Set The Wayback Machine to 2006 Sherman

This week I continue the new feature here at IRBB. Since acquiring Mr. Peabody's Wayback Machine on eBay (it's better when you win it, they say) I'll use it to travel back in time to either stories from my distant past or posts from my not-so-distant past that you may not have read before. Today is one of the latter.


I have very little patience for cyclists. Especially in rush hour when they cut me off, run traffic lights, or swerve between lanes.

Snow BikerHere I foolishly thought one of the benefits of winter was not having to deal with this annoyance for at least a few months... but then I came across this scene while driving to work at the start of a blizzard the other day.

A cyclist.

Walking his bike.

In the snow.

(Well, not a great picture, but I really shouldn't have been taking photos whilst driving through said blizzard either, to be honest.)

This reminded me of a blog entry I did last summer - a memorable encounter, to be sure:


IT WAS

... a hot day.

But what was worse, it was a hot day in an un-air conditioned car.

Worse than that, it was a hot day in an un-air conditioned car in rush hour traffic.

Worse than that, it was a hot day in an un-air conditioned car in rush hour traffic stuck behind a cyclist.

Worse than that, it was a hot day in an un-air conditioned car in rush hour traffic stuck behind a cyclist who was COASTING (not peddaling).

Worse than that, it was a hot day in an un-air conditioned car in rush hour traffic stuck behind a cyclist who was COASTING (not peddaling) who was unbelievably fat.

Worse than that, it was a hot day in an un-air conditioned car in rush hour traffic stuck behind a cyclist who was COASTING (not peddaling) who was unbelievably fat with his extremely large butt crack staring me in the face.

It doesn't get worse than that.

12 People would rather be commenting:

DJ Kirkby said...

Lol thanks for the laugh...can we have some of your snow if a couple of weeks time? Just for a day or so and then you can have it back!

Kathy Frederick said...

Hilarious! What a picture you painted. Thanks. I think. Ewww, butt crack!
Kathy at The Junk Drawer

Canadian flake said...

Actually...the truth is that it COULD get worse...but I like ya wayyyyyyy too much to tell you how...

It would give you nightmares for weeks if I did...lmaooooooooo.

Thanks for the giggles.

Worker Mommy said...

HaHahHa! You should have rolled down your window and tried to make baskets in to his crack...

Yeah a little yuck but then maybe he would have gotten the hint and moved the hell out of the way.

Christine said...

Interesting perspective. I'm used to hearing from the cyclists, instead, who wish we had a bike lane in our area. They come home with stories about the guy who drove right behind them, cursing, because they were riding a bike in the street.

Scary.

Me, when I see a really fat person on a bike, I think, "Some day, he's not going to be fat." And if he needs to coast, once in a while. because he's out of shape, well, that'll fade, soon enough.

Maureen said...

DJ: You are welcome to as much as you want -- we have loads to spare... and more on the way!

Kathy: Yeah, it wasn't a pretty sight....

CF: You're welcome. And thank you too for saving me some nightmares...


Har! Worker Mommy!

Christine: I agree with the cyclists that there should be special lanes for them. Instead, they hog the entire car lane going too slow for traffic, weave dangerously in between lanes, and have no regard for traffic signals or laws. It's dangerous and frustrating for everyone. And don't get me wrong; I applaud people who want to get into shape (heaven knows I should join them), but I draw the line when they protrude their private parts from their clothing in public.

Vegas Princess said...

Hmmmm...how about...

Worse than that, it was a hot day in an un-air conditioned car in rush hour traffic stuck behind a cyclist who was COASTING (not peddaling) who was unbelievably fat with his extremely large butt crack staring me in the face who hit a bump and flew off the bike and landed on your windshield with his butt crack plastered to the glass.

Vegas Princess said...

Oh and I can't stand bikers either. They never follow the rules of the road like they are supposed to and fly around you like they own the raod. They are sometimes worse than motorcyclists who decide to speed between cars.

ALF said...

Oh man - there's really nothing worse than a fat butcrack staring you in the face.

I found your site from Twipply Skwoods - just stopped by to say hi!

Maureen said...

VP: HAH!!! Love the addition... and yes, I concur wholeheartedly on our views on many cyclists.

Alf: Welcome! Glad you stopped by, thanks!

jp said...

I'm not liking this visual, Maureen...YIKES.

Jill said...

Yike! Too bad (s)he wasn't the winter/snow cyclist - maybe esome of the very large butt would be pedaled away before you get stuck behind him next summer!!!!

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