He was complaining about a whole road being made into a cycle lane:-
but after his ‘run ’em down comments’ loads of cyclists complained and it quickly got round to Lance Armstrong who ended up on Kornheiser’s show. Armstrong went on to make some good points and that cyclists and motorists should have ‘mutual respect’.
He also ‘stuck up for women cyclists’ who may be afraid of learning to cycle because of the dangerous motorists. He also spoke well and kept his composure (surprisingly).
There’s this myth that motorists are impatient and only ‘pick on cyclists’ but they are impatient even with funeral hearses and horse riders. Many motorists don’t give a damm. It is even worse for horse riders, as they cannot get away easily and the horse could bolt. Motorists want to go fast.
The media as we know ‘hates cyclists’. It is just that other news doesn’t get reported so much but they are easily found all over the internet, although some of these may not be reported at all. I know for a fact that a policewoman riding her horse was hit by a motorist, as she told me. Why do you think there are hardly any horses actually using the road? They are being hounded out by the aggressive motorist. God help anyone who gets in their way.
Then Lance reminded Kornheiser that ‘this is 2010’ and because of the rising of social media comments such as his will escalate so he has to be careful with what he says.
Just goes to show how important it is for cyclists to complain on a mass scale.
This is the Cyber Velorution – We are a FORCE!