[LMB] [PSA] Spring has Sprung

A. Marina Fournier saffronrose at me.com
Sun Jun 2 21:10:33 BST 2019


On Jun 2, 2019, at 9:10 AM, Marc Wilson <marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk> wrote:
> 
> On Fri, 31 May 2019 21:00:57 -0700, "A. Marina Fournier"
> <saffronrose at me.com> wrote:
> 
>> I don’t recall whether my college roommate (mid-’70’s) was referring to bicyclists in France, Holland, somewhere in between, or all of the above, but she said that bicyclists there, wearing heavy wooden clogs (I was wearing backless Swedish ones at the time. Still do), would kick out at cars with clueless drivers, to express their
> disapproval.
> 
> Sounds like the Netherlands.  Dutch cyclists are fearless, because in
> essence if you as a driver hit a cyclist, it's your fault.
> 
> Do it a second time, and you're basically uninsurable.

I’m impressed!

> I remember seeing a young lady riding along Leidsestraat with a 6'
> fibreglass flamingo under one arm, and a baguette under the other.

I’m in awe! My balance was never such that I could have done that, even in my teens or twenties!

A. Marina Fournier
Valley of Heart’s Delight, CA
saffronrose at me.com
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