Friday, September 4, 2009

To all of you motorcycle riders out there

This is a rant, OK? You motorcycle riders need to listen up!

My mother and father ride. Celeste, a blogger friend, and her husband ride. My brother rides. My HR director at work rides. Neighbor buddy Jimmy rides. I know folks with motorcycles, OK?

Many of you bikers preach about watching out for bikers. Look twice, save a life, right? Yeah, OK. Fine.

I'm so worried about my friends and family that I'm extra cautious when a motorcycle is around. It's fine, and I appreciate you looking out for me, too.

However, I have a bone to pick with a few riders out there. If you are doing a wheelie at 70 mph down the interstate during rush hour...you're on your own. If you're weaving in and out of traffic, gaining no more than 2-3 car lengths, you're on your own. If you're running hell-bent-for-leather on the shoulder, to pass a line of cars, you're on your own.

We need to share the road with bikers, but they need to share the road with US, too.

Fair? I think so.

I'm just sayin'.


P.S. None of my family/friends, listed above, do these things.

2 comments:

Amy said...

lemme guess - reckless dude was riding a crotchrocket, wasn't he?

Donna said...

You got that right. And yeah... what Amy said.