Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Bikers...... I loathe thee!

I never would have thought I would say such a thing, but I am! They're everywhere! Mainly its the "hipsters" you see cruising the city on their two wheels, but I swear they think they own this city. They're darting all over the place and crowding your lane, giving you the stank eye if they think you've gotten too close. They ignore the traffic signals & lane rules & just barrel through, assuming you'll stop, because you can't hit 'em!

It's a dangerous world to be on the streets of Chi in your car! So you must have guts to take it by bike. That's something to be admired, I guess. Just driving down the street, there are horns blasting & people hand-gesturing to others. I've learned a few new words in sign language, I do believe!

I know, I know, they're practically saving the planet, with their earth-friendly mode of transportation & reducing traffic congestion because one less car is on the road. I don't mind sharing my roadways, I just want these peddle-pushers to have a little respect for the fellow man as well.

Pedestrians are everywhere you turn. There are also walkers & joggers evvvverywhere. I don't really have a problem with them, because they tend to mind the rules of being a pedestrian on the streets. I have to say, I'm more in the blame in their case. I easily got into the habit of stopping at stop signs, but not necessarily before crosswalks, because there's rarely anyone in the crosswalk.......... well, it's a different story here! There is always, someone in the crosswalk.

......... but the bikers are going to be in the cross-hairs if they don't watch it!
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Nancy Evans said...

Do you ever long for one stop-light life? I lived in Dallas after college, wanting a taste of the big city, and I found that I couldn't stand how busy it was. I was back in Kansas in a year's time.

Jaime said...

As much as I loved growing up there, I can't imagine living there again. People do get a kick out of it, when I say we only had one stop-light! Thankfully, we don't live in the midst of the hustle & bustle, we just venture that way when we want entertained ;)