Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Why the hate?

Dear Coal Creek Canyon Residents (I am one of them too),

Why do you gotta hate? Why do you hate the bicyclers? You are in a car, we are on a bike. You go uphill and downhill on gasoline in a heated, metal box. We go uphill and downhill on energy gels and cookies while exposed to the elements and riding on 2 skinny tires.

Our canyon (CCC) is beautiful, rural, and has little traffic. It's a nice ride as well as a nice drive. I'm sorry if I slow your commute down by a whole 20 seconds, but there is no need to honk, yell or show the #1 sign (aka flip the bird), especially if you are going the opposite direction as I am on my bike.

I'll respect you by riding as close to the white line as safely possible, and in turn you respect me by giving a little extra space when you drive by and by keeping your bird to yourself.

2 comments:

Kathie Reid said...

Amen. 'Nuf said.

Anonymous said...

Wow, I am sorry that happened and you obviously take up a small foot print when you ride, what else can we do!

Pete