I was on a two-lane blacktop last night around 7pm just outside of the small town I live in. I was 'taking the lane' when, a car honked at me to get me out of the way I shook my head 'NO' He proceeded to go around me at a high rate of speed. He pulled into the parking lot of the local post and told me I was not 'sharing the road'. Doing that, does not mean riding close to the curb!!!!! I blocked his car with my bike but, he still squeezed through. I chased him for a .25mi where I caught him. He gave me the four-letter serenade. I stupidly didn't take his license plate number.
He even claimed I ran a red light: http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=...tab=il&start=0
Go first to the map then click on the street view. Coming from East Diamond Avenue, to Railroad St. is a merge, not a light. If I were to go from East Diamond Avenue to Washington Grove Lane, I would have encountered a traffic light. He also said, I blew through a stop sign.
He started whining about the 'Share the road' rule and how he insisted that it was where a bike would be so close to the curb, it would be on the sidewalk.
But from the street view, if you pan along East Diamond to the intersection of East Diamond Avenue and, Summit Avenue, that is the intersection I where I was hit last year.
I was run off the road by a idiot driver last year, who had the same thinking this guy did..