The thread titled "Road Rage, Biker Edition" started me thinking. I've only had a road rage incident once in my years of cycling. I mean, I've been passed too closely and cursed drivers under my breath. I've been threatened by a crazed redneck and got close to pepper spraying him. But I've only lost my cool once.
I was riding to work through a housing development. When I say "housing development", I don't mean a neighborhood. I mean a sprawling semi-rural development of homes on 1 acre or larger lots. There's no traffic to speak of, and I suppose I was a bit further into the lane than I usually take, but I hadn't been passed for 10 minutes or so.
Next thing I know, there's a car matching my speed on my left. The driver is a morbidly obese woman who is red-faced with rage, screaming "GET OUT OF THE ROAD!!!!", repeatedly. Now, I had just climbed a hill, and had Megadeth playing in the one earbud I was using, so my testosterone was pumping. My response? "GO F*** YOURSELF, YOU DONUT EATING MANATEE!!! ARRRGGHHH!!!!". She looked shocked and rapidly accelerated away from me.
Not the classiest thing I've ever done, but I did laugh to myself the rest of the way to work.