My evening commute was a bit longer than normal today because there were fifteen-ish bicyclists cruising down Shrewsbury Street. All of them were in the right lane, except for one dude who thought it would be cute to hold up the traffic by riding his bike in the left lane.
There was another bicyclist who was videotaping the event, and I told him that I was sympathetic to urban biking, but that this guy’s antics were quickly making me very unsympathetic.
The videotaper’s response? “Yeah, he’s an asshole.”
Why, yes! Yes, he was. And if his point was that you can be just as much of a jerk on a bike as you can in an SUV that gets 12 miles to the gallon, he succeeded!
I’m still not sure what the point of the event was, either. Next time, get a banner so that I know what you all are about.