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August 4, 2011

though this blog generally has a positive spin to it, i’ve got to say, sometimes people make honest statements that are right on point… and they make my day better. not gonna lie. other times, i think things while people watching (not hurtful things) and i feel like putting them out there might make your day better. so, i’m going to do it. i’m going to go there when the mood strikes me. hold tight for snarky, sarcastic ashley.

but first, i have to give kudos to boston globe columnist brian mcgrory for writing this article. for some time now, i’ve felt a brewing annoyance with bicyclists… not bikers (like motorcycles) or bicycles in their own right, but bicyclists. why, you ask? because they can’t make up their damn mind about what they’re going to be: a bike, a car, a pedestrian. primarily a pedestrian in the city, i’ve had my fair share of run-ins with speedy, cocky bicyclists taking over sidewalks, crosswalks, and any other flat surface, pretty much with no regard for anyone else, particularly those on foot. but mcgrory takes the stance of a driver, and i don’t blame him one bit. maybe i wouldn’t go so far as to say that bicyclists should be banned, but seriously? seriously. pick a persona, people! more importantly, pick a lane, abide by driving rules, and stop thinking that you own the world because you’re saving the environment by riding your bike. thanks for being more green – it’s cool, really, it is. but holy crap, where’d the ego come from? all i want to do is walk, and not wonder if someone bicycle is going to run the red light and hurtle through the crosswalk. is that too much to ask? apparently.


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