Saturday, July 19, 2008

Bike culture rolls into the mainstream

BY KAREN VON HAHN From The Globe and Mail
July 19, 2008
I love driving a car. There, I've come out with it: the worst, most inflammatory statement anyone can make at this moment in history.

But seriously, I do enjoy driving, even if I lament what North American auto dependence has wrought, in wretchedly unwalkable cities and car-centric sprawl, as I also enjoy walking. What I find as both a driver and a pedestrian, however, is that it is becoming increasingly difficult to love my fellow cyclists, who are now so empowered by their environmental correctness that they have begun to proclaim their own (naturally superior and far more fashionable) bike "culture." read more here

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, four went to H last night at CM. People need to stop getting wrapped up in their conversations and ride their bikes in straight lines!

Bello Velo said...

What?

Are u 4 real buddy? said...

Four went to H? what does that mean? Hospital? Hope not!

CM isn't about straight lines but nobody wants anyone hurt. Ever. Its about celebrating cycling.

Like always in cycling, every cyclists is always responsible for their own safety-- though typically, cyclists do warn others about turning, slowing, stopping, pothole, etc.

Please let us know who was hurt, we do care. And tell us how they are doing.

We also don't know if that posting is a fake- just anti-CM rhetoric (maybe sccc crap?)

Anonymous said...

I didn't C NE 1 hurt. Is this 4 real? rumour?

Bello Velo said...

it smells like bullshit. must be.

Bello Velo said...

BTW: I rode back with everyone to the courthouse nothing happened except for people smiling.