Is this representative of mountain biker attitudes in the DC area?
Why would a bike shop want to employ somebody with attitudes like this?
From this morning's district extra Dr. Gridlock column:
"Dear Dr. Gridlock:
I strongly oppose cyclists sharing the road with motorists. It is not only unsafe, but inconvenient for drivers.
Cyclists tend to act as though the rules of the road don't apply to them, and as though they possess the same presence on the road as automobiles. It is amazing that there are not more cycling-related fatalities in our area. Cyclists belong on paths, and nowhere else.
Before you chastise me for being anti-cyclist, I would like you to know that I am an avid mountain biker who rides more than a thousand miles a year, and I have been an assistant manager at a local shop for years.
I do not believe that I or any other cyclist should be sharing the road with cars. It's unsafe and irresponsible.