Not going to give them the traffic, so here it is. The originator, Daniel Meers, is being taken to task on Twitter by Robbie McEwen etc.
THE time has come to declare war on cyclists.
They should be forced to register their bicycles, have insurance and be subject to breath tests.
Book them when they hog half the road and motorists can't get past. Book them when they cut motorists off at roundabouts. Book them if they are outside the bike lanes and book them for having a pack mentality.
Enough is enough. They are running the roads and it is downright dangerous.
Police and the State Government love giving themselves pats on the back for statewide traffic operations. Stopping speeding and drink-driving and lowering the road toll, but nobody ever mentions a word about cyclists.
They are a law unto themselves and they know it.
Their arrogance on the road can't even be measured.
As a journalist, I often get asked what politicians, sports stars and celebrities are "really like".
Nobody, I repeat, nobody shares the arrogance that cyclists have.
Each morning I go running. OK, some of the power walkers overtake me running, but I still run.
I meet a friend at her place every morning which is about a 3km drive from my home.
It takes me a good five minutes to get there.
Because at 5am the streets of Broadbeach and Surfers Paradise are filled with cyclists. They ride in packs, big packs of 20 and they take up the whole road in their lycra gear.
I'm stuck sitting on 30km while they ride.
They know I'm behind them, yet they make no attempt to move.
A couple of times you consider passing them, but it's too risky.
If I was to knock one over it would be my fault.
Why do they do it?
Because they damn well can.
Authorities let it happen.
The two-wheeled, arrogant, lycra-clad people look at motorists as if they are invading their territory. It's plain wrong.
There's a rogue peloton of cyclists abusing fellow road users and screaming to wake sleeping residents as it barrels through Surfers Paradise every morning at 5.
Woken residents who return fire with yells of "shadup!" are subjected to tirades of abuse from riders as they blast along narrow Garfield Terrace.
"It's like something out of Lord of the Flies," said one resident.
The above story is a daily occurrence on our streets and nobody seems to care.
Police need to start cycling operations. Make them too scared to do anything wrong.
Now, the cyclists will argue there aren't enough bike lanes on the Gold Coast. Council and government don't provide them with the facilities to ride.
There's a reason for that -- you wouldn't use them anyway.
It would be a waste of money building more cycling lanes because cyclists think they should be running the roads.
If the police did their job and cracked down on the cyclists for a while motorists might get the roads back to themselves; after all, they were invented for cars.
Bicycles are just as big a danger to road safety as some of the other driving crimes which contribute to serious accidents.
Driving on a busy road trying to dodge cyclists when cars are coming in the opposite direction is one of the most dangerous things you could do on a road.
Yet police do nothing about it. Start an operation and if it doesn't work, ban bikes full stop.
Enough is enough. Motorists need to start manning up and being vocal about the issue.
Roads are for cars, not bikes.
Make some noise people, win the roads back before something really bad happens.
And believe me, it will.