I may just be imagining things, but sometimes I suspect that other cyclists/commuters are deeply dissapointed in my actions even when they are relatively small deviations from normal behavior. Not sure why I care, but I must because I am discussing that feeling here.
1) This one was not imagined: Long line of cars, I filter past on the right slowly. Immediately behind the first car at the 4 way stop sign is a guy I call "grumpy bent Guy". He is actually taking the lane and I am sure he did not filter at all but waited his turn through the line like a car. As I roll past, he yells angrily.. "WAY TO GO!". Then I slow to a crawl at the sign (without stopping; legal in ID) and turn right when it is safe to go. As I roll away, he yells in a condescending tone.. "WAY TO GO....NICE STOP!!!"
I am pretty sure he was disappointed in my cycling. I also think he made himself look like an A## but that is his problem
2) There is a guy on my route every morning who is waiting for a bus with his bike. He is decked out in a full on safety vest so I assume he cares a lot about safety. He is about 30 yards down the road to my right through a busy intersection through which I go straight. Many times now he has seen me do my "right hand fakey" where I turn right, then do a U Turn, then an immediate right to avoid waiting at the light. He has never said anything but I feel he is disapointed in me as well.
How about the rest of you guys? Do you imagine that you are deeply letting your law-abiding, VC cycling cronies down out there ?