If you could hang a sign on your jacket or jersey while cycling to relay a message to passing cars, what would it say?
I think my sign would say: I'M CYCLING BECAUSE I ENJOY IT...NOT BECAUSE I'M BEING PUNISHED FOR A TRAFFIC OFFENCE. It seems in my town the only people who are riding their cycles every day are migrant workers, the guys with the black ties who are always trying to tell you about the Mormon Church, and people who have recently received a drunk driving charge that is punishable by removal of their drivers license.
I've never given anyone a reason to think this, but I sometimes feel that while passing me in their cars people think to themselves, "oh, there is that Baker kid on his bicycle again. I wonder if he has been drinking and driving."
What would your sign say??