Yep, like many others I don’t particularly like squirrels. Maybe it’s my Mother’s efforts at bringing me up as a moral person, but I even go out of my way NOT to hit them while riding. Yesterday as I was heading home from my weekly TT ride, a squirrel is sitting about 30 yards ahead of me. I look over my shoulder for cars, see none, and veer out further into the road to avoid hitting him. Just as I get parallel to him, he darts out into the road and I clip him with my pedal. He does a flip in the air, hits the blacktop and scampers all the way across the road to the other side. I’m thinking, what a stupid little animal, when I hear two woman who are walking nearby shout out, “What’s wrong with you? Why did you hit that squirrel? That’s just cruel.” I shake my head in disbelief and hear one parting comment from the one of the two lovely creatures, “Coward!” I've got to tell you, if I ever see that particular little furry creature again we're going to have some words!