So I'm riding through Berkeley after talking bike fitting with
the good people at VeloSport. I stop at an intersection
and wait for the car directly opposite me that was there first me to go through the
4-way stop. Then I signal and make a left turn.
This driver in a Prius follows the car that I was waiting for as if there
was no stop. I think she will see me but no. She proceeds on at
a slow but constant rate of speed. So I stop in the middle of this intersection
trackstanding to wait for her--she's on a cell phone blathering away.
As she drives by so close I could spit into the open window I yell
choice phrases at her--she looks very surprised and hurt. I am not really
one to get road rage but I wanted to break off her side view mirror or
chuck a u-lock at her or something. I once almost got ran over by an Escalade
on a busy street--I didn't respond the same way I was somehow more like
that's the sort of thing that can happen and I'm lucky.
This Prius encounter was on a slow-ish intersection in broad
daylight. I hate this woman. I hope she chokes on her tofu.