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To the Woman Who Yelled at My Friends and Me Elms Road the Other Day…

To the woman who yelled at my two friends and me, cruising down the road at 22mph, bright/reflective clothes, blinkie lights on each of our bikes at the appropriate level off the ground, in a perfect pace line on the proper side of the road, riding with traffic on Elms Road at 11:40 Sunday morning, to ride on the sidewalk

First, riding on the sidewalk is illegal, ya dingbat. Only cyclists who want to die ride on sidewalks or into oncoming traffic. Sidewalks are made for? Anyone? Bueller… Bueller… It’s kind of implied in the name of the path.  Walking.

Now, my friends in cars and SUV’s, please listen up… I don’t want to be on a road surface any more than you want me there. Here’s a news flash… we’ve been asking for a 3′ shoulder on roads since, what, 1955? Here’s the best part; country roads with wide shoulders last longer because big dump trucks don’t ride off the side of the road, crumbling them.

Quit yer bitchin’ and contact your local politician and push for shoulders and bike lanes so we can get out of your precious way. It’s a win-win.  As for complaining to/at us with the hope we’ll stay home, you’re better off barking at the moon.