Well That’s One Spandex Nightmare We’re Spared: Elizabeth May Can’t Ride A Bike #elxn42

The revelation that Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, a green transportation supporter, cannot ride a bicycle is the talk of Quebec media today.

“I don’t ride a bike,” May told Dandyhorse, a Canadian magazine for cyclists, in August. “I grew up on rural roads, where my mother decided it would be unsafe to ride bicycles.”

The admission is seen as an embarrassing one by some in the media. Le Journal de Montreal and La Presse both ran articles quoting May saying it was a “catastrophe” for a leader of the country’s environmentally focused federal party to be a non-cyclist.

h/t JBR

  • David Murrell

    I gave a paper at an academic panel session, with the esteemed May as the chair. I got to meet with her, and she is quite short, and shall we say, a bit rotund and flabby, a person not that in shape for bike riding.

  • mauser 98

    c’mon .. that’s like saying Justin Trudeau can’t cash a trust fund cheque
    or.. dual citizen Mulcair won’t raise taxes

  • k1962

    What kind of parents did she have? You teach your kid how to use the toilet, tie their shoes, swim, ride a bike and drive a car (among other things). Those lessons are very important.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      I’m a failed parent.
      I tried to teach my kids how to ride their bikes.
      And they couldn’t.
      So, I walked away from them in the park and they figured out how to do it themselves.
      Years from now they can’t say I didn’t try.

      • k1962

        Nowadays there is Peddle Heads for parents who can’t or won’t. We taught both of our older children how to ride, but signed up our last child with Peddle Heads.

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          They’re on the cusp of getting their drivers licenses.
          I’m thinking professional help on that one.

          • FactsWillOut

            I learned to drive the same way your kids learned to ride bikes:
            I got a job at a scrapyard when I was 17, boss told me to get in the yard car to pull a part, I told him I don’t drive, so he asked me if I knew what a break and clutch and gears and a gas pedal were. I said yes, and he said “Good enough. Go”.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            That is the way my Dad taught me how to drive a standard.
            He took me out while he was in the drivers seat and said you do this and that and this and that driving a mile around the neighbourhood.
            And then he got out of my car and said your turn as he went into the house.
            I screwed up a lot that night.
            But, I don’t think he wonders why I don’t visit him much these days.

          • Maggat

            Ya, but, did you get screwed?

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            No, I didn’t.
            I was just some kid driving a standard and stalling out for maybe a dozen times while I got used to the clutch.

          • Maggat

            Bin there, done that.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            Have you met my East Indian butler, Mahatma Coat?
            (Quote from the movie Fubar.)

          • k1962

            Oh that’s even more joyful 🙁 than teaching them to ride a bike! More so if you live in a big city full of crappy BIKE LANES! My older one’s have attained their driver’s licenses (one has full license and one has the N…just got it this summer), but they got them a few years after turning 16. They weren’t that into it.

          • k1962

            …and yes, go with professional help, but someone will still need to practice lots with them. That is the key to passing the road test(s).

  • Martin B

    I need something to wipe the image of Elizabeth May cycling in Spandex from my mind. Maybe this young lady can help:

    • Blind Druid

      That is delightful. Thank you.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      You turned me Japanese.

    • eMan14

      And it comes with headlights.

      • FactsWillOut

        High-beams at that.

    • kkruger71

      That would almost make it worth it to become a hippy.

    • Photographic proof that Elizabeth May is once again a liar! I don’t think May grew up in the country — country roads are the safest places to ride a bike, as demonstrated in the lovely photo above!

      Unless of course you are an idiot and ride the rural roads at night with no lights, and ride in the middle of the lane when you can clearly see a vehicle coming with its lights on from a thousand metres away.

      The only time I’ve worn a bicycle helmet is in congested downtown Toronto on a Saturday night when all the drunks are out. Never on a country road.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    May makes Eleanor Roosevelt look like Miss Universe. When confronted by such a visage, I have to turn to the ranks of the IDF. Let us welcome Ilana Kostrova.


  • eMan14

    Well… Limo’s have no carbon footprint… am I right? And private jets.

  • I recently discovered that one my younger family members is involved with Green Party activists. Although it’s none of my business how he votes, I felt obligated to at least warn him that Elizabeth May was once a member of a Communist organization, and there’s a possibility that the Greens are a front.

    Well, my worst fears were confirmed when I last saw him — he is ensconced in the Greens and Left activism more than ever, and has gone bat shit crazy from the propaganda they have fed him. To the degree that he is starting to threaten violence.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Record him, report him, turn him in. When anybody starts to threaten violence, take them seriously.

      • Don’t worry, i think the only person he has threatened violence against is me! He told me if I ever mentioned Ezra Levant again in his presence then he would punch me out. I pretty much settled it, I told if he ever punched me this old man would beat the crap out of him. Old school.

        Although, the problem is I would probably go to jail, not him. Canada doesn’t believe in the principle of self-defense. You are allowed to punch people out if you disagree with their opinion, but the person who is being punched out isn’t allowed to defend himself. Especially if you are being punched out by a Lefty (or a Unionist).

        Free speech is being seriously compromised by the violent totalitarian Left. The majority of whom, are in reality a bunch of pussies.

  • kkruger71

    To be fair she doesn’t ride a bicycle, but I have seen her on several occasions ride one of those adult tricycle things. Her riding one of those, while wearing a safety helmet, was actually one of the first times I saw video of her. Turned to the girlfriend at the time and said “You are seriously considering voting for her? Her wearing a helmet at this point looks like someone closing the barn door after the horses have already run away”.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      key phrase: girlfriend at the time
      who hasn’t dodged that bullet?

    • Without disclosing TMI, I’m kinda wondering if the family member I mention above is currently dating your Greeny ex-girlfriend! Was she a control freak too? The Greens honestly remind me of a religious cult.

      • kkruger71

        Since you used the term younger, I doubt it 😉

  • irishrus

    one ugly dudette

  • Justin St.Denis

    Elizabeth May is that bucktoothed scruffy stupid fat girl you are ashamed you made fun of one day on your way home from school because – really – the only thing she did was be bucktoothed, scruffy, stupid and fat. And you still feel kinda bad about what a shit you were, so these days you don’t talk about that girl, what you did, or your suspicion that Elizabeth May is – at the very least – the adult version or the adult clone of that bucktoothed scruffy stupid fat girl. And try as you may, you simply cannot get passed the fact that Eleizabeth May is bucktoothed, scruffy, stupid and fat. Even today.

    Let me settle something. You have nothing to be ashamed of. You are not an unfeeling prick. Elizabeth May is indeed a bucktoothed scruffy stupid fat chick who really should NOT be on any stage whatsoever, but is. Because everyone is too PC to state the obvious.

    And that’s the Truth.

  • Jay Currie

    Because there is no such thing as too much mental bleach….