Okay, two crummy incidents today, people are such cowards.
1) I rode my bike to get some lunch, as I was leaving there was a group of college men, none the less, that were acting stupid, hollering at girls, generally being idiots. So, I unlock my bike and start riding away. One of them throws an apple at me. I'm not generally the confrontational type, but I turn around, go back and say "what the heck'd you do that for." He's like wasn't me, man, I didn't do nothing. So, I go about my ride, and another apple comes sailing past me. I'm thinking, what a fricking puss. He'll get in my face so long as it's pointed away from him, but he's not even man enough to face me.
2) I'm riding home, not in the bike lane because it's filled with crap, a big pile of strewn rocks. This redneck a$$hole in a truck honks, and drives by lecturing me about how I should be in the bike lane. So, I catch up to him at the next light, and seriously, planned to be totally courteous and tell him that I wasn't in the bike lane because it wasn't safe and that I'm not bound by any law to ride there when its not safe. Of course, he starts in about how "he stays in his lane when there's rocks, why don't I call the county to get the bike lane cleaned up, etc, saying he did me a favor not running me down." So, already in a bad mood, I said get out of the truck and see if you're so tough. Of course, he's not interested in this at all. Another a$$hole coward.
Here's my analogy. I'm a big guy, 6', 220-230lbs. So, just because I'm bigger does this grant me the permission to pick on smaller people when I'm in a grocery store. The next time the line's too big should I just push the smaller folks aside? Hey, I'm bigger. If you want rights you should grow bigger too. But I don't do that, we're trying to have a society here.
I feel like the actions I took today give bikers a bad name, not because I did anything wrong, but because drivers perceive that I'm doing something wrong.
Sorry about the rant, just needed to get it out so I could get back to work. I'm better now, party tonight, weekend around the corner. Oh, and I thank those of you who read the whole thing.