TTAG reader Big Tex writes:
slowtwitch.com is the go-to website for triathlon info, and arguably for cycling info. HBB posted a thread on concealed carry recommendations when cycling. They were promptly lampooned for being crazy, paranoid, stupid, a danger to society, et cetera, ad infinitum, ad nauseous. The editor started a thread asking how many readers actually conceal and carry while cycling. That devolved quickly . . .
Other threads have been started asking who carries while swimming, or during intercourse. It’s amazing how we, legally armed Americans, are painted as the ones with a problem. Reading the comments makes it obvious that’s just not the case.
I haven’t commented on any of these threads, and I won’t, because I see it as tilting at windmills. And because I happen to make my living in that realm and don’t want to alienate potential or existing customers and lose business.
Randy Travis has a song Better Class of Losers. In this case, the forum posters may think I’m disgraceful that I carry most of the time, but a better class of loser suits me fine!
[FWIW, I sometimes carry, depending on where and when I’m riding. I question myself why I don’t do it all the time. I’m making myself very vulnerable and very much a target (to some) when I ride, especially alone.]