Illustration by Ron Pitts Eh brah! I GET WHY you and your colorful bicycle buddies enjoy cruising our rural, quiet, and peaceful Upcountry road. I got no beef with that... WHAT I DON’T GET is how completely OBLIVIOUS you can be about how voices carry up here! Especially when you’re cluelessly YAKKING away to your pal who’s riding about 30 feet away from you!! Kind of ironic, … [Read more...] about Eh Brah! Shush!
Illustrated by Ron Pitts As we all know, MPD adamantly enforces a long list of laws that govern the roads. The seatbelt law even has a catchy slogan that we all know. If I'm not mistaken, vehicles turning right on red are REQUIRED to STOP before proceeding. My main method of transportation is a bicycle and I use crossways regularly to avoid disrupting traffic. Many times … [Read more...] about Eh Brah! You are breaking the law!
Eh, Brah! I was walking on the sidewalk down Ka`ahumanu Avenue early the other morning. Suddenly, you whizzed by me from behind on a bike doing at least 20 miles per hour, less than a foot from me. Look, I’m 75 and have osteoporosis. If you’d clipped me and knocked me down, I could have fallen and broken my hip. Or given me a heart attack. There was a bike lane two feet away! … [Read more...] about Eh Brah! Get your bike off the sidewalk!
Have you allowed yourself to get so low that you think you’re entitled to take water from a bicyclist? And on a hot summer afternoon no less. Someone who tries living sustainably by using a bike to run errands, and a hydro-flask clipped on the bike as not to use plastic. Someone who worked hard to earn the money to pay for both. You got a lot of nerve and a lot less brains. … [Read more...] about Eh Brah: Don’t try to take water from a bicyclist!
I was biking home from work–a six-mile trek–when you appeared on a sidewalk with your thumb out hitching a ride. I suppose I was wrong expecting you to share the sidewalk. It’s what I would naturally do, so I was taken back by your shouting at me to get onto the shoulder of the road “where I belong!” We bicyclists use the shoulder because bike paths aren’t available to us so … [Read more...] about Eh Brah: Why can’t we all share the sidewalk?