LA Times article
Thread started by bobdotorg
at 07.8.11 - 12:53 am
Some nice positive MR coverage:
I finally applaud an LA Times article that does not make me cringe. It rather seeks to promote greater understanding of why we, as cyclists, do what we do. Props to the author (Hector Tobar) and the editor for allowing it.
07.8.11 - 10:56 am
DO NOT READ THE COMMENTS SECTION!
Unless you want to get angry and depressed at humanity.
07.8.11 - 11:10 am
Yep Comments are standard fare for the Neanderthals that believe driving is a god given right. I lost faith in humanity a long time ago but we can pray to the borfo gods can't we.
sack or crack you choose
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07.8.11 - 11:19 am
I appreciated the way he asked us what we *like* about riding instead of focusing on the grar aspects--positive framing ftw!
07.8.11 - 11:26 am
Please report the following comment as abuse on there.
"gaseousclay13 at 10:27 PM July 7, 2011
Nah, just run them over, after all, it's just osiris1964 and the world's average IQ will go up a whole point after you've placed the tread of those BF Goodrich radials down the length ofhis back."
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07.8.11 - 11:30 am
I agree. This is one of those rare articles about bikes that we rarely see.
And screw all those old whiny crotchety gas guzzling yahoo freaks who have no compassion for anyone not behind the driving wheel. All those haters can do is spew their ignorance about the rights of cyclists and their bullshit taxes argument which is UNFOUNDED.
I do think we collectively need to obey road rules more intently, but those trolls need to pull the stick out of their asses and try having fun and ride too. Fuck those guys!!!
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07.8.11 - 11:37 am
Here is a quote from someone I respect that helps me to feel better about all of this venom from trolls -
"Let's face it - practically anybody can and is allowed to drive, so I'm beginning to think they're just jealous of cyclists with our firm glutes and all. Would the world be a better place if we all just abandoned our bikes and jumped in our cars? I like to think not."
07.8.11 - 11:46 am
Great article...props to you Roadblock for getting the story out there in the mainstream.
07.8.11 - 12:05 pm
In the same LA Times issue that features a plea to accept cyclists on our roads, there is an article about how FAT America is getting because on the average Americans are getting less and less physical exercise.
07.8.11 - 12:52 pm