View Full Version : chill out on the bridge man!

07-24-2007, 09:23 PM
everyone knows that the bridge is crowded, and even super crowded climbing up to it westbound in the morning.
but to call me a "f____ing child" because i rode on the sidewalk is just that, CHILDISH.

the bike lane is what, 5 feet wide, and to pass on the left in morning traffic isnt always feasible with cars and other slow riders. i understand that, and that is why i chose to ride on the sidewalk (the one that we are all forced to ride on 100 meters further down the road) to pass everyone safely, and without any surprises (like veering out to pass a slow rider w/out checking your blindspot).

i love that there is actually bike congestion in the mornings. that is so cool. i cant wait for the extra wide bike lane on the bridge right after the light. it will actually allow for all speeds of riders to pass safely. just dont get bent out of shape when you see me doing something that you should have thought of first. there are no minimum speeds for bikes and that creates mucho confusion and congestion with those who ride 15mph to work, and those who coast on their townies at 5 mph. dont getted pissed when someone rides faster than you. it doesnt matter if they do. nothing i did was close to unsafe, so realize that you are on a bike, not in a humvee, and that EVERYONE has the right to pedal to the beat of a different drummer. i didnt call you a fat ass slowpoke did i?

ps- i had my bell on my bike, i didnt pass anyone on the blind corner dropping down to the esplanade, and there were no pedestrians present (if there had been, i would have been waiting an eternity to get downtown). some of you readers probably saw me today.