I haven't been seeing much hostility riding on the roads around here, but this weekend seems a definite exception. On the way to the LBS group ride yesterday I was buzzed twice, got a "get on the sidewalk" from one pickup driver and a "move over" from another in a stretch where I have to take the lane (mind you it's saturday morning, with light traffic, and THERE'S 2 LANES GOING OUR DIRECTION.) All this in the first 4 miles! The group ride was fairly uneventful, but I had a couple more minor incidents on the way back home.
Then today, we're driving in the car, and I see this lady walking with traffic, in the gutterpan of a very narrow stretch (but again, 4 lanes wide) and while I go left to give her room, I see in the rearview that the guy in the oversized pickup (what is it with these guys) didn't move left an inch. I'd guess his mirror probably missed her head by 6 inches or so. What's with people like this?
I don't know why all the sudden - perhaps it's 'cause it's the weeknd again and the NCSU football team still sucks - folks in a foul mood - and acting it out dangerously.