Sometimes you just have to shake your head.
If you have a theory about why on earth somebody would do that, please share it in the comments.
Wow! He's in his own little world. I've heard of criminals who act foolishly in hopes of getting shot by police; "suicide by cop". Maybe he has a similar death wish involving cyclists?
WTF! Some people's kids! If he was lying down, at least, you could bunny hop him, but this is unprecedented.
Psycle - No, you could bunny hop him. I don't how to bunny hop, and my fixed gear pedals (which would not stop) would impale him. I'll take the chair.
Whenever that fellow takes a walk, he brings along a folding chair so he can rest. That spot there was as far as he got, obviously!Or, perhaps he is a government official tasked with the job of surveying the volume of traffic on the MUP, and his supervisor left it up to him as to how to go about it.
ChipSeal - Those guesses are as good as any... that kind of stupidness does smell a little like government.
As stupid as he probably is, you gotta admire the guy for wanting to get out and enjoy being outside. His expression is one of sincere earnestness when he looked up.The poor bastard probably won't be around long if he keeps sitting in bad places like that.
I think you're all reading too much into this. The guy walked there, so he has the expectation of meeting other pedestrians, not cyclists at 20 or more mph. Maybe he works nights and his apartment is too hot to sleep in, so why not find a shady spot, read, and rest?
He was counting traffic on the path. The city hires them to do a traffic study but they don't tell them where to sit. I met somebody coming the other way and had to lay on the brakes. He had a little sign on his chair and a clipboard.
The *#@%^& Loser
He's obviously got his spot staked-out, waitin' on some honeys to come strollin' by. Oh, yeah!
He's to be admired for using his own body to see which cyclists are too clueless to avoid him! Mostly triathletes, I'd expect...
Ed - I have no problem parking themselves any old place outside... perhaps I was the first to pass on a bike, but I hope he moved. There were lots of nice grassy spots nearby.
Rollz - thanks for the definitive answer. I didn't notice any of that. Chipseal, you were right!
may be he was stoned? :)peace :)
Huh. I try to make up something absurd and it turns out to be true! It just goes to show that when it comes to government programs, we cannot imagine how inept they can possibly be!
They should perform traffic counts of cars in the same manner. Just put some guy in a chair out in the middle of the street with a few traffic cones around him for safety.
CFS - I'm chuckling at my mental image of that. Nice one.