My name is Lindsay. The last time I rode a bike was in a spin class. What am I doing on this site? Trying to gather some information for an article I’m writing about YOU, Sir/Madam Bicyclist.
Someone gave me a bike about a year ago. I rode it down Beacon Street, once. And then gave it away… because these Boston drivers are assnuts. And because I tend to break and bruise easily. To quote a comment that was left a few days ago—”If so many cyclist[s] are so nervous or worried about cycling on the roads, then get off the road, because you’re a danger to the rest of us”—Well, I’m that cyclist, or I was, and my apologies… but in this Green Collar world, more people are ditching the gas guzzlers and returning to the childhood glory days of spokes and handlebars. If you want cars to share the road, don’t you also need to share the road with neophyte cyclists? Cause, really, how does anyone get better at biking?
So really… Are these hipsters driving you nuts? Is their irresponsible riding making it harder for drivers to take the seasoned rider seriously? And what needs to change? What kind of middle ground needs to be reached? And are these bike lanes making any difference?
And if riding is so dangerous, and if those polls are accurate, and most of you have done grave injury to your body… and if riding isn’t a necessity in your life… what’s the point? Why ride?
Feel free to rant… I would love hear what you have to say
Thanks guys. G’day.
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