Daily archives: January 10, 2007

One lane blacktop

Why do drivers insist on tying to force a wide single lane road to be a dangerously narrow two lane? I’m thinking of a particular part of my commute (Palatine Road on the way to the junction with Barlow Moor Road) where tyres rub against the pavement on the inside, mirrors all but touch in the middle and cars are on the white line on the outside. It frustrates me because I’ve only got the inside two feet of road at the best of times and these greedy bastards steal it.

What really annoyed me this morning was when I passed another cyclist further down the road, pulling out and giving him fair space, and some idiot behind me blew his horn at me for daring to use the road properly.