cross pix and news
While riding yesterday morning on the Capital Crescent trail I encountered many retards. Cyclists can be just as stupid, oblivious, and discourteous as drivers. One in particular got my blood pressure fired up. I was heading north. A slight uphill towards Bethesda. Many cyclists are coming the opposite direction in the morning on their way to work in DC. In fact I saw my friend and fellow City Bike teammate, Matt, doing just that; riding to work. Back to the story. So this jerk off is passing someone as they are heading south. He is on my side of the path – coming at me. Not a big deal as I see lots of these commuter superstars racing downhill and passing other cyclists, runners, or pedestrians. I just need to always have my head up. But this jack-ass makes no attempt to get back over into his lane after passing the other cyclist. He’s just coming right at me. I sit up – hoping he’ll recognize the familiar sight of another cyclist, and one that is about to impact him. Nothing. I make a questioning gesture and start to yell “what the F*ing hell are you doing”, to which he gestures for me to get out of the way. Not with some sense of urgency as if to imply he is in a emergency situation. No, this was a subtle hand way for me to get over. Mind you, I was already riding on the pavement/grass line to avoid crashing with this shithead. We pass each other quickly as the gestures are exchanged. I slowed and looked back. He kept on riding in the “wrong” lane. Assholes – cyclists have em too.
Here are some pix taken by Kevin Dillard.
Some good examples of muddy cross conditions
and the youngest (Nick Bax is 16)
No shame though – these two kick ass. Check out their results at usacycling.org
Here are some more pix…