I lost a water bottle on a bump on my ride today. The whole right 4 feet of the lane was pretty crappy, and I couldn't swerve around that break in the pavement as a I was being passed by a car. I circled back to
get it, parked my bike on a patch of grass about 40 ft away, then started walking to where the water bottle was in the middle of the right hand lane. Cars were about 100 yds apart, on a long straightaway, so snagging the bottle was safe enough.
I waited for one last car to pass before stepping out to get the bottle, and the ******* driver (in a Mercedes SUV) actually SWERVED to run over the water bottle. ****ing cager. Now I'm out $3.50 and need to pick up a new one.
Next time I'll just write it off immediately and not even look back.