Bicyclists Addendum

by David Monday, October 19, 2009 1:10 PM

This is a follow-up to my original post about bicyclists.  A few of the comments that came through made me laugh, but were right on point, so I thought the post deserved a follow-up.

1. Just because spandex will stretch to almost any size, does not mean you should be wearing it, or at the very least, wearing it while on your bicycle peddling away.  I’m no small guy, and seeing someone with spandex slag hanging over the sides of the seat is just too much too handle.

2. Ride with traffic cause riding against traffic scares the hell out of the people driving, and besides, getting rear ended is a lot safer then getting hit head-on. 

3. Keep you bloody head up and watch the road and those around you.  Staring down at the grown, or checking out the blonde on the side of the road is dangerous, because you won’t see that dead raccoon in the road until it’s too late.

4. Yea it’s cool how you can just zip between cars that are stopped at a light, but don’t get pissed at me if I need to open my door to dump my cold coffee out just as your coming by.

5. Wear whatever color/style of shorts you want, but for the love of all that is holy, cover them up with something that doesn’t blind a person in the sun or make me try to see the happy face on your ass.

6. Some bicycle folks shave their legs, for whatever reason, which is fine, weird, but fine.  So either shave them, wear pants, or just go “au’natural”, but please, oh please, don’t grease them up, it just isn’t natural.

Well that’s it for now, until later!

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by David Sunday, October 11, 2009 12:45 PM

If you ride a bicycle, unless your under the age of 10, then you should know that as a bicycle rider you are subject to the same traffic laws of people driving cars.  You should also know, but just in case you don’t, people in cars don’t always see you, so you should see them first.

This is for all you that think you can zip through intersections, run traffic lights, run through stop signs, and generally do whatever the hell you want because your on a bike and the people in the cars need to get out of your way.

Grow up, and follow the common sense or at the very least, follow the law.  Yes you look so sexy in your spandex and shaved legs and cool looking helmet, but your pissing everybody off and your going to get hurt, or worse, cause an accident where other people get hurt.

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