Last weekend was the local annual night ride through the city billed as a ride not a race I had never rode it so I went to it. I arrived and was prepping to go and leaned my bike next to a table away from those who where there already. I am sitting there enjoying the music and a local orhcard's peach when this 10-13 yr old girl hooks her pedals into my back wheel almost knocking my bike over - no I'm sorry no nothing. I checked my spokes and feel relieved that everything appears ok. Then this trio of terror was decorating there bikes with glow sticks and the guy keeps backing into my bike just about knocking it over 3 times. Mind you there were plenty of empty tables and abounds of space in the area but they have to come over and whap my bike around I finnally put on my stuff and walk my bike to a different area away from these people.
The ride was so busy with people they were only releasing 40 or so at a time to ride so it took forever to get moving with people all around me getting on and off their bikes to move 5 feet Not near enough room for all this leg swinging. I finnally got out on the road and there are all kinds of crazy out there. Kids who wobble all over and adults who stop short without warning. I want more people to ride and rides like this encourage people to get out there but jeez I spend way too much time on rides like this on high alert. Ok tell me - am I alone with this and being a jerk or what?