I was riding one of my favorite 20 odd mile routes yesterday when a car almost clipped me. But the weird thing is that this very car did this to me last week. I know the car, a white Land Rover, both times gave me very little room for error. The first time i didn't think much of it but the second time makes me think the driver does not like cyclist.
I tell you with no exaggeration this 2 ton SUV was a foot from me last night. This is on a wide double lane road with no oncoming traffic on a a straight stretch of road. This shook me up quite a bit after it happened.
I am posting this so everyone remembers not to get too comfortable out there and be aware of what is going on. I use a helmet mirror, but haven't been watching as the cars approach as well as I should. This was my wake up call. If this vehicle does this again I am seriously thinking of calling the police with the vehicles plate number.
The majority of the cars I encounter go out of their way to make sure I have room to the extent of coming to a stop until it is safe to pass me. But this jerk must have some problem with people riding bikes.
Long story short, everyone be safe out there and never assume the drivers are gonna be courteous and look out for you. Kind of a rant I guess, but last night shook me up pretty good.