Boy that pisses me off .. now I gotta go take another blood pressure pill.
I sympathize with the cyclist but 7 years in the navy taught me that there is one side of the ship that is inappropriate for some functions.
Wow! Talk about showing up at a gunfight with a pocket knife!!!
It might have been more effective to have just smacked the side of
her bus with his fist as she rolled past, and then taken a dive and
just lay there and wait for the cops. Call it a traffic accident, hit from
behind or during an unsafe pass. Fault goes to the bus driver and
is on her record. It's dangerous, but not as risky as going headlight
to headlight with a mental case driving a bus!!!!!
I rode a motorcycle for a lot of years and sometimes you could be dead right. I feel bad for the cyclist, but that how this society is made up. Yesterday while going to get my bike, the expressway was closed down. When I got home and listened to the news, some cop on his motorcycle got hit by a suv, the guy was on the cell phone.
I used to live car-free in that area. Now why did I leave L.A. ????? Hmmm.
I would have taken the opportunity to complain to the bus driver, and written down what they said plus the bus ID number. And then filed a complaint with both the police and Metro. But I would have never used my bike to block the bus from moving. I don't think that was a good tactic on the cyclist's part.
I've actually had pretty good responses from the Madison Metro bus system on my complaints about drivers. Filed two complaints, received positive responses, and later observed changes in drivers' behavior.
"Too often I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen." Louis L'Amour
There are two types of road bikers: bikers who are faster than me, and me. Bruce Cameron - Denver Post