53 miles per burrito
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Ft Worth, TX
Bikes: Land Shark, Trek 1000, Iron Horse Rogue, Novara Randonee
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"Get on the road, you idiot!"
We all have probably been screamed at by passing motorists. when riding on the street. Usually I get this:
"get on the sidewalk!"
Well, on the ride home yesterday I was riding on the road when something got in my eye. I pulled off onto the sidewalk to stop and take care of this. As I was coming to a stop a car pulled out to the end a driveway right in my path. I stopped quickly, glared at the driver, and told him to watch where he was going. He countered with "Get on the road you idiot!"
Now, mind you I ride on the road 99% of the time. sometimes I have to ride on the sidewalk to get around traffic snarls, but rarely do I ride on sidewalks. Yes, I do consider sidewalks more dangerous than the road.
I just laughed and told him "Thank you! You are the first driver to ever tell me that. I love you, man!"
He floored the gas pedal and took off.
Maybe we will meet again....