Really, I don't care how environmentally friendly you are. Please see this instructional video for details:http://www.boreme.com/boreme/funny-2008/monkey-dust-cyclists-p1.php
Why have I declared fatwa on cyclists?
Okay, I was feeling like I needed a walk. I've been trying a new meditation called walking meditation. I decided to kill two birds with one stone, and so I set out to walk to the Majestic Hotel and back. This is the hotel on Seven Sisters Road where my mother stays when she comes to London. I didn't start meditating right away - my plan was that I'd start when I was on the correct side of the road for the hotel. It's a long, straight road and it was quiet. Perfect for mindful, meditative walking.
So, I'm crossing the road - in my right mind, and concentrating on what I'm doing. I get past three sets of lights, when I come to a fourth. The light has turned green, so I look into the traffic stream, and see that the cars have stopped.
Before I look the other way, I put one foot forward. I don't actually step into the road, but I put one foot about three inches into the road. What harm would that do? Someone would have to be riding on the wrong side of the road, insanely close to the curb AND go through a stop light for any hard to come to me, right?
Yes- he was riding through a red light, evading the pesky bunch of good road users by just jumping onto the wrong side of the road. Stop for a fucking red light? Why should he? He's a fucking CYCLIST. No, instead he just cut onto the wrong side of the road, so close to the curb that he ran over my foot, which was about three inches into the road.
Thank God for the Grinder Stag boot. Without it's protection I'd be a hell of a lot more than just pissed off. I just wish I'd had the presence of mind to shove him off his bike and give the prick some road rash to remember me by.