Hello and welcome back! You probably thought I was going to pepper you with videos and pictures of last weekend’s Cyclocross race but I though I would post this instead.
As I was reading my Facebook feed, my local news posted a video of the difference of riding a bike in Denmark versus the United States. I thought that was cool, but it looks like most commenters thought otherwise:
Yes I do own a car, most bike commuters own cars, we do pay registrations and we surely pay taxes unlike our President-Elect. The effects of riding a bike on a road are so minimal and if drivers would accept that we are part of traffic, there would not be a need to build separate bike lanes.
And then there are the assholes who are “inconvenienced” by us. How long does it take to pass a cyclist? Four? Ten seconds Max? Oh but noooo, you are way more important and riding my bike to work will constitute an act of socialism. Get over yourself.
But let’s use common sense and use the sidewalk instead!!!
Oh wait maybe not because we may “come out of nowhere”
And of course you have the troll, but poor dumbass, no one took the bait.
So listen up motorists and cyclists, I pay taxes and insurance, I drive a car, I ride a bike, I use public transportation, I follow the rules when I drive, I follow the rules when I ride my bike, I respect drivers, motorcyclists, cyclists and pedestrians. It is not too fucking hard.