The wheels go around

January 23, 2008 at 1:59 pm (Uncategorized) (, , )

I like people on bikes. Actually, wait, I don’t. These menaces on the road are second only to drunk drivers. Not even cellphone-wielding motorists infuriate me as much as people on bikes – motorbike and BMX types – are dangerous.

I know I shouldn’t generalise but I have never had a person on a bike drive next to or in front of me without doing something that puts his (and it’s always been a he) life in danger.

I’ve always felt sorry for people on bikes because motorists always seemed so mean. But now I know why people in cars are like that – people on bikes simply don’t give a damn for the rules of the road.

They cut in, driving between cars without indicating where they’re going, then become angry when you try to point out what they did wrong. They speed and weave between vehicles so you never know when overtaking whether you’re going to hit them or not. And they put their hands on cars without regard for whether the driver feels comfortable with them being so close to the car.

In short, they’re hazardous and I am starting to fear them – they’re simply too much for me.

I’m sure there are people who are not like that. Sadly I wished they were the ones who came my way. Maybe then I wouldn’t dislike the ones I see now so much.

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2 Comments

  1. The Divine Miss M said,

    You try being in London! I loath cyclists more than anyone else on the road! I think that they should have to obey the rules of the DRIVING world and not try to be something inbetween a driver and a pedestrian.

    They run red lights, jump in front of you and all cram up in front of you at the lights – if they can’t run them. It drives me mental! I can’t leave the lights at more than 10km’s an hour for fear of knocking one of them off.

    I long to knock one of them off … do you think that is bad? I dream about murdering one of those bastards.

    My housemate cycles into work sometimes, I dream about sneaking and torturing her so she can take a message to the rest of them!

    Ok, I need to stop drinking caffeine. That’s all I’m saying.

  2. Toby Hanks said,

    Miss M you just echoed my thoughts. It’s not bad to want to knock one of them off (as long as you don’t really do it, ok!). But I do hear your frustration – I have the same issues with the Capetonians who do it. Grrrr *tries to not think of doing harm to cyclists*

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