Cy­cling dorks ig­nore cour­tesy

Rotorua Daily Post - - OUR PEOPLE - By Mike Yard­ley

Well, Auck­land mo­torist Pi­eter Kruger has cer­tainly sparked a storm of me­dia at­ten­tion af­ter tak­ing to task the in­her­ent self­ish­ness of cy­clists rid­ing two abreast who block road traf­fic.

And good on Pi­eter for call­ing them out.

Cap­tured on cam­era, in full ly­cra glory, stub­bornly re­fus­ing to form a sin­gle file on a dan­ger­ous wind­ing and nar­row road, know­ing full well he was be­hind them in his car, and could not safely pass.

He was on his way home to Piha on West Coast Road.

But oh no, these dorks chose to keep their con­ver­sa­tion go­ing, while cy­cling two abreast, com­man­deer­ing the road­way, and block­ing his abil­ity to pass them.

Per­haps these wannabe Lance Arm­strongs were chan­nelling their right­eous ar­ro­gance.

But isn’t this so typ­i­cal? So cliche. So com­pletely out of con­trol.

Rabid, care­less two abreast­ers, who refuse to budge, refuse to show one sker­rick of ba­sic cour­tesy and refuse to fol­low ba­sic cour­tesy on the road.

I am stag­gered that the Cy­cling Ac­tion Net­work has had the gall to de­fend this kind of be­hav­iour by cy­clists. Pa­trick Mor­gan can’t see any­thing wrong.

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