Another weekend and another bunch of bicyclists traversing Lake County roadways. A lot of people don't like 'em. As in the following missive The Hound received. A warning: The Hound is only the messenger here, so don't go ballistic. This probably represents what a lot of people think. Then again, it may not.
"This is aimed at a group that would be chagrined to see themselves in this unfavorable mirror, or to know the joke that they have become.
"Just who are these obnoxious self-centered twits who have for years ridden their bicycles on Hunt Club Road on Sunday mornings? I have ridden my bicycle for decades and I am embarrassed to even be associated with their clueless and boorish behavior.
"Two-wheel riders (I am both a bicyclist and motorcyclist) have long had a program of 'share the road' aimed at automobiles. But share the road is a two-way street requiring courtesy and common sense from both drivers and riders.
"It means you obey the traffic laws and display common courtesy. Just because you have a large number of riders does not allow you to blow through stop signs and run red lights. It is also stupid and dangerous to use your huge pack to block the entire lane and pile up autos behind you.
"I am a high-level executive. These parties exhibit a long list of clues for the exact people I try to keep out of my organization: Rude, obnoxious, self-centered and clueless is just a start.
"Their need to act like a pack means they will be the same in the workplace. Self-serving group think is not how we maintain a highly profitable, world-leading company (and thriving as an American manufacturer). And to be a little impish myself, paying absurdly high prices for clown outfits with someone else's ads emblazoned all over does not indicate these are people to whom I would like to give budget authority.
"Our area has some wonderful bike trails. If you can't use reasonable behavior on the highway, move to the bike trails.
"My name is withheld as I doubt these people have much of a sense of humor and I would feel bad if I accidentally offended a customer, vendor or (heaven forbid) a local authority."
The Hound thinks the writer feels better and it might be cheaper than analysis.