] Jello wrote:
] ] ] I take a right down North Avenue, and as it is a steep
] ] ] hill, I am going about 30mph as I approach the
] ] ] intersection of Courtland and North. A car pulls out in
] ] ] front of me without seeing me. It is scary. I slam on the
] ] ] brakes, and then continue to coast through the
] ] ] intersection. The car behind that one decides that he can
] ] ] make it, because he does not see me, because he is not
] ] ] looking for a bike, and comes within three feet of
] ] ] T-boning me before he slams on the brakes.
] ] ]
] ] ] Two lights up, a winnebago is tailgaiting me about 10
] ] ] feet behind me, and honks. I dutifully give him the
] ] ] finger over my right shoulder. An Atlanta PD car
] ] ] immediately pulls up beside me, and yells not to do that.
] ] ] I yell sorry back. I decide that he does not notice the
] ] ] "**** the Republican Party" sticker across the front of
] ] ] my green army helmet.
] ] Atlanta is the WORST city to bicycle in, in America. All
] ] those angry hour long commuters rushing to escape the city
] ] their racially pure suburbs really don't "have time" for a
] ] bicycle to share the road with them. Most suburbanites
] ] even aware that you have all the legal rights in the street
] ] that they do.
] ] I swear to god, after today I'd almost like to pack heat
] ] I go out on my bike... if this wouldn't garuantee that I'd
] ] flip out and pop some caps in the tires of offending cars.
] ] If you drive regularly in the city of Atlanta when you do
] ] have to, I just want to extend a warm FUCK YOU. Jello had a
] ] bad day.
] ] I'm not gonna ride for distance in the daytime anymore. Its
] ] only safe after 8-9pm.
] Dude sorry to hear about the bad day, and yes Atlanta is the
] WORST city to bike in, and its not much better to drive in,
] with all the turkeys that are out there. God forbid there is a
] wreck or something on the side of the road, then traffic is
] just tied up pretty much for hours bc of stupid idiots
] gawking!! Its like "get a life, dumbass!" (not you jello) the
] idiots!! ;)
The sad thing is that we are unable to come together as a community and do anything about our problems. Its only gonna get worse.
Hey, WAIT A MINUTE! If you're bothered by rubber necking... then you're part of the problem! Get out of that metal box and onto the street, so that you can be terrorized by the metal behemoths, nice and proper ;)
RE: Please nuke my city and every dirty car driving SOB in it.