Several cooler or more sympathetic heads than mine either took issue with my outspoken opinion or just didn’t see the problem I had last month with the lane-hogger joggers and walkers I’d been increasingly encountering on the L.A. River Bikeway.
Well prepare to feast your accepting eyes on this guy (and I use the word “guy” in the most jackass sense of the word) who my wife and I literally got stuck behind in the Sunset Boulevard bike lane through Silver Lake on our way to Echo Park Lake for the last day of the paddle boats there:
I won’t be surprised if someone goes devil’s advopuss in the comments and argues that this jogger — despite hindering the vehiclular flow by running in traffic and putting himself at increased risk of getting run over by running in traffic– is on the right side of the lane and thus there’s pleeeeeenty of room for us worthless cyclists to accommodate him by going into the flow of vehicular traffic to get the hell around. And if you feel that way it’s a free country and you’re entitled to be even more narrow-minded and inconsiderate than this piglicker pictured here.
But if you’re me you tolerate his silly selfish street trotting for about a block before yelling loud enough to penetrate his headphones to “GET THE HELL OUTTA THE BIKE LANE!,” whereupon he rips an earbud out while veering hard to the right as we pass and yells “Just relax!” which is good advice on the whole but in this case idiot I’ll relax when you’re on all that wide open sidewalk to the right where you belong… or even the L.A. River bikeway.