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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