In these circumstances people get frustrated. Frustration causes anger, and they take out their irritation on anyone who gets in their way. The aggro isn't about bikes, cyclists or lycra; it's about cramming too many people into a small space and frustrating them with late trains, no seats, high prices and unpredictable arrival times. Any one of these things could cause ill temper; put them all together and you have a recipe for trouble.
The real marvel isn't that people feel these negative emotions, but that they don't explode into open hostility more often than they do.
Last edited by EvilV; 05-07-08 at 01:29 PM.