"Ahhh, the holiday parties. I thought we were at the same party for a moment. I was attacked briefly for giving a couple neighbors a heart attack with my first post. Who knew non-cyclists read this blog? Not me. But then it opened this great dialog with some neighbors that I didn't know cycled, and some shared bad-driver stories with a few who walk the dogs and jog. Showing that bad drivers are just bad drivers. I left that party NOT feeling disrespected.
But I will argue with them WHEN THEY ARE WRONG. And I keep promising myself that the next person that nearly kills me, I will physically remove them from thier weapon (car). Intelligent people can show empathy and understand mutual respect. For those that are narcissistic or too stupid to comprehend right of ways, I will stand up for myself, for my kids on the street, and for you. All too often little people are using the car as 'muscle', an "I'll show you!".
YEAH? Then get out of the car an have the conversation face to face. I'm more than willing to help you out of the car, let me get the door. If there was actual enforcement for poor and agggressive driving, Albany would be ALOT better place, even for other drivers. Ahhhhhh, I'll stop for now. Sorry!"
That was my quick response to the latest TU post. I can't stop it. The rage from some careless idiot nearly killing me each week, and the fact that when one of them does, nothing will happen. They pay a small fine. The insurance company fights for some mediocre settlement. My family struggles. Kids grow up without a father. And the idiot carries no guilt because it was an accident, and goes on being an idiot.
Stoked 3. March 2011
Injustice for All. UAG, March 2011
Dead Presidents Lounge. January 2011
Last Call. Marketplace Gallery, December 2010
Send2 Show. UAG, November 2010
The Wine Bar & Bistro. November 2010
Dead Presidents Lounge. November 2010
Townsend Cafe. October 2010
unDead. UAG, October 2010
Townsend Cafe. September 2010
Members Only. UAG, August 2010
Danger!. UAG, July 2010
People's Choice. UAG, June 2010
Marketplace Gallery Fundraiser. May 2010
The Yellow Show. UAG, May 2010
ConTEXT. UAG, April 2010
Rosen Gallery. April 2010
SLICK. UAG, March 2010
Infinity & Beyond. UAG, Febuary 2010
ARTributes. UAG, January 2010
Small Works. UAG, December 2009
Art for Animals. Spencertown Academy, November 2009
Fresh Produce. UAG, November 2009
Myth Conceptions. UAG, October 2009
Tag! UAG, September 2009
Utopia. UAG, August 2009
Off the Wall. UAG, July 2009
People's Choice. UAG, June 2009
Vacant Artist Project. TNO, May 2009
Grand Tour. UAG, May 2009
Loose Threads. UAG, April 2009
Issues. UAG, March 2009
The Blue Show. UAG, Febuary 2009
New Beginnings. UAG, January 2009
Stokes Gallery Show, December 2008
50/50. UAG, December 2008
Futura. UAG, November 2008
Buried City. UAG, October 2008
Dream Wheels. UAG, May 2008
Dirt Rag/Rays MTB Park
-photo contest finalist
I sold my car. I ride my bike where
I need to go. I take pictures. I say dumb things when I manage to get one of my big feet out of my mouth. I'm
about 3 cases of beer shy of entering in the clydesdale class. Technology
challenged, a retro-grouch. Bad luck
follows me everywhere. Don't ride close, you might flat after me.
libertyonbikes (at) aol.com
This next year?
I swear I'll:
A. drop some weight
B. make a few more races
C. offend another ten percent
D. keep putting my feet in my mouth.
E. find a jersey that fits properly