Yesterday I'm almost home going up a very steep curvy hill in a low traffic neighborhood and I'm buzzed. Tires squealed as he went by within 12 inches of me. I was mad enough when I got home to do some creative cybersleuthing to find where he lives. (I had the license plate and it was in a dead-end neighborhood that connects to a bike path with a finite number of houses.) I'm 100% sure on the house, but obviously can't be sure who was driving. (Thanks to facebook my best guess is that it's the guy who graduated in 06 and still living at mommy and daddy's house)
What would you do? This is on my preferred route home and I'm not exactly anonymous since I'm probably the only cyclist that travels this particular hill. After determining that petty acts of vandilism are beneath me, I considered knocking on the door, and then thought about a "nice" letter. (e.g. "I'm a neighbor, a father . . . blah blah . . . I don't appreciate being buzzed . . . think about your actions . . . yada yada)
My beautiful hormonal and pregnant wife doesn't think I should do anything as she thinks that it could just antogonize him further. My thoughts are I just want to send a message that he's not as anonmous as he thought he was when buzzing a cyclist in a dead-end neighborhood and to knock it off.
It's tempting to do something since I was actually able to identify one of the jerks on the road that like endangering cyclists. However, in the end, all I want is to make it home safely each day.