Best Of 2006

Best Way to Piss Off the Cycling Community: Tell them they look dorky in spandex

Seriously though, cyclists are a passionate bunch. After the Planet published a tongue-in-cheek opinion piece about the battle between motorists and cyclists (“Get Out of My Way,” by Anne Arsenault, March 22), we were inundated with letters from disgruntled bikers. Some of them could appreciate the not-so-subtle mocking of their helmet and spandex accoutrements, while others made not-so-veiled attacks on the writer’s gall for even publishing such thoughts. Either way, the result was impressive, and we must give props to the cyclists for speaking up for their rights to the road.