So, cyclists want to know why so many cagers hate cyclists, especially the neon clown suit wearing variety of cyclist?
I need to preface this story by telling you that I'm an avid cyclist, and have been for many years. I also always cut some slack to cyclist when I'm driving my car. In this particular case, I did NOTHING to provoke the the neon-clad ******-bag. Next time I have a run-in with one of these hyper aggressive morons, he's going to get punched in the face -- fellow cyclist or not.
Last week I was driving my Cadillac in Ridgewood, NJ. I was stopped at the light behind 5 or 6 other cars at the corner of Maple and Glen. Poser-****** dressed in black/neon-yellow clown suit on his unobtainium special was riding down Glen and tried to squeeze between the curb and my car, clipping my side view mirror with his handlebars. The polite thing to do would be stop and see if there were any damage and/or offer an apology. Nope. This ******-bag hammered through the red light and kept going.
I got out to check the mirror -- three inch scratch on the underside where it caught the handlebar.
The light turned green and I caught up to the ******* and slowed down along side. He was a scrawny middle-aged asswipe, who obviously has more money than brains. He refused to look at me and just kept staring straight ahead with an &sshole smirk on his face -- looked like he could have been George Bush's brother, just an overgrown frat-boy.
At this point I could have forced a confrontation, but since I was expected elsewhere, I let it go.
Folks, I've seen the raging &sshole-ism from both sides, as a cager and cyclist. You get NO SYMPATHY from me if you provoke a cager and end up getting your ass handed to you.