I was driving over to the LBS on Thursday night to pick up my new stem. I was going south on PCH towards Seal beach and I saw two guys on bikes: one on a road bike with a backpack (and a helmet?) and one on a fixed gear without a helmet. Traffic was normally heavy for the six o'clock hour and these guys were very close to each other but they were obviously not riding together.
So why the soapbox? Both of them were blatantly and with little caution, running red lights!
Of the 3-4 lights that I saw them run, cars definitely had to brake to avoid hitting them. Fortunately nothing was so close as to cause accidents between cars but it steamed me because here were a couple of "geniuses" adding fuel to the fire that causes drivers to tell the rest of that we shouldn't be riding our bikes on the streets.
With all of the posts the past couple of days on this sub forum and the Road Cycling sub forum about cars harassing riders, I thought that I'd post this to "balance" the discussion. Not that I think that most drivers are angels, but we don't need to incite more drivers with bad habits like this.
Anyway, I know that I'm MOSTLY preaching to the choir, but I felt the need to preach anyway.