Sunday, April 11, 2010

The Most Boring Bike Conversations Ever

Can I just say I am sooooooooooooooooooooo tired of hearing from either side of the Critical Mass conversation? The "We/You All Need To Stop At Stop Signs" conversation is also entirely too overdone to be of any interest. As to the helmet horse some like to beat? Booooooorrrrrring. Please do not get anyone started on the "separated bicycle infrastructure" line either, because there is just not enough time in life to have to listen to the people who like to ride fast in traffic spar with the people who can not tolerate a car anywhere near them for whatever reason. As to who pays for roads and are they the same people who park for free on the 30% of the American landscape covered by asphalt.... aaaaaargh!!!!!

It isn't that I think that these conversations are not important, it is only that everyone needs to go to their happy places and come up with a better way of talking to each other about this stuff.

In the meantime, Lady Gaga did not get the warning about choosing your seat colour carefully-


  1. you should get a drink beforehand and relax. who cares what people talk about. like snoop dogg would say, lean back LOL ;-)

    & stop hating on my GAGAloo, you naked baby lover!!

  2. You're right. Over the time these discussions just repeat themselves. No progress ever.

  3. Amen, Sister! That's why CYLRAB is so very welcome! If only more people took "bicycle advocacy" to really mean *advocacy* and not arguing endlessly about the same three or four things.

  4. Maybe that's not her seat......haven't you heard what they say about her?? ;-)

  5. nice post! sooooo refreshing and spot on!

  6. It's a "saddle" not a 'seat.'
    Bikes have saddles. It is correct to say "seatpost' though.

  7. Ditto!
    When these conversations start up I begin to "...feel like I've been taking crazy pills" ...or something!

    Oh and who gives a stuff if we call it a saddle or a seat? Dagnam it!