Letter: Cyclists are just the worst

OK. It has been a week now and all of these people are still harping on these bicycle riders and which way they should be riding down the road. The fact of that matter is, they shouldn’t be allowed to ride on the road, period. I understand sharing the road is law (what a stupid idea), and that is why we do it, but that doesn’t mean we like it. I have never in my life seen a bike rider go 35 or more miles an hour. So why should main roads that do not have little side bike lanes allow people who can’t even go 20 mph to “drive” on a road with cars speeding along anywhere between 30 and 70 mph? Do you really think that after I have worked my ass off for 9+ hours a day that I want to be stuck behind some obese moron biking 10 mph in the middle of the fast lane, waiting for him or her to struggle up the hill, while the goddamn speed limit is at the very least 35 mph? Bikers have gotten greedy. It’s all about, “oh, the cars, they aren’t paying attention to me.” Instead, how about, “thank you, cars, for allowing my slow, stupid ass to hold up law-abiding traffic while I take three hours to bike my spandex-engulfed body up the middle of a four-lane highway.”

Jenn Matrone, via email



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