So on the way home from work yesterday I saw some idiot riding one of these...
and his hat was even sillier since it had flashing lights on it.
This was within blocks of my workplace so it was strange, considering I don't work in the Victorian era. In Chicago we're known to have a car or two on the roads during rush hour. I'm not a cyclist (can't stop unless there is a bush I can crash into) but I don't think we make anyone's list of cycle friendly cities. I don't love heights and have lousy balance so I'd be less afraid of sticking my hand in a running garbage disposal than getting on one of those things. What is the mindset one needs to have in order to do this mid-rush hour on a road without a bike lane?
I wonder if it's the same guy I saw riding one of these last year
If not we've got two people with stellar judgement cruising the same high trafficked neighborhood.
My dad was right - the world is full of idiots.