Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Ah, cool weather cycling has arrived!

As the weather slowly chills, the fair weather cyclists pack it up and get off the road!  Good riddance!  Not nice, I know.  However, cycling in the warmer months was not only less comfortable, but way too crowded!  It was dangerous as well.  Just because cyclists are separated from automobiles in some way whether that be in a bike lane or a recreational path doesn't mean they're safer.  Sometimes I swear, cyclists are a danger to themselves and each other!  They are often oblivious to one another.  Speed is not the issue, the lack of consideration is the issue.  The wrong way cyclists make me bonkers!  Some have the decency to pause and allow one to pass, but some are fresh and test one's temper.  Then there are bikers who try to squeeze past you on the left in the middle of traffic without warning--they provoke most evil thoughts!  However, this is merely the human condition at work and almost to be expected.  The trouble is that it's dangerous.  It's also very hard to regulate.  When cyclists are in the midst of traffic with cars, they usually behave better with one another.  Perhaps it unites us!  All I know is it's cool, I am hardly sweating, feeling strong and riding real nice.  I'm gonna be good for the next three seasons ahead.


At October 20, 2010 at 9:13 AM , Anonymous Dylan said...

I know what you mean, there are some terrible cyclists out there in the summer. There should be a test akin to the driving test!


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