Kea wrote:I'm surprised that people are so rude to you, weatherwax. If you're not weaving in and out of traffic, drivers shouldn't be so bothered by you that they honk and yell for no reason.
Eh, I live in a sprawling midwestern city. If you ever have the pleasure of visiting a sprawling midwestern city, the kind that really only exploded in the 50s-60s during the post war boom times, you'll find that the inhabitants tend to consider non-car-drivers as weirdos or hobos. There's a sort of sneering attitude toward people on bikes and on foot who aren't decked in exercise gear. Because if it's not for exercise, why the hell wouldn't you use a car to get where you're going? Obviously it's out of poverty or out of some pinko environmentalist clap-trap.
Not that everyone thinks like this, mind you. There's a population of bikers here. And again, the city is making some efforts toward shared road space.
FreakyBoy wrote:There are a large number of bicyclists around here that think the line dividing the bike lane from regular traffic is what they're supposed to ride on, rather than the bike lane itself.
Oh good, another pet peeve. Bikers who make it worse for everyone else by not obeying traffic laws. Swell.