Wednesday, May 30, 2012

inner peace... inner peace...

It's like Master Shifu trying to find inner peace with Po...

You must become one with your inner being to be at peace with your decision to ride a bike on the roads with idiots...

 Inner peace...

Strike 1 (actually 2, but I omitted another moron motorist story that happened a few weeks ago) was last week when I watched a cyclists get harassed by a driver for no apparent reason other than the over weight driver of a very ugly old Honda accord was just having a bad hair day.

He thought it appropriate to stop, yell and flip off the cyclists for making him wait an extra 5 seconds to pass.  The nerve...

Inner peace...

Strike 2 was yesterday over lunch riding hill repeats on a nasty little 8% incline 4 miles from my house.  Nice quiet little road that's in decent condition and a small connector road to major streets, but not as well known.

As I rode up the hill for the 5th time, an older retired looking gentlemen slowed down to pass, matching my speed to roll down his window and inform me, "that's what sidewalks are for", and sped off.

Putz.

Inner peace...

Dude, sidewalks are for pedestrians. It was a sidewalk, not a bike path.  It was in a sad state of repair and there were people walking on it.  Get a clue.  I'm sorry if I disrupted your day by forcing you to slow down and inform me of the existence of the sidewalk, but that's life.

Inner peace...

Really people?  Are we a society in that much of a hurry or that adverse to others getting some exercise in that we feel the need to police the roads from cyclists that actually obey the traffic rules?

Am I alone in the expectation that we could all get along out there?

Inner peace...
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