vx255 wrote: KennethC wrote:
vx255 wrote:I thought (and correct me if I got it wrong) that the articles bad points were actually quotes from ill informed drivers from the radio show. But you are right in that its Hilary that uses the term "racer".
Nothing in the article indicates they're quotes from callers. Dale has a point though, I don't suppose a lot of drivers who are not riders read Ride On. My only peeve is the incorrect use of the terms "race" and "racer". The way she put it, I would be a racer as I don't usually commute there nor do I ride recreationally!
Looks like it's time for a letter to the editor.
"What's interesting is how few callers differentiated between racers and other recreational or commuting riders. And it was shocking hearing the venom directed to us all, from people who'd had bad experiences with with cyclists or just thought we "got in the way". etc"
that to me is Hilary rephrasing what the callers had said.
So what do you call a cyclist who is not commuting, not riding for fun, and not racing?
The passage you quoted come after what I quoted, and from the composition of the passages I tend to believe she favoured the terms "race" and "racer". Don't quote me on that though, IANAL (I Am Not A Linguist).
So is it ok to direct the venom at racers instead? *Eyes eagerly at parawolf, lama, et al*
I'm back, babeh.