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An open letter to my fellow bicyclists 
12th-Apr-2010 03:56 pm
Victor bicycle ad - purple background
Dear fellow bicyclists:

If I'm passing you at green lights and in the middle of the block, but you're getting ahead by running red lights, riding on the sidewalk, or going the wrong way down one-way streets, you're not actually faster than I am.

Just sayin'.

And I'm not the only one who feels this way.

ETA: Language lesson: definition of shoaling.
13th-Apr-2010 01:20 am (UTC)
I had not known the term "shoaling", but something like it happens to me often as a pedestrian. It is satisfying to see someone and realize "hey, that's that person who jaywalked three blocks back.. man, they must be taking a non-optimal route".

And bicyclists who do the funky dodge of a right turn, a quick U-turn, and another right turn, just to appear that they did not run the light? There's a special place in hell for them. It isn't even a circle: it is a triangle.
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