jonawebb wrote:Also, everyone may not realize how isolating it can feel being criticized here when you haven’t met the people face to face. What might be intended as a joke comes across as hurtful. And since some people here know each other and others don’t it complicates everything.
I agree. Being someone who has been guilty of doing this, I am now overly cautious about what I post and how I post it. I have learned that once you post something on this board it never goes away, and what may seem like a joke to some can be very hurtful to others. I wish I could go back and stop myself from posting stupid things because now I know that I can apologize and work hard fighting for cyclist but it means nothing to fellow cyclist I offended on this board. Cyclist that could be a great ally that I offended with a sarcastic post. From now on I post with Love, Dignity, and Respect. Last year I sent PM’s to people who I have offended on this board apologizing, because I love this cycling community.
I certainly have posted some crap. I probably will never really fit in any group really, but I do love cycling and I love the fact that there is a group of people here that also love it. Sure, I don’t fit in to the group that well, but at least I ride to and from work almost every day unless it is really crazy bad weather. I think we all have the same goals. Make Pittsburgh a better/safer place to be on a bike.
The reason I posted that Boulder article is because I want to show people this kind of thing happens everywhere. I mean that cop in Boulder called the person that got that ticket at 1:00AM. What person does that? Strange. Anyway, I guess I wanted to say, hey you have company out there. There are idiot cops, cyclists, motorists and pedestrians out there. All you can do, is try and get to where you are going alive.
Mr, we will meet someday. I have wanted to go on two rides you had, but I had to work both times. I am soon working two jobs for the next two months, so I guess it will be a while. I am still going to be riding to and from work though! Yahoo!