Sunday, September 14, 2008

Share the Road!!

I was riding my bike home from school down Coming Street in moderate traffic when a fancy black convertible pulled up right next beside me. The bald driver inside then proceeded to say, "Get off the rode, sweetheart, you're going to get hurt." First of all, it is illegal for bikes to ride on the sidewalk and for cars to intimidate bicyclists. But what made me mad was his condescending tone: he called me "sweetheart," like I'm his cute little baby that needs protection and male guidance on how to get around. He sped off, cutting me off, before I could even yell at him to "Share the road!"

Submitte by Leigh