The bicycling controversy continues

From  Speak Out today:

Biking reality

TWO BIKERS have made their cases, and I’m sure they are right. The only problem is that convincing everyone they are right will not bring them back to life when hit in the dark at the crest of a hill or mend bones when hit by a sleepy motorist.

Right, got it.  We’ve got a right to be on the road, but you’ll kill us because you’re incompetent.

7 Responses to “The bicycling controversy continues”

  1. K says:

    What’s a sleepy motorist doing on the road, anyway?

  2. K says:

    Oh, I have decided, as of today, to buy this bike. Described as the bike for the moderately fit person who wants to cycle to work, up hills. That’s me. I hope I can find a new home for my well-used 1992-vintage purple mountain bike, though. It’s done me well for the last fifteen years…

  3. Reno says:

    Can people from out of the area post comments? Because I really, really want to post something like this:

    “That’s an excellent point, so excellent that I have decided I will no longer let my children out of the house, ever. Of course, they have the right to walk down the sidewalk, but that right won’t bring them back to life when a drunk motorist hops the curb and runs them over. They have the right to cross the street at a light, but that right won’t mend their severed spinal cords when a tired motorist thoughtlessly runs a red. No, from now on the kids are house-bound. I thought about driving them places, because they have the right to sit safely seatbelted in the back seat of my car, but that right won’t help the brain damage they could incur when some cell-phone addicted idiot in an SUV plows into us broadside when the phone rings. From now on, I am keeping my children under lock and key. The only alternative is to expect others to drive safely and considerately, and what I have learned from reading comments here is that this expectation is absurd.”

    Never mind that I don’t have kids, or even a house.

  4. Allen says:

    Reno –

    Oh, you bet. I think that’s a lovely comment, and you should send it on in.

  5. Allen says:

    K –

    Something went wrong with the link to your new bike-to-be. Could you post it again?

  6. K says:

    I think it might be because the url is too long – it’s a huge random string of symbols.

    Here’s a TinyUrl:

    Or it’s the first result if you google “Revolution Streetfinder”. (Which brought up one for sale on a local website, second-hand, this year’s model and apparently only four months old with nothing wrong with it. Hmmm. I wonder if it’s nicked…)

  7. Reno says:

    Done. I don’t even feel guilty about the fact that I don’t have kids/house. Satire is its own justification.

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