I read an article in yesterday's LA Times. (8/20/03) It was about bike messengers in LA. I was wondering if anyone else read the article.
Aparently, these bike messengers run through stoplights, grab onto moving vehicles, weave throught traffic like a slalom course, and generally do whatever it takes to get from point A to point B. Most of the riders don't wear helmets and some don't even have brakes on their bikes!
The image of these riders that was projected by the writer was one of an urban cowboy. My fear is that the general public will group all cyclists into this "wacko" category. Maybe "wacko" isn't the best term.