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Hole In The Wall

カリフォルニア州サンノゼ在のソフトウェアエンジニア。

イギリスのJames Martinとかいうシェフ。

自転車 ヴァカモン

今日一日、自転車乗りの間で祭りになった話。それはこのアフォの書いたTesla Roadsterの紹介記事:

But whenever I drive to London, dutifully paying my £8 for the privilege (on top of my road tax, petrol tax, parking and all the other rip-offs), without fail a cyclist will rap on my window and make some holier-than-thou comment, before zooming off through a red light where he knows I can't get him.

God, I hate those cyclists. Every last herbal tea-drinking, Harriet Harman-voting one of them. That's one of the reasons I live in the countryside, where birds tweet, horses roam, pigs grunt and Lycra-clad buttocks are miles away. But recently, there's been a disturbing development.

Each Saturday, a big black truck appears at the bottom of my road, with bikes stuck to the roof and rear. Out of it step a bunch of City-boy ponces in fluorescent Spider-Man outfits, shades, bum bags and stupid cleated shoes, who then pedal around our narrow lanes four abreast with their private parts alarmingly apparent. Do they enjoy it? They never smile. I'm sure they just come here to wind me up.

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始めの数行で自分は自転車乗りが嫌いな事を告白している。これはかまわないし、別に好きになれともいわない。
しかし、しかしだ!最後の段落に飛ぶと、

But I don't care about any of that, and here's why. Twenty minutes into my test drive I pulled round a leafy bend, enjoying the birdsong - and spotted those damned Spider-Man cyclists. Knowing they wouldn't hear me coming, I stepped on the gas, waited until the split second before I overtook them, then gave them an almighty blast on the horn at the exact same time I passed them at speed.

The look of sheer terror as they tottered into the hedge was the best thing I've ever seen in my rear-view mirror. I think this could be the car for me.

Tesla Roadster電気自動車で音がしないのをいい事に、サイクリストの脇にそーっと忍び寄って追い抜きざまにクラクションをぶっ放し、ミラーでサイクリストが恐怖におののいてよろめく様を見るが最高に楽しいだと?しかもそれを自慢げに公開するかなぁ普通。セレブシェフだかなんだか知らないが...
この辺りでも夏になるとアフォ学生が追い抜きざまに大声で脅かしてきたりするけれど、そんなのはこのアフォに比べればまだかわいいもんである。