While Metroblogging has had a MySpace profile for awhile, this may be the first b.la instance of linking to an actual MySpace blog. But since the blog is an L.A.-based one AND the post is a hi-larious rant about nimrod pedestrians taking umbrage when cyclists dare to use their designated thoroughfare AND there are so many cycle-haids on b.la–well, I couldn’t resist.
…if you choose to put yourself in the path of 230 pounds of human and metal moving at 10-16MPH, the laws of nature trump your personal beliefs. Period. If you want to argue the laws of physics, you will do so having taken the short route to the cement, period. Now the bike and rider might lose out as well, but you WILL lose. Doesn’t matter if you feel instructions don’t apply to you, and you prefer the cement of bike paths as opposed to the ped path right next to them. It doesn’t matter if you wish not to learn directions of “right or left” in the country you live in or are spending time in. Doesn’t matter if you’re chronologically or mentally 4 years old. It doesn’t matter if you’re old, drunk, with your family, or anything else. The equation is this: You = stationary. Hard and semi-hard object that weighs more than you = moving at speed. Result = you lose.
Full, glorious rant on A Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Use, here.