This is how we praise the sun!
- Feb 7, 2011
- 3 children in a trench coat
MAYBE THEY SHOULDN'T ALL BE RIDING TOGETHER IN A BIG CLUMP THEN!^This. I don't care what the laws/rules are, cyclists should use sidewalks just like pedestrians for their own safety. We have quite a few cycling groups around here; it's not uncommon to see 20-30 of them bunched up using the road with cars doing 40-50mph whizzing right by them. Not sure if you've seen cycling accidents before, but when you've got that many people riding that close together, all it takes is one crack in the road, gravel, or pot hole to turn one person's mistake into a substantial wreck for a dozen others. Now compound that with the chance a car being right there at the wrong time, several people could be injured if not killed in a split second. I always get as far away as the lanes of the road allow and I slow way down when driving near those groups.
I fucking hate dealing with cyclists. They don't follow the rules of the road, they often run lights and stop signs. When they do stop it takes them forever to get going so they're blocking traffic. When they ride in a massive clump they tend to take up additional lanes instead of stretching out single file in the bicycle lane the way they're meant to. Their existence slows down traffic during rush hour and the reason they're constantly getting injured by cars is because they're not riding defensively and think that they have the right of way in all situations. Bicycles should have to yield to everyone. They aren't a real mode of transportation, they're a hobby.
Also fuck cyclists on sidewalks. I had one run into me from behind when I was a kid, and ended up falling and breaking both my wrists. The fucker didn't even apologize.