Idiot Season

Jay Loeppke jloeppke at
Tue Apr 15 11:34:58 PDT 2008

Will I guess I have to speak up.  I am one of those special morons you  
refer to.  I have found lots of good  help for my 95 Gpz on this blog  
but this is not constructive  criticism worthy  of this site.  It  
sounds like a bunch of not well educated red necks talking.

I ride my bicycle 3-5K a year. Obviously for great fitness but also  
the two "bikes" really work together.  I am 50, and what I mean by  
working together particularly as I get older   is that the fitness on  
the bike allows me to ride long distances with less fatigue (ridding  
position is similar for the two), balance is enhanced,  spacial  
awareness is heightened, my concentration is better  and I am very  
aware of the traffic around me ( bicycling is far worse than  
motorcycles, way more close calls, cars do not see you at all, they  
look right through you, they don't expect a bicycle to be coming at  
you at 25-30 mph).

The majority of the road bikers are also tax payers, with cars,  
motorcycles, etc. They paid for  the same road as you.   As in most  
states,  Mn. bicyclists have the same right and have to obey the same  
rules as any other motorized vehicle.  So they have every right to be  
there, the same as you.   They can drive right down the middle of  
their lane if they are so foolish to do so. Though it would be to  
their health benefit to ride to the side.  Bike paths a great for  
casual riders, family, kids, ect.  But when your going out for a long  
serious workout ride (30-100 miles) the rare bike path just doesn't  
cut it.

I challenge you to pick up a bicycle and try it.    You will see how  
great they work together.  You will be a much better/safer motorcyclist.

Interestingly have been watching the KLR come up in the discussions.    
I have been looking for the right one (wrecked) so I can fix it the  
way I want. I  would love to do the great divide trail
Any body interested?

On Apr 15, 2008, at 10:24 AM, 1KPerDay wrote:

> bicyclists are a special breed of moron. No offense meant to any
> here... some of my best friends are cyclists. Not that there's
> anything wrong with that. etc. :D
> Some of the best roads here are frequently choked with herds of
> slow-moving, selfish 2-wheelers like bicyclists and harley riders and
> goldwingers. LOL
> At least the harleys and goldwings pay road/use taxes... cyclists just
> FEEL entitled. Skinny bastards.
> On 4/15/08, scapco at <scapco at> wrote:
>> Well, it looks like idiot season is upon us here in
>> Denver.  I had my first "close encounter" yesterday on the
>> way home from work with an idiot on a bicycle.
> -- 
> Utah Jeff
> '96 SheePz1100

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