The video the GoPro recorded this evening after work - riding north on Dearborn... the amount of unisex shoaling was so overwhelming... I actually yelled out on Dearborn and Whacker - SHOALERS!
Almost every intersection had women and men and Divvy shoalers.
Heh, I didn't know Clint Eastwood starred in that show. Go ahead, punk shoaler, make my day!
Oh my god, I'm laughing my ass off. You have a talent for songwriting.
Does it count as shoaling if the person ahead of you stops 10 feet before the big white stripe? I hope not, as when confronted with that situation this morning I went ahead and stopped at the line.
I was trying to give the white stripe a respectful distance, SHOALER!!!
Found this pro-shoaling article for you to read while I was recovering.
Yesterday I was leading a small group that was not going fast. We were on Damen going perhaps 12 mph and a person on a Divvy who we had passed a few blocks before then shoaled and got in front of us. I waited for traffic to allow me so I could pass the 9 mph Divvy rider. My group got split as some were not able to pass due to traffic. I was thrilled when I saw the Divvy turn before we reached the next light. This was not a matter of pride or annoyance, it was simply dangerous. I was going to gently explain this if we had an encounter at the next light as I felt responsible for the group I was leading.
Yesterday after work, I got on Dearborn headed north. At Dearborn and Madison, I got shoaled by a man next to me, on the southbound lane.
I said: hey, sir
(sir, removing his right ear headphone)
Me: are you turning left?
Me: then get in line! I don't want you bumping into me when the light turns green (there were three other cyclists behind me)
Light turns green, I just stood there dumbfounded that someone called him out.