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Apologies from a cyclist to a walker

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Apologies from a cyclist to a walker

Postby b.cyclist » Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:59 am

Not sure where the best place is, but thought I would start here.

To the pedestrian I nearly ran into tonight (Wed 12/12/12 around 10:30 pm on the SW commuter). Please accept my sincerest apologies. I shouldn't have gotten upset with you, I should have apologized politely and let you be on your way without any additional retort.
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Re: Apologies from a cyclist to a walker

Postby Ned Flanders » Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:52 pm

Where's Schwinn Man when we need him?
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Re: Apologies from a cyclist to a walker

Postby WestSideYuppie » Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:45 pm

At your service.

I wonder, was the walker by any chance dressed in all black from head to toe?
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Re: Apologies from a cyclist to a walker

Postby WestSideYuppie » Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:48 pm

Oops, I just discovered that there's actually a recognized Schwinn Man on the forum.
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Re: Apologies from a cyclist to a walker

Postby snoqueen » Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:49 pm

That is a model apology, b.cyclist. No excuses, no blaming the other party, brief and to the point.
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Re: Apologies from a cyclist to a walker

Postby john_titor » Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:25 pm

I agree. I thought quite a bit about this post. I wish more would admit and apologize when they are wrong. I hope you find the forgiveness you are looking for.
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Re: Apologies from a cyclist to a walker

Postby Ned Flanders » Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:47 am

WestSideYuppie wrote:Oops, I just discovered that there's actually a recognized Schwinn Man on the forum.


Please sir. He is a hero to many of us.
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Re: Apologies from a cyclist to a walker

Postby Ducatista » Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:38 pm

john_titor wrote:I hope you find the forgiveness you are looking for.

The way I read it, part of the beauty is that he/she doesn't appear to be looking for anything.
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Re: Apologies from a cyclist to a walker

Postby Dairylander » Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:12 pm

I was driving down Monroe St. in rush hour and this guy pulled a real asshole move and intentionally cut me off. He ended up in front of me at the next red light. He put his car in park, got out of his car and started walking toward me. I rolled down my window and leaned out. He said a quick but earnest apology for being a dick, then ran back to his car.
Only in Madison.
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Re: Apologies from a cyclist to a walker

Postby narcoleptish » Sat Dec 22, 2012 5:58 pm

I agree that was a nice apology. Well done.

I however do not apologize for the thoughts I had about the 5 or 6 people who I encountered during and immediately after the blizzard who insisted on riding down the middle of the road at a shaky and unstable 3-4 MPH.

You knew someone was going to say it..
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Re: Apologies from a cyclist to a walker

Postby fennel » Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:47 am

What, you didn't even give them a little love tap?

My bumper, your bumper: whaddya think? I'm behind you 150%!
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Re: Apologies from a cyclist to a walker

Postby WestSideYuppie » Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:44 pm

I couldn't even get out of my driveway on my bike on Thursday. My front wheel just dug itself into the mush, and I ground to a dead stop.

Of course I wasn't planning on riding in the street. I was just going to take it over to the park and re-live my childhood.
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