I was so happy I celebrated by trying to get run over in the driveway outside my dining venue. In her defense I was walking against traffic which is slightly less dangerous than bicycling aginst traffic on the sidewalk.
I think she was a little surprised that we'd selected the same venue for lunch - which is to say, I think she changed her mind about lunch after that.
I read with an unsual amount of interest the Pinch Flat News post that reprinted one of his 1997 articles that included these words:
"That bikes should observe all the traffic laws governing cars is ridiculous, dangerous, and pointless -- especially since car drivers are genetically incapable of recognizing bikers as legitimate vehicles with whom they must share the road."Perhaps it was the "Joe Soucheray: Not cold nor sludge can stop the morons" article published on TwinCities.com that included these words:
"..if they fall down in front of me, I will run over them in their snowmobile suits and squash them like a bug...Oh, I'll call 911 and tell them where the body is, but I ain't stoppin'."That helped me see this argument more clearly than in the past. I got it, understood it, maybe even started to belive it.
But at the same time I'll try to remember the majority of folks on the road that don't think like terrorists.