BY Staff Reports
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Jay Cronley's May 30 column on cycling cliches touched my heart. This is no country for old cyclists. A literate mind as creative as his certainly deserves better food for thought than what it has been getting while pedaling "saving money and improving" his health, cycling through country better suited for four wheels, or 18, than two. The following "new shouts" might bring some relief to his street-jaded ears:
Hey! Get a headlight!
Get a tail light!
Get brake lights!
Get signal lights!
Get seat belts!
Get a license tag!
Get liability insurance!
Get street legal!
Then, too, he seems worried about what others might do with the extra 1.59 minutes avoiding two-wheeled highway hazards might save them on the way home from work. I don't know what they might do with them, either. Whatever they want to, I suppose. I know what he can do with his.
Conrad Vollertsen, Sand Springs
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