in front of a bus he can be right and dead.

Common sense needs to prevail from time to time...like stopping at stop signs.


bdsl1
bdsl1 topcommenter

Are you talking about car drivers? Cuz you're totally right! 

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