Today I was on an early morning ride on a route used by hundreds of road cyclists. Two lane road with an 8-10 ft breakdown lane where the cyclists ride. One lane had been closed off because of a triathalon.
Going down a tall bridge, just in front of me was a group of cyclists in the breakdown lane. They were going fast and were keeping up with traffic, which was moderate but slow because cars only had one lane.
A road thug, driving a Ford Gargantua, not going any faster than the cyclists because of traffic, gets less than six inches from a guy who is completely to the right of the white line demarcating the breakdown lane from the traffic lane, and then lays on his air horn. You know, the type that trains have and for some reason are a big thing here is Miami, Fl. The cyclists are startled, of course.
I felt like getting some payback so right at the bottom of the hill, I go up to a cop who is directing traffic for the tri and tell him what happened. He radios up to another group of cops and they say they will pull him over. I ride up less than two miles and sure enough, they have him pulled over and are writing him a ticket for the illegal air horn.
That felt good.