The basic story is that the mean streets of Brisbane have caused her some heartache, and I feel so sorry. I am not sure who has been here longer, Sandra or me, but I feel a terrible cringe over the events that have transpired, and I want to apologise on behalf of all the Queenslanders who are worth sharing the road with.
Maybe it is because I am so obviously a small, ageing female, I don't cop that much abuse. Indeed, I have had many positive encounters with drivers. Maybe it is hotter up here, and there are more open windows. I have had conversations at red lights, encouragement from rev heads (I think "Go! Tour de France!) is encouragement, and several people have given way to me in round a bouts, which is several more than I expected.
I am astounded that a young male could come up behind Groover on her bike and not pause to appreciate her finer qualities, even if it was a bit dark! What a looser.
Anyway, I just wanted you to know that you should remain positive. Be of good cheer. Choose your roads carefully. Feel hope for us as a society.
You have to believe, but sometimes it is hard.