This is quick and there’s just one “I Don’t Care”, but it came to me today as I was sitting on a bus going 4 mph behind a guy in a suit, riding a bike in the street.
Quick rant, ready? Go!
I don’t care if the powers that be deem it okay, if you are riding your bicycle in the road you should be bitch slapped for being ignorant. It’s not the 1800’s anymore, it’s 2011 and there are vehicles that weigh in the thousands and thousands of pounds and you want to share the road with them? Are you kidding me?
There is no realistic explanation that anyone could give me that would prove to me that riding your bike in the road (with buses, cars, trucks, BIG trucks, etc…) is a good idea. It’s moronic.
Every time I see someone in the road on their bike it irritates me beyond belief, when I’m the one in the car having to wait behind some fool on a bike in the road. There’s no reason anyone driving an automobile on the road at the speed limit of, generally, 30 mph should have to wait behind a bike travelling at roughly 5-10 mph. They have bikes that can go the speed limit, their called motorcycles.
Want to know why I have never ridden my bike in the road? Because that’s where the fucking cars are!!!