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The Misguided Center of the Universe

On the east side of Central Park West, on the side of the road heading north, is a narrow bike lane which I recently made use of.

Since there is only one bike lane for both sides of Central Park West, I figured it was OK to use it going south. It’s meant for bikes going in both directions, I said to myself. So I did.

This morning I rode up to Columbia going north on the same lane. A few blocks up, I saw a man on a bicycle riding south on it towards me.

An immediate warm flush of irritation coursed through my body as I saw him inconveniencing me by going the wrong way.

So much for rationality and world peace.

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