Get the Hell out of the Road

Posted on Oct 31, 2014 in Travel

I am in Hague this week for work.  The Dutch love their bikes and almost everyone here has one.  The bikes are cool and vintage style.

You really don’t have to worry about cars hitting you here.  When you cross the street, they are quite courteous and stop anytime it looks like you will step out on the street.

Well that would be great however here, people on bikes are maniacs and scream at you anytime you get the slightest bit in their way.

Today, I was walking a tad in the street and the old man yelled something in Dutch and I think it was, “Get the Hell out of the Road You Stupid &^$%$”.  I am pretty sure that is what he said.

That’s three times I have been yelled at by bikes in the last 24 hours.  I am sure I am not obeying the right laws or people are militant about the right of way for bikes.  Whatever they are doing, they are owning the roads so its working.

He yells while he drives his bike like a bat out of Hades