Funny stuff from Rene Bruemmer at The Gazette:
I curse the Bixi, and Mayor Gérald Tremblay along with it.
Until the inauguration of the bike-sharing system and its annoyingly jovial trendsetting two-wheelers, plus Tremblay’s Stalinesque obsession to enlarge Montreal’s bike-path network, the roads of the city were my own personal cycling domain.
With the exception of the strange cult of sociopathic bike couriers, a few green nuts and some impoverished student-types, there were not many like me pedalling to and from work all year round.
Friends and colleagues marvelled at my strength and courage, my dedication to single-handedly saving the planet. Yes, I would concur modestly, I am great. And, by extension, you are not.