After the recent spree of cycling deaths/injuries etc...
There has been a mass spree to change things. Yet, for all you cycling (non racer types) - you better speak up soon!!!
Because there are racer types about to really voice their opinion on the matter!
One fella - Avery Burdett (http://www.ottawabicycleclub.ca/phpB...p?t=2231#35213 )
and this guy http://www.rbrmike.com/rick.html
want to start pushing courses before people can get on a bike. And, others feel it is 90% the cyclists responsibility to be safe.
Yet, most of the incidents that occur are 90% the drivers fault!
So, all you out there that are couriers or rely on bikes each and every day better speak up quick before select few people who don't really represent the masses of cyclists (because these people are just "racer" types and hit the roads on off-peak times etc...).
They are about to set the standard for all of us.
Total bullchit from my view.
1) I can't afford a course
2) my money could be spent some place else
3) I'm not the big threat on the roads. Why should I be taxed! Go tax the drivers. They have the luxury of sitting in a couple of thousand pounds of metal to push them around using up precious resources etc... I use little.
4) What next, a PhD in biking?
5) There are only so many safety things I can wear. If I could, I would bike naked!
So, before these select few Ottawa elite types start making up the rules... you better contact your MP in Ontario, Canada. And, they will set the rules...