A local conservative talk show host has riled up many in the cycling community with a post about his disdain for cyclists and their “privilege.”
Here’s a snippet of what James T. Harris posted on his show’s blog:
I do not like bikers. I’m not talking about real bikers, like Harley riders. I’m talking about bicyclists, the privileged weekend riders of Southern Arizona… the real 1%-ers of Pima County.
In his post to complains about a bicycle crossing in Oro Valley and The Loop.
In the city of Tucson, home of car-killing potholes, bikers rule the roost. Thanks to the largess of the Pima County Taxpayer and the visionary misappropriation of tax dollars from county administrator Chuck Huckleberry, cyclists in Pima County don’t have to risk life, limb or rim. They get to ride on the smoothest roads in town!
The post has no option for comments, but cyclists have been responding to the post on Facebook, which is embedded below.