So I'm riding yesterday in downtown Eugene, supposedly officially one of the most bike-friendly towns in the country, heading north in the bike lane of a one-way and entering an intersection with the green, when flying in from my right, going the wrong way in the bike lane of an eastbound one-way, against the light (and with no helmet, but that's another rant for another day) is another singlespeed guy. I have to take some serious evasive action to prevent bike-on-bike spattering of gore.
Me: (firmly, but not really p*ssed) "Hey, guy ... watch the lights!"
Him: "I'm on a BIKE! I don't HAVE to watch the lights!!"
This is why the car people hate us.
This is why the government bodies who pass the laws won't protect us.
This is why cops always assume that the accident was our fault.
This is why we die far more often than we should.
There. I feel better.