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  1. lindsay berkebile
    August 8, 2014 @ 2:09 pm

    Dana. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for posting this. My heart goes out to you and I connect with this so much. I actually am scared to go cycle outside in LA most of the time so I only do my long rides outside (which is terrible) but the drivers here DO NOT respect cyclists (although there are a TON here in La). Robin knows that Its a rare and good ride if I come home and only one person called me a “C” word (just for riding in the left most lane). or tried to (yes on purpose) to run me off the road. Soemtimes I am able to chase down the car and at a stop light ask them why my life is worth ending for them to make a statement about how they feel about a cyclist on the road. They just ignore me. Ive cried on the side of the road before out of frustration because I can’t UNDERSTAND the thought process of drivers….who see a girl on a bike on a 4 lane road…and make a conscious decision to not move over even 5 inches or change lanes and end up hitting me with their mirror and calling me a B word… I wish I could say this has only happened once…..

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    • jbswdz
      August 8, 2014 @ 4:37 pm

      Thank you so much for sharing. It is so so frustrating. Always stay safe and maybe one day the laws will be better and maybe one day more drivers will have more respect. I am so sorry the frustration can cause tears but I totally understand!

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  2. lindsay berkebile
    August 8, 2014 @ 2:09 pm

    on a lighter note that bike set up is DOPE. Also your house decoration is in the same vein as mine. Rustic industrial <3 Im obsessed with you house!

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    • jbswdz
      August 8, 2014 @ 4:39 pm

      Come out and visit. It was a labor of love and we are still not done. I refuse to settle on one thing! I am just sad the poor bike has been sitting there since we moved in and he said he things he will only ride outside to race now. I hope he will get over that too.

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      • lindsay berkebile
        August 10, 2014 @ 8:32 pm

        Maybe I will visit 🙂 only if your husband trains with me some! ha! I too have stopped cycling outside recently….a week ago I crashed my motorcycle and have been scared of 2 wheel adventures….but Robin assures me i just need to give it time :). Im sure he is right. I just keep reliving the feeling of crashing when I go outside…

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  3. Anna
    August 8, 2014 @ 7:46 pm

    How rude are people? Unbelievable! I am so sorry your husband was hit by a drunk driver 🙁 My son and I were hit last winter on our way to school by a guy who ran the red light. It was my first ever accident and it was terrifying. We did not get seriously hurt, but I stopped driving long distance for the rest of the winter.
    My BF does NOT like biking for the same reason. People are rude or purposely driving inches away and it scares him. He does a lot of it inside even in summer 🙁 which is already too short in this area.

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