Yes, I know I haven’t written much here. I’ll have to post about some fallout I got from an earlier post on a bike forum. But mostly book stuff and twice-weekly literary postings have gotten in the way. I’m still riding, three times a week.
Just a quick comment for today – was in an ethical debate with someone who was arguing that people are inherently good. I had to ask her if she ever rode a bike in the street. You know, commuting. A bike as part of the flow, part of the mechanized society, a component of transport.
Of course not. She looked at me as if I were mad.
And I looked at her as if she didn’t get my point.
The point is, the real way people are is illustrated daily on our roads. For all that Christian Nation stuff, for all the inherent good, people still drive while texting, cell-talking, dicking around. They scream at cyclists. They threaten cyclists with two-ton cars (the real definition of a cowardly bully is someone who does it sealed in a FUV).
I’ve nearly been put into a hedge by a minivan with a “Child-friendly” radio station bumper sticker. I’ve nearly been sideswiped by cars with fish icons.
Want to see the seven deadly sins?
Ride a bike.