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Don’t like my shorts? Who asked you, anyway?

” I would rather have every car on the road driven by someone who’s also texting before I’d want more rich, arrogant, ridiculously-clad cyclists in my way. And they will be in the way, because they’ll stretch the goodwill of the County Board like their spandex get-ups. “

Bike Route Sign
Image by Eric Gilliland via Flickr

That was the first of many, mostly negative comments on a story in the Muscatine Journal about marking bike routes on county roads.

I get hyperbole. Use it myself on occasion. You see, commenter “Dirk S.” doesn’t really want to see a lot of motorists texting while they drive. He probably can’t really pick a rich or arrogant cyclist out of a group, either.

The childish mockery of how people dress baffles me, though. It comes up often enough that I thought I might write about it here and point out some of the benefits cycling-specific clothing can provide. Maybe another time.

For now, as long as he sees me pedaling down the road and goes around carefully, I really don’t give a rat’s ass what he thinks of my shorts.

Ridiculous is in the eye of the beholder.

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