This letter to the editor was in today's Columbus (OH) Dispatch. I'm ok with most of the stuff, except the 'unnecessarily impede the 99 percent' and the 'big kids' roads' comment. Stupid Stiff.
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Bicyclists must pedal to rules of the road
Friday, November 26, 2004
I ask all bicyclists to have the courtesy to confine their travels to those streets with speed limits that most closely reflect your pedaling ability; however, given the courtesy I typically observe on the roads in this town, I think that may be expecting a little much.
And, as the road is the proper, legal place for a bicycle (not the sidewalk), I can calmly resign myself to the fact that bicyclists will continue to unnecessarily impede the flow of the other 99 percent of traffic.
I do, however, have what I feel is a reasonable request: If you’re going to play on the big kids’ roads, will you please follow all of the big-kid rules like the rest of us? These include, but are not limited to, stopping at all red traffic lights and stop signs and signaling at appropriate times. I would be eternally grateful.