Sorry for the fracas

First of all, I’d like to apologize.

I was involved in a little altercation the other night that never should have happened.

I’ll spare you the gory details, but I and a driver got into it over a right-of-way issue at an intersection used by both bikes and cars. I thought it was my turn to go; the driver disagreed.

The argument escalated well beyond where it should have, and I regret how it reflects on both cyclists and drivers. After all, we’re all part of the same road-using family.

I’m embarrassed, and I hope all my readers will find a way to forgive me for a silly argument over a piece of asphalt.

Further, I’d like to apologize for comments I’ve made on some social-networking sites that might have contributed to this conflagration.

It was inappropriate for me to talk about “bikaz” and “drivaz.” I realize now that my words reflect on all cyclists, and I apologize for any transportational slurs I might have invoked.

The truth is, cyclists and drivers are each others’ biggest fans.

I plan to be out there cheering every car I see, and I hope to have a few drivers cheering for me, too.

Can’t we all just get along?

Comments

ObiWan 13 years, 2 months ago

You cyclist thugs and your rap music, you ought to be ashamed of yourself. Don't you know that you represent the shattered hopes and dreams of the entire state of Kansas? You should be kicked off the bicycle team and banished to Siberia!

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