The Obnoxious Bike Rider Rant
I’d first like to state for the record that I am a huge supporter of all forms of bike riding, bike riding competition, bike riding for fun and bike riding as a means of transportation.
I am also all about bike rider safety and hope all bike riders wear light colored clothing with reflectors and take every precaution to keep themselves safe on the road. Now that I’m older and my eyes get worse and worse each year I understand how difficult it can be to see dark objects at night and why the reflective strips and light colored clothing is. I hope everyone everywhere respects bike riders and bike riders safety.
Now having said all that I would like to ask a little favor of all the bike riders out there. For the love of Christ if you are out for a bike ride could you please please please stay as close as you can safely stay to the right hand side of the road?
As I was just coming back from making a lobster delivery I get behind a row of about 10 bicyclists. Out for a leisurely ride and on busy rogers street about half of them are 6-7 feet into the middle of the road while there is a line of cars behind me and a ton of oncoming traffic on the other side of the road.
If you safely hug the right hand side of the road I’d have no problem passing right by you but you grape smuggler funny bicycle short wearing bananaheads feel it necessary to take up the whole road. I could floor it and squeak around your inconsiderate ass but that’s not my style. As the Mrs constantly reminds me I drive like a grandmother, a slowpoke.
And why is it that there seems to be a correlation between the outrageousness of the bicycle outfit and the obnoxiousness of the road hogging.
Like the crazier the outfit the more of the road the feel they own.
I ask that if you are a bicycle rider and again you should be commended for trying to stay fit with such a great outdoor activity, but please try to be considerate of the folks that share the road with you and stay as closely to the right hand side of the road as you can. Us motor vehicle operators want nothing but the safest of driving environments for you.
You just know this dude doesn’t give a shit who is behind him-
Forget about these guys- I’m guessing they ride in formation five across, blocking entire lanes while holding conversations about their nut sacks and how they could possibly mash their junk up more.-