I’m not sure why people feel the need to preach to bicyclists on the trail, but they do.
I’m no theologian, but I was always under the impression that this little piece of biblical wisdom was meant to inspire humility. Like, “don’t be so high and mighty, we’re all fuck-ups in God’s eyes.”
Instead, this line is always delivered with mounds of fire and brimestone, and seems meant to inspire shame and guilt. “You are a fuck up, but look at how righteous I am, with my sign preaching to bicyclers on the rail trail!”
In any event, after I snapped this pic, I pedaled my ass away from there post haste. People like these have been burning people like me at the stake for a long time, and I wasn’t taking any chances.
I made a video (8.6 MB) of my harrowing escape. I was using Brandi’s camera yesterday, so this one even has audio.