Ed Driscoll

Bicycle Races Are Coming Your Way

Isn’t the fascist epistemology of bicycling obvious? I mean, think about it: Freddie Mercury and Queen were dubbed “may be the first truly fascist rock band” by Rolling Stone at precisely the time they were singing…this.


Of course.

But Sonny Bunch has a great observation here:

The hypocrisy of the biking community is kind of breathtaking. On the one hand, they demand equal access to the roads and get incredibly angry when car drivers suggest that the dangerously slow speeds at which bikers travel might hinder the flow of traffic. On the other, they proclaim that the laws of the road do not apply to them, and car drivers are just jealous. You can’t have it both ways, dears. Make up your minds.

Howard Dean could not be reached for comment. Nor could P.J. O’Rourke, but his earlier views on the topic can be found here.