It takes a lot of gumption to be the favored class and still show up to plead oppression, but that's just what some drivers in Boulder, CO plan to do on July 25th during the Sunrise Century
Drivers plan to "use the Left Hand Canyon Road, drive slowly and many may break down unexpectedly, blocking areas to the cyclists on the return leg of the 'Sunrise Century'" And what are they protesting?
Oh the humanity! It reminds me of a joke by Jon Stewart about the war on Christianity in America:
I've seen this called Car-ticle Mass
"Are you going to have people out there that do try to cause trouble? Maybe. Are we going to be out there to deal with them? Absolutely," Trooper David Hall with the Colorado State Patrol said.
Hall understands the frustrations that can arise between cyclists and motorists, but says both sides need to show restraint.
"This is not a new issue. I understand the frustration that motorists feel sometimes when they encounter bicycles on the road and I also understand the frustration that bicyclists feel when a motorist is belligerent to someone on a bicycle. This issue is a two way street," Hall said.
The Chicago Sun Times included a poll on who was most annoying. At the time I write this, cyclists are considered most annoying.
Here's hoping no one is hurt; and that cyclists in Colorado take this as an opportunity to show that we can behave well. I hope they don't take the bait and either don't engage these drivers - if any show up - or do so only with offers of help. Kill them with kindness.