RE: [rootsradicals] Contrail - Artistic Biking Community Tool
- The promoters claim it will show other riders how/where to ride safely, but how many cyclists who'd be using this thing actually know how? What if they all ride in the gutter? The copy said "ride safely and out of the way of vehicular traffic." Well, being "in the way" is often the safest way to ride.
I ride based on well-established principles based on years of research and experience of thousands of other experienced cyclists, and get criticized for it by people who don't know better. The problem is that most people don't know how to bike properly, and this thing will do little to teach that -- and may do the opposite if it's used mostly by novice riders.
- reminded me of an article i saw awhile back.
not even hopscotch boxes are safe...
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Mighk Wilson <mighkw@...> wrote:
> >> Free speech apparently doesn't cover writing on the sidewalk.<<
> Right. Drawing hopscotch boxes on the sidewalk is fine, but words with meaning (especially if they question authority) are verboten.