jgurney wrote:Exactly the one you saw that he was. That he wanted everyone to know that he was:
not one of these people who believed cyclists had a right to be on the road - shown by riding on the pavement.
not one of these people who took their cycling seriously as a form of transport - shown by messing about on the pavement and by having a cheap bike, not wanting a 'serious' one.
not one of these do-gooders into peace or co-operation, sometimes linked to cycling - shown by riding in a anti-social fashion that annoyed or threatened others.
not rejecting the idea that cars equal status - shown by aggressive riding to demonstrate he is not meekly taking having to ride a bike lying down, but is resisting this insult.
that while he might be sat on a bike right now, his cultural identity was firmly as a motorist.
He evidently did this successfully as he got his message across to you.
I agree - you are ignoring that that was exactly my point to horizon!. He had said that every cyclist was making a point about their views and hopes for the future and implicit in that was that cyclists are good, noble and striving for the good of humanity. My point was - not necessarily.