Regarding Brendan McAleer's June 14 column, Honda Builds Racer Fit for Fastest Soccer Moms:
How timely, this article stating that the Honda Odyssey is entered in the Pikes Peak Hill Climb. That must be why I was almost run down trying to walk across a lane in Edgemont Village around noon the next day. The vehicle was a red Honda Odyssey van going full throttle down the lane entering Highland Boulevard, driven by what appeared to be your basic "soccer mom" - two kids in the back, (seat belts fastened, no doubt). Didn't even turn her head as she whipped past me, oblivious to the fact that I was even there, let alone had the right-of-way. Not even when I yelled to her female passenger, "Excuse me! I'm trying to cross." She just kept on going.
But now I get it - she must have been practising for the Pike Peak Hill Climb! Though it would appear by her total disregard for anyone in her way that she doesn't need the practice. But then again, maybe she does - there's lots of competition, if the way some moms in vans and SUVs drive around the North Shore these days is any indication.
Kathryn Holmes North Vancouver