I’m going to vent a bit here…
I may have said this before, but people in big SUV’s…Excursions, Expedition, Tahoe, and the like all seem to think they are smaller than what they really are. They remind me of the evil step sisters in Cinderella trying on the glass slipper…they can’t fit cuz their feet are way too big!
That’s the same with big SUV’s. They maneuver them around town…especially around schools as if they are this tiny little Mazda Miata…you know the type, weaving in and out of traffic, parking in spaces clearly marked for “compact” and not seeing any cyclists that are on the road.
I’m guessing this must be a SoCal thing, but more so in Orange County, but people…LOVE their big SUV’s. Owning one would be the same as a middle aged man marrying a 22 year old blonde bombshell. These vehicles represent a social status for these owners, I guess it makes them feel rich or something. But c’mon! How rich do you feel when you’re shelling out almost $100 per tank of gas!
The kind I can’t stand the most are the SUV/Big trucks that have the front end lifted higher than the rear end. They try to make it look like a desert pre-runner, but absolutely has no use in the middle of Orange County driving down the 405 freeway. When they lift their trucks like that, they have a hard time seeing what’s in front of them and all around the truck. Which makes them a bigger risk for cyclists on the road.
Ok tantrum is over….phew…that felt much better!