Do you ever ride a bike? How frequently or why not? Tell us all about you and cycling, please. :-)
I do not. I guess probably because I don’t find it enjoyable recreationally (I don’t really find any exercise enjoyable aside from team sports, to be fair), nor do I have any interest in using it as a mode of transportation.
Having lived in Boston for more than a decade—and more specifically, in Cambridge and Somerville—I must admit I’ve developed sort of a distaste for bikers. That seems to be a common attitude among drivers in this area. I’ve found that many of them (but not all of them) expect to be treated like cars, but don’t want to abide by traffic laws (i.e. they run red lights or ride the wrong way down one-way streets). I’ve been nabbed by a biker at least once or twice while walking, and have had near-collisions with them while driving. I realize they’re doing something noble by choosing an environmentally friendly mode of transportation and I don’t fault all of them for the actions of some of them, but they make me nervous as both a driver and a walker.
/end mini bike rant