A quote from Marinetti's Futurist Manifesto of 1909:"Suddenly there were two cyclists disapproving of me and tottering in front of me like two persuasive but contradictory reasons. Their stupid swaying got in my way. What a bore! Pouah! I stopped short, and in disgust hurled myself — vlan! — head over heels in a ditch."So the Futurist Manifesto, that has been said to have anticipated avant garde sensibilities in the decades that followed, starts with a driver raging at two feeble cyclists. A STILL we stand before progress!
Those early automobilists were almost as bad as those scorchers.And scorchers were and ARE a part of bike culture.Cyclists pissed off road users quite a bit. The difference now is that motorists have a sense of entitlement which is false.An asshole on a bike is like an asshole in a car, just not as dangerous to others.
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