dear oblivious cyclists,
thanks for ruining my friday morning ride. a ride that should be safe with no cars around and just a few cyclists here and there who usually understand all of the signs posted along the way that state, bicyclists stay to your right. obviously, you don't understand this simple, yet important, rule. i hope you got a good look at the stupid owl you stopped to look at. did you ever think to get off the pavement because there may be other cyclists coming up behind you or did you think that you two were the only one's on this 7 mile loop? did you ever think to use the frickin mirrors that you have mounted on your handlebars? why do you all even have a mirror? why didn't one of you bother to look back and why did you move to the right when I was yelling at you that i was on your left? i know it was unintentional, and purely accidental but my goodness, why such stupidity? this could have been completely avoided with just some use of common sense. just being aware of your surroundings is such a basic concept, yet day in and day out, i see this happen...cyclists (usually not seasoned cyclists) making stupid decisions and causing crashes or near misses.
ladies, i hope that the next time you are out there riding, you remember me laying there on the ground trying to catch my breath. i did that for your sake because i was about to get up and beat your ass but then a calmness came over me and i thought to myself that you probably felt a lot worse than i did. please look back next time either with your mirror or just turn around and look or better yet, get off the pavement if you need to stop and look at a damn owl.
P.S. i haven't taken a sick day at work in almost 2.5 years but thanks to you, i had to today.
well that was therapeutic! i feel so much better now. anyway, some of you asked if i ran into her and the answer is no. i completely missed her by inches. lucky her! i debated whether to post pics of my war wounds or not and decided to show my ass, what the hell! so here they are:
have a great weekend everyone and a big shout out to everyone doing Timberman 70.3 this weekend, especially Mandy - Caratunk Girl bib #2597 and Jon at SwiCycloRun - Tales of an Age Group Triathlete bib #1955. Race smart and strong you two!
much love and peace out!