My last post about the terminally hip fixie crowd was an attempt at humor. If a person tells a joke then has to explain it, it is not funny.
If a certain reader of my last post can’t tell it is satire without me labeling as such, then maybe you should get to know my style of writing before rushing to judgment.
If you think I am prejudiced against this or that cycling faction you are wrong, and the problem is not mine, but your inability to laugh at yourself.
There are people in this world who would kill us because we don’t hold their particular religious beliefs or values. We make fun of them, not because we are prejudiced, but because we see the absurdity, the humor in it.
My recent post, Womankind, and the website I was reviewing, Copenhagen Girls on Bikes, is still drawing criticism for being sexist and perverted when I intended it to be a tribute to the grace and beauty of women.
When a woman (or a man for that matter.) dresses in nice clothes, they are making the world, their environment, more beautiful.
However, I am not supposed to look and admire without the accusation of being some kind of pervert. Maybe women should dress in long black robes from head to toe, that way we wouldn’t be tempted to look.
And maybe the fixie crowd should not post pictures of their bikes and videos of their trackstand competitions on line; so the rest of us will not be tempted to make fun of them.
Label: This is a rant.