Friday 3 October 2008

Crap cycling in Boston

The people I ride with on the South Shore have been spit on, cursed at, side-swiped, and pushed. We've had objects tossed at us - lit cigarettes, coffee, water bottles (full). Not to stereotype, but most of these threats come from guys in pickup trucks or other oversized vehicles.

I just have one question: Why are you so angry? We're out there obeying the rules, getting exercise, and saving gasoline ...After Boston was named the most biker-unfriendly city in the country by Bicycling magazine, Mayor Thomas Menino went out of his way to promote the sport, even taking up riding himself. In a world-class irony, he got hit by a car.