Thursday, September 01, 2005

Can I Interest You in the Sidewalk?

Today a friend at work said she passed me on her drive home. I thanked her for not taking the opportunity to run over me.

She described that she was in a short line of cars that were trying to figure out how to pass me. This particular road is two lanes with on street parallel parking. It’s busy with college students. I often take up much of the lane to avoid getting doored by a student.

She said she was grumpy until she realized it was me. And then she asked…

“Why don’t you ride on the sidewalk?”

2 comments:

tSD said...

Why don't you ride on the sidewalk?

inculcated said...

...because it is a side walk, not a side ride. i'm not very fond of having to dodge peds, nor am i fond of being that much more obscured from infernal combustion contraptions then having to be a part of the road system at each crossing. nope, bikes belong on the road, and if you have to use the sidewalk to bridge distances, i usually, unless absent all peds, get off and walk.