Ok, by now everyone has heard about the tragedy in Mexico where an American stoned on Cocaine plows into a group of cyclists. As of now, two people are dead, and several others are in critical condition.
What is really gross is the comments that I am hearing from non-cyclists. Wow, Cool, Yeah, baby, toss those faggots! Think I'm kidding, go to your local Craigslist and click on rants and raves. Heck, I even heard some off color stuff here in my office, and everyone knows I'm a cyclist.
So I pulled up photo 2. This one got a little grimmer reaction from folks.
That's a paramedic kneeling in blood. See that nice shoe? Is there a foot attached? Those weren't stunt dummies, those were PEOPLE.
You can say all you want about the asswipe who did this terrible thing. What I find even more disgusting is the cavalier attitude that people have towards cyclists getting killed. These are people. Just like you, just like me. Can you look me in the eye and wish that on me? Really? Do you really think that the act of riding a bike is so horrendous that you would wish that on me?
I sat up last night watching the Green Mile again last night and have a serious case of what Jenn calls "cranky pants." There is a reason why I have a slew of dogs, they are much nicer than most of the people I know. Mean people suck.