I have to apologize for this but I was miffed
[/rant] Last night on an evening ride I was crossing a bridge choked with communter traffic, this is a notorious stretch of road which can tie commuters up for long waits. The road has a nice bike lane, so I am tooling along passing cars on the left doing about 20 while the cars were doing about 5. I am spotted by a jerk in a minivan who sees me coming up and moves over and blocks the bike lane. So I am down to 5mph. Then the car opens a gap to the car in front of him - coming almost to a complete stop - I can only guess to make me dab out of my pedals. Luckily the car behind me has also given me a gap. I accelerate and pass on his left facing the oncoming traffic (not too smart but I had an opening) and off I go. About a mile up the road - after the choke point the same van passes me almost taking me out with his side mirror. From time to time I run across these jerks. Most drivers I find go out of thier way for bikers, some need a lobotomy - maybe they had one already. [/rant]
Ah - I feel better now!