Michael Isn’t Happy

You’ve probably seen this post discussed on other biking blogs. I found it on Bike Year.

A young man named Michael is upset with cyclists on the roads ‘blocking’ his way. The post doesn’t seem to allow comments, so I’ll put mine here.

Each of us has responsibility for our own actions. Is the cyclist being passed creating the danger, or is it the driver straddling the center line in the face of oncoming traffic? It’s easy, Mike. You control the safety of your drive. You can pass, or you can wait until it is safe to do so. Your choice.

Your post describes some pretty dangerous behavior. If the cyclist is riding at 45 MPH below the limit, then the limit must be at least 55 MPH. So apparently, you take difficult curves at 55 MPH or greater. You dream of using your Honda to maim or kill bike riders. There are obviously some anger management issues that you need to address before you do something serious.

By the way, I use my bike to ride to work, not only for fun. How about you limit your driving to work related trips only?

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