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This is all connected.

What is the deal this week?

Get hit by a van. (not hurt)
Some moron bike commuter decides to play chicken/shoulder checks me on the waterfront bike path.
Get buzzed on Skyline by an SUV, I give him the finger and he tries to squeeze me off the road a few times. I call 911 and report his plates.
Every third person in the last few days decides to yell at me for every stop sign or red light I coast through.

And, I get a flat on a training ride. What?!

This shit never happens to me. I am the slowest, most agreeable bike commuter out there. I yield to cars and ped traffic all day long. I smile and wave to pissed off farmers while training on their back roads. Mostly they wave back. That is good for cycling right?

The weather got nice here in raintown for a few days last week and the bike traffic on the roads jumped tenfold. I think the rapid jump in the number of cyclists out there has aggravated the non bike populace. They are frakking everywhere! I almost got tagged by a cyclist last night while riding home; he blew the stop sign and then yelled at me!

“The bike is like a beautiful woman. To be appreciated everyday.”

Remember the Cinelli Alter stem?Cinelli Alter girls. That shit was amazing. Underlying sexism and heterosexism in cycling. Shit, it is not even underlying. It is kinda funny, you watch that video and it just seems like a boys club. Go crazy! Throwing shit around in hotel rooms, yanking each others pants off. Dude, I’m not gay or anything. I’m just saying.

Alec Baldwin said: Getting married lets everyone know you are not a homo and at least one person in the world can stand you.

I’m off to Mexico for a week next week. Going to watch Pete go Marlin fishing.

Discussion

5 comments for “This is all connected.”

  1. oh. my. gosh. i am glad that it’s not just my town. i have been flicked off and buzzed so many times this past week. i usually give the friendly wave in response to the bird, but this week i was so fed up, i lowered myself to engaging in an argument with one of the jerkoffs.

    Posted by Rachel | March 9, 2007, 1:13 pm
  2. Molly I can so relate. I have to ride the most dangerous road through Clackamas to get to work. I have been hit by two cars in the last two years. None of us have to worry though, karma will always get the evil ones. Glad you’re ok.

    Posted by Jed | March 9, 2007, 8:54 pm
  3. ditto… almost. had a fellow cyclist get pissed for me passing him w/o announcing myself. he was even at a complete stop at a stop sign! then he trucked after me, passed me (saw that coming) and said loudly “on your left!”.
    thanks, buddy.

    Posted by matt wade | March 9, 2007, 9:32 pm
  4. Did Shunter grow an inch or two and lean out or is it just me. Good luck finding coffee and vegan treats in Mexico!!

    Posted by patrick | March 12, 2007, 9:55 pm
  5. Watch out. I’ve got Steven on the secret program.

    Cookies and coffee.

    Lots of slow miles and psych games.

    Posted by Molly | March 13, 2007, 9:51 am

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