Early morning cyclists
A Grapevine commenter writer wants bikes off the road because "bikes can’t maintain the speed LIMIT" as if LIMIT means minimum speed. Good Grief. That video was shot Sat at 7:30 am in front of Cocowalk. Hardly anyone is out of their house except cyclists.
EDITOR'S NOTE: I have to admit I was surprised by the comments that accompanied the bicycle video I posted on Saturday. I had waited weeks, maybe months to get the right moment to film this. I post most of this stuff on Instagram, which I call, "feeding the beast," because it's like you have to constantly post there. And hey, it beats selfies. On Instagram people loved it, same with Facebook, I guess because you can't be anonymous there.
This was early in the morning, Saturday morning, and it's the same on Sunday morning. I venture to say that most if not all of the complaining comments were from people who are not up or out at 7:30 am on weekend mornings. If you are, I don't see you out on the street, as there is not much foot traffic and hardly any car traffic. I just wanted to say that yes, at times groups of bicyclists are annoying on the streets, but my purpose of posting the video was because I think it's a fun, Coconut Grove thing to see all the cyclists pass through the village early on weekend mornings. It's a rite of passage. No pun intended. I thought I was posting something fun, it wasn't intended to rile people up.
It sort of reminds me of the AirBnB situation where people came out to speak at City Hall about the issue and then the City called out those people and said now they knew who to sue and go after because they exposed themselves by speaking up. Not my intention by filming the cyclists. Far from it. I love the early morning cyclists. It's one of the last Grovey things we have left. Let's enjoy it before we are all paved over and turned into Brickell South.
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