Thursday, October 11, 2012
Oooooh. Shhhh. You might scare it away before I can get a picture
*note- on a revisit to this post, I realized that I made it seem as though cyclists are afraid to put their bikes on bus racks, when in fact the problem is that the NFTA fails to put a rack on every bus (only 50% have racks). They are unresponsive to requests for action and can't even seem to promise to have all buses on a particular route have a rack. As a result, you have a 50% chance of not having a rack on the bus which stops. Most people find the odds too low, and thus the racks are rarely used. I ride all over and the one time I actually needed a bus w/rack, the bus that showed up had no rack. Good thing I have a folder. Oh wait. I tried to take my folder on a bus with a rack (folded) and the driver refused to let me on. Sorry. Sarcasm is not usually my style. BTW, the folder wouldn't have fit in the rack that day because I had a front rack on it. Call me furious.