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Thursday, June 19, 2014

AN OPEN LETTER TO DRIVERS FROM A CYCLIST | Bike198

Lately, there has been a lot of press about cyclists and motorists not getting along. This shouldn’t really be any surprise as I rarely see any good news on the news but it does seem to be getting more attention as of late after some very unfortunate events. As I look at the ongoing feud be between drivers and cyclists, it really made me sit down and think a couple of things that just might help the drivers out there see our side of things. So here is the truth straight out of a cyclists mount/keyboard…

WE HATE ASSHOLE ROAD BIKERS AS MUCH AS YOU DO

You know the type. They take up all of the road, run three wide for no reason, run stop signs and disobey other traffic laws, preach about “sharing the road” and end up attempting to own it…they throw water bottles at cars, cuss at drivers and generally look like nothing but irate assholes every time they are on a bike. Unfortunately, they are the smallest percentage of cyclists on the planet but when you encounter one…it feels like they are all that way.  This is no different than encountering a bad driver on the road that isn’t paying attention or one that goes far too slow in the fast lane. There are plenty of drivers around you that aren’t irritating assholes but at that moment…it feels like everyone is.

These irate/asshole cyclists not only give us a bad name in general, they also make the roads less safe for the rest of us by antagonizing drivers. We absolutely hate these riders as much as you do. You are not alone.

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