I'm not a fan of cyclists.
I know they aren't all bad ... but it's these bad ones who have turned me against all cyclists.
I think it's fabulous they are helping the environment and their health ... but why can't they obey the rules?
For the most part, they don't stop at red lights/stop signs. They ride on the sidewalk and then yell at people because they are in their way. The list goes on and on and on.
We have a car but I drive very little. Can someone explain to me why a cyclist needs to have half of my lane ahead of me? I can't get around him and I don't want to hit him. But he gets pissed at me when I honk my horn asking him to get out of my way.
I used to be open about cyclists ... honestly ... until a month ago.
I was waiting for the streetcar, heading into town for a Jays game. My streetcar stopped for me. I started crossing from the sidewalk. I saw the cyclist coming and assumed he'd stop since I had the right-of-way.
He whipped right past me, yelled at me to get out of HIS way and called me a "F-ing ugly C" (yes, the "C" word!).
That's when I lost my compassion for cyclists. That very second!
What's causing me to rant about cyclists first thing this morning?
There's an article in this morning's Toronto Star called Sometimes biking is just the ticket - to the tune of $110. The cyclist didn't come to a full stop and a cop gave him a $110 fine. He doesn't feel he's in the wrong and is fighting it.
I say it's about time!