Congratulations to Rosie DiManno, the troll who the Toronto Star still employs for unfathomable reasons, for passing Rob Ford on the list of peoople who are misguided about cycling in Toronto.
I didn’t think it was possible. Shame on the Toronto Star for employing someone advocating murder.
…At least drivers don’t have the virtue that’s been invested on cyclists, arguably the most sanctimonious breed on the planet: I cycle therefore I am divine.
They have risen to No. 1 on my list of People Who Should Be Shot.
In its natural habitat — which I contend should not be any North American metropolis never designed for bicycle-right-of-way — the ped-aphile is a flat-bottomed creature with a stupid aerodynamic helmet (as if about to contest a pursuit race in the velodrome) and stupider Lycra shorts. Its distinctive mating call goes like this: GET THE HELL OUT OF THE WAY A–HOLE! It pays no mind to red lights and crosswalks, especially when in the employ of a courier service. It makes rolling stops at intersections. And it is hysterically confrontational with motorists. Pedestrians, by comparison, seem hardly to register. We’re not invisible, merely irrelevant, because we can’t hurt them like, say, a car door opening.
Full article: Foot soldier declares war on sanctimonious cyclistsWed, Feb 24: Come to the Toronto Bike Awards!