I couldn’t help but notice the LA Times today which had a long article about the Doctor in LA who pulled in front of two bikes and slammed on his brakes. He just got sentenced to 5 years in state prison. That’s gonna suck. I would rather share the road with a couple bicycles than share a cell with a guy named Bubba. Maybe the doctor, and many of us for that matter, can learn a lesson from my 3 year old boy. “Take a deep breath and count to ten”. I don’t care what the bikes were doing (and I’d bet money they were doing something they shouldn’t have), that still does not justify the doctor’s actions.
So to the doctor I say, take a pill, a deep breath, count to ten or do whatever it takes to keep your cool.
To the bike riders out there I say, you guys need to share the road too, obey the traffic laws and I would bet you will piss off fewer drivers. Incidentally, it has been a while, but I used to ride a couple hundred miles a month in college, and I know I did a few things I shouldn’t have.