I attended this meeting tonite amped up and ready to use all
of my BF, A&S Kung-Fu skills of arguing, hypothesizing and
decrying being held down by teh man and bourgeois
but instead came away embarrassed to be a bicycler.
The very friendly Police Chief had a very concise presentation
with handouts. The crux of the meeting was that the roadie
situation on the island is getting out-of-hand and cited one shop
in particular. Supplied was video clips of the offending behavior.
To be brief, the club roadies, who I have always maintained to be our
worst enemy lived up to my theory. Running stop signs, taking
up not only the right lane but also the oncoming traffic lane on the
vids, refusing to yield to lit up emergency vehicle, urinating on
private property and beating on/cursing out passing motorists
and property owners were the unreasonable behaviors that were
trying to be dealt with, reasonably. There was no conspiracy to
prohibit bikes as I mistakenly assumed. The township went out of
their way to provide a forum where one was not needed in my
opinion and only 7 people showed up.
Part of me now agrees with the residents asking for a ban on the
clubbers. We are own worst enemy's.