Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Charleston, WV
Bikes: Trek Mountaineer modified with a NuVinci; Montegue Paratrooper folding mountain bike; Greenspeed recumbent; Surly Big Dummy with Stokemonkey
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Almost got creamed today.
This evening, as I was coming out of the Capitol Complex at the Washington/Greenbrier gate, I had a green light. When I was about halfway across the street, a truck bearing the logo of a certain well-established local business came flying up Washington and into a left-turn--right into my path. He came THAT close to hitting me.
Scared? You betcha. But even more, I was ANGRY. No, I was FURIOUS. That driver should thank his lucky stars that he was encased in a steel cage and was powered by multiple horsepower, because if I could have gotten my hands on him I wou...ld have pounded the living *#$% out of him!
The business whose truck he was driving is one I ride past most days on the way home. I used my adrenaline to pedal like Lance leading the peloton, and got there before they closed. I went inside and asked to speak to the manager. Although I was still upset, I didn't rant, I didn't rave, I didn't scream, I didn't swear. I just very calmly and quietly told him what had happened, and where, and when, and asked him to have a word with the driver.
I'm sorry if this means he'll loose his job just before Christmas, but he should have thought of that before he drove his employer's truck like a maniac.