babylon by bike
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: New Haven, CT, USA
Bikes: Road, Cargo, Tandem, Etc.
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At the close of a pleasant, "get off the road. why don't you ride on the sidewalk" conversation, I was informed by an SUV driver that I was a bundle of sticks on a girly bike. But that was only after I called the gentleman a "little man in a big car" and patted his hood before jumping the light and riding off.
This was directly in front of my pastor's house in the middle of town.
I was not exactly proud of my conduct, but I don't do so well with social graces after being nearly hit.
I really didn't help the image of cyclists, which is too bad, because the guy was actually being somewhat less of a jerk than others I have encountered.
I work in a tough urban high school, and there are plenty of students who dig my Dahon curve, but the cutting-class-hanging-out-in-the-parking-lot crew are pretty derisive about it.
The bicycle, the bicycle surely, should always be the vehicle of novelists and poets. Christopher Morley