Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Toronto, Canada
Bikes: BMC Pro Machine, Argon 18 Krypton, Specialized Stumpjumper FSR XC
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I did exactly the wrong thing...
I was out for a ride this morning with a group of 4 guys and was almost run over by a passing cube van. The section of road of road I was on is marked with a bike lane we were all in single file. The driver drifted over to the point where I was up against the curb and barrier on my right and the cube of the van was a couple inches off my left shoulder. They guys behind were screaming that it was close.. ah, yes it was.
I caught the van at the next light and pounded on the passenger side window and flipped the driver the bird, followed by a string of expelatives. Nothing became of it, fortunately, but as I rode on I began to think, "What the hell was I doing!". It could have easily grown to a bigger situation that I wouldn't be prepared for. Not to mention in a city that just recently had a taxi driver in an altercation with a cyclist drive ahead 30 feet stop throw his car in reverse and back over the cyclist. The cyclist lost his leg,.. the cab drove off but turned himself in 6 hrs later. Awfully good of him.
Cooler heads prevail..