Re: Drivers: How can you love something you hate so much?"gooserider" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:<dIyRc.firstname.lastname@example.org>...
> "DonQuijote1954" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> > "gooserider" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > > "Laura Bush murdered her boy friend" <email@example.com> wrote in
> > > news:firstname.lastname@example.org...
> > > > email@example.com (DonQuijote1954) wrote in message
> > > > >
> > > > > But going back to the subject: I don't understand if there are so
> > > > > drivers in America for who driving is getting from point A to point
> > > > > and driving is a chore, to be palliated be eating, drinking, talking
> > > > > on the phone, why do you defend so stubbornly driving as your only
> > > > > option?
> > > > >
> > > > > HOW CAN YOU LOVE SOMETHING THAT YOU HATE SO MUCH?
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > > Americans are idiots. The media tells them cars are cool so they
> > > it.
> > >
> > > Well, some cars are cool, but our society is designed around the car. I
> > > in a relatively small town, and I ride my bike for a lot of errands, but
> > > traffic is scary. Florida is not really bike friendly, except for
> > > Gainesville.
> > And the tiny Key West.
> > I just came across this statistic today:
> > bicyclist fatality rates per 100million trips...US=21/Holland=1.6
> > It goes to tell you how careful and lucky you have to be out there. I
> > own 3, and they go without use.
> I own three, and ride two of them most of all. My road bike tends to go
> unused, but my MTB and commuter get a lot of miles. I live in an area which
> is populated by a mix of northern retirees and obnoxious rednecks. Makes
> riding interesting. I've had cars pass me 6 inches to the left, I've been
> tailgated, I've had stuff thrown at me. Never been hit, or had any sort of
> accident, though. I did have someone open my quick release while I was
> shopping once. WTF is up with that? Somebody think it was funny?
They probably only having fun with you, nothing deep. They go, "Gee,
this guy is weird, riding a bicycle instead of an SUV. He may get
ideas into people's heads."
They may just hate the competition, which is a trademark of the