There are some annoying things that you know you’ll have to deal with when you ride in the bike lane.
You’ll get cars trying to invade your space, buses riding about one to two centimetres behind you, and an array of others cyclists trying to edge their way in front of you – no matter how fast you ride.
One thing you shouldn’t have to put up with though are rollerbladers in the bike lane. For so many reasons, it just shouldn’t be a thing.
Here are 15 tweets from people who have had the misfortune of encountering such a thing:
1. Who Does That?
I just saw somebody rollerblading in the bike lane in wheeling. Like honestly who does that
— john christakis (@notoriousJGC) November 6, 2014
2. No Chill
the guy rollerblading in the bike lane has no chill — BrookeLynne (@BrookeLynneNYC) October 30, 2014
4. All Sorts Of Havoc
dude rollerblading in the bike lane on 1st avenue is causing all sorts of havoc zomg more importantly it’s 2014 who the fuck rollerblades?!
— BRIAN TRUNZO (@NTBro) September 3, 2014
— Blake Burton (@BlakeJBurton) August 16, 2014
6. A Strong Statement
homeboy rollerblading in the bike lane is making a strong statement. — mikayla mòyǎ (@mmikrib) October 15, 2013
7. One Loud Bell Ding
Rollerblader in the bike lane at rush hour wearing headphones… You get one loud bell ding for every year since rollerblading was a thing. — Paige Dzenis (@paiiige) July 15, 2013
8. Did I Really Just See That?
Did I really just see a shirtless guy holding a bike tire, a can of gas, his dog on a leash, rollerblading in the middle of a 4 lane road?
— Andrew T Palmer (@AndrewTPalmer) July 10, 2013
9. Ejected From The Game
Dude, rollerblading with golf clubs in the bike lane is three strikes already. The headphones insure you’ve just been ejected from the game.
— daniel liss (@pouringdown) July 26, 2012
10. Crazy Diamond
12. Just Please Don’t
15. Any Chance?
I’m totally down with the mom roller blading while pushing her kids’ stroller, but must that take place in the bike lane in a city? #scary
— Derya (@ohderya) August 23, 2012
16. There’s Always One
There’s always one douchebag on roller blades in the bike lane.
— Jason Murray (@JM77) January 14, 2013
— Cheryl A. Rafuse (@stingrayfuse) August 12, 2011
18. The Novelty Alternative Transportation Lane
It’s not called the “Novelty Alternative Transportation Lane”. It is the “Bike Lane”. No skateboards, roller blades, etc., please! #fb
— Robert Quinlivan (@rkquinlivan) August 12, 2011
19. This Is The Bike Lane Bitch!
Hey guy on rollerblades! This is the bike lane bitch!
— Justin Townes Earle (@JustinTEarle) November 13, 2010