sun 12 aug 2007 17:19:49 raamgracht
and another thing. the bells.
and another thing. okay two things really. about bicycle bells.
 people who jingle their bicycle bell just because they have one.
 people who ring their bicycle bell to say "get the fuck out of my way, i'm a cyclist!"
i don't care what anyone tells you, bicyclists do *not* have the a priori right of way, anywhere. pedestrians do. because feet were invented before wheels. pedestrians have the a priori right of way anywhere on earth, including an airport runway or the middle of the pacific ocean. remember that.
the purpose of a bicycle bell is to let someone know you're coming. period, punt uit.
you're not supposed to use your bicycle bell as a plow.
and you're not supposed to play it like a musical instrument, as in "i'm having fun riding my rental mac-bike through beautiful amsterdam, jing-jing-jing, jing-jing-jing!".
hopefully now that i've got all that off my chest, i'll shut up about those things for awhile.