[rant]On my way to work (by bike), some idiot cyclist came up behind me at a downtown red light and stopped at my left. When there was a gap in cross traffic, he ran the red. I caught up with him at the next red, which, again, he ran when there was a gap in traffic. Once again, I caught him at the next red, where he was weaving in and out of stopped traffic through two lanes to get close to the light. The light turned green and traffic started moving around him. I caught up with him again just before I turned off the street. I yelled, "You ride like a maniac. You're going to get yourself killed." He yelled something back, which I did not hear.
Cyclists like this give as a bad name in two ways. First, they needlessly annoy motorists. Second, when they get killed, people use their accidents to show that cycling is dangerous.
The irony is, all his cheating did him no good. I waited for all the green lights and still kept up with him.