Getting Over Ourselves

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You are just pedalling, you plastic-hatted ninnies, not saving the bloody planet

You are just pedalling, you plastic-hatted ninnies, not saving the bloody planet


TakeAways

Well this is one article that is certain to get under the skins of our more pompous cycling friends. It seems that we really and truly do believe that all of the foibles of humanity are shed just by riding a bicycle. Nobody riding a bicycle ever expresses or acts out road rage. No bicyclist is ever likely to break laws that govern the use of the road. And if they do well they are probably laws that really ought not apply to bicyclists in the first instance.

It kinda makes you think back to the Jim Crow Era in the Deep South where laws of all sorts were applied to people based on their racial heritage. There were in essence two sets of laws. Those for people of color and those for whites. Bicyclists are indeed harkening back (in their thinking) to that sort of system.

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