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    34x25 FTW! oboeguy's Avatar
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    Amusing driver "interaction" this morning

    I'm happily back on the bike every day after a two month, injury-induced layoff. When I commuted to Midtown I was at work by 7:30 so didn't get honked at much because there weren't that many cars out (relatively). At my current job I used to get in at 9:30, which had a similar effect. Now I'm getting in a 9, putting me right in the thick of things, car-traffic-wise.

    Anyhow, to the point: I get honked at and buzzed pretty regularly on Riverside Drive from 165th to 96th as I head south to get on the Hudson Greenway. FYI, two lanes each direction most of the way. Today I hear honking from a way, way off behind me. A peek in my mirror reveals a sedan maybe 100m back. Honking continues, sedan switches to left lane to get around me, but slows down to get even with me. The driver and passenger? A couple of old ladies. One of them whines at me, "get out of the way". Yeah, straight-up. W(here)TF am I supposed to go? 20mph not good enough for you on a city street? Bah! I gave my now standard reply of "Learn the law!" with a little bit of color. The best part, though was after that, when *they* were honked at for holding-up traffic by slowing to chew me out. I liked that. Drivers can be really classy that way sometimes.

    On a related note, I really think having a few red rear blinkers cuts down on the honking and buzzing. Being rainy, foggy morning I had the full complement a-blaze and had very little trouble, the above amusing incident asid.
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    Impatience will be the doom of society as we know it.

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    Oboe, go to verk... Bialyschtock & Bloom!

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    34x25 FTW! oboeguy's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by unkchunk
    Oboe, go to verk... Bialyschtock & Bloom!
    Mmmm, Ulla.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sknhgy
    I do not want to be associated with the kind of riders that come through my neck of the woods on weekends, dressed in superhero costumes
    Do they wear capes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by unkchunk
    Oboe, go to verk... Bialyschtock & Bloom!
    HHCMF - Take pride in your ability to amaze lesser mortals! - MikeR



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    Quote Originally Posted by oboeguy
    Mmmm, Ulla.

    "Remember when Ulla Dance? Ulla Dance again!"

    Last edited by Treespeed; 04-04-07 at 12:18 PM.
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    When I get stressed out, I just go to Little Old Lady Land.

    Maybe that's all those two wanted...

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