Critical Mass


Is there something about getting into a car that turns some people into inconsiderate arseholes and lowers their IQ? Stretches of Oxford Road have a cycle lane, which should be a good thing. Except that some drivers coming out of the side roads have decided the gap is actually there for their benefit, so they can edge an extra two feet out into the road and remain protected from the stream of traffic going by. Of course, it doesn’t matter to them that this pushes those of us on two wheels out into the traffic they want to stay safe from.

If I wasn’t such a nice person I’d invest in a pair of sturdy metal pedals and start scraping them along peoples bumpers when they blocked my right of way. Alternatively, I could find out what the local Critical Mass folks are doing and start going on their demos again.