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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Despite being a cyclist myself, I truly dislike other cyclists sometimes - like this douche canoe

13 comments:

Squiggles said...

If the owner is on the upper level and not paying attention to the bike, why doesn't someone chuck it off the train? Solves many problems.

Anonymous said...

You posted this at 2:07pm on a Sunday. Not busy at that time and definitely not a rush hour train. Guessing this didn't disturb your commute directly so.....

C.J. Smith said...

It's not my photo!!!
Time is not the point. Stay and watch your bike.

Anonymous said...

I've brought my bike on Niagara Falls train trips to tour around for the day and they actually announce to place bikes in the bike cars or in ends where permitted and travel upstairs. Regardless, hardly worthy of "douche canoe" status......

C.J. Smith said...

Good to know. As for me, I'd make sure I wasn't denying any one a seat. Secondly, I don't know how much your bike costs but I value mine too much to leave it unattended on an all stops train. I trust no one.
I presume the bike coaches provide a method to lock the bikes?
And finally, there are lots of cyclists worthy of douche canoe status.

Lori Maszkowski said...

I am pretty sure that picture posted awhile back with the fines listed, had one for unattended bikes. And yes, I've seen that car, the lower level is mostly bike racks.

moog said...

Just sit with your bike. How hard is this?

moog said...

Just sit with your bike. How hard is this?

Pat Smith said...

I would take my bike into the city if I knew which coaches had bike racks.

C.J. Smith said...

None do, except for the LSW where it runs to Niagara seasonally, as GO Transit is a commuter system. Its coaches are designed to carry people to and from work. They were never designed for leisure. You can't bring bikes, kayaks, eBikes, wagons, canoes, etc. on board whenever you feel like it (it would be nice, but not reality).
During rush hour, the rules are quite strict because of crowding. The platforms at Union are narrow and were never designed for bikes.
Don't shoot me. I didn't plan this.

Pat Smith said...

True. Cannot imagine trying to carry my bike down those narrow crowded staircases off the platforms. Dream aborted!

Nora1968 said...

Apparently, according to the fellow who was taking up 2 seats on the 5:47 am (yes, I know) LSE from Oshawa, you CAN take bikes on rush hour trains if they're the foldable kind. He smiled winningly as he assured me that "he checked". Not much I could say but the guy was still using more than the one seat his butt required so I was surprised that GO would OK this exception...

Sean Marshall said...

My biggest problem is the way the bike is positioned. If I brought my bike aboard (which I do on weekends on occasion), it's hard get it inside the designated area, especially with the bike owner upstairs.

And if it's a mostly empty train, I'll take a seat elsewhere on the lower level (I like looking out the window), but in sight of my bike.