My latest letter to Tracy Johnson at KFMB: Dear sir... Thank you for your prompt response. I must, however, respectfully disagree with your assessment of Mr. Robert's comments. While he might not have encouraged anyone else to make a cyclist their hood ornament, Mr. Roberts very clearly states (in response to a letter he is reading on air), "I want you....I want you as my hood ornament." While it may be that Rick meant this as satirical, that is difficult to believe when for the much of the show Mr. Roberts puts down and insults cyclists, not only for riding 2 abreast, but also for being "Lance wannabes" and for the clothes they wear. This is another one of his comments:
It doesn't seem to me with that comment that Mr. Roberts is just railing against cyclists that don't follow the rules of the road, but anyone who dares to be riding in a road without a bike lane. This type of attitude is rampant, and comments like Ricks do nothing to help. The rest of the diatribe is obviously meant to belittle cyclists and what happens when you run into them...that the damage to one's car is far more worrisome than what happens to the cyclist. Again, you probably think of this is as satire...I think its just plain sick. Sincerely, George Raihala My next e-mail is going to be to Ford, letting them know that while they are spending a lot of $ sponsoring IMNA events, one of their dealerships is pissing off a lot cyclists and triathletes by advertising with these ass clowns. Spot
"That little lane over there, that “scootchy one” that’s yours, the other one’s mine and I’m going to use every bit of it Jack, so stay in yours and I’ll stay in mine. Y’know you never want to run into a bicyclist, number one it’ll dent your car, crack your windshield, you never know. You may get home and find one of these little bumblebees is hanging onto your bumper then you gotta take them all the way back to their bicycle. Y’know I hate it when that happens."
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