Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Durham, NC
Bikes: Cannondale Synapse 5c, Scattante XRL
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Ah, yes, riding thru construction zones.
One of my favorite confrontations ever was in a construction zone many years ago. The DOT had ripped up all of the pavement for about 1/4 of a mile. Because of the construction, they'd also dropped the speed limit to 25. Realizing that I could easily do 25 for a 1/4 mile on my road bike (even with no pavement), I took the lane. Some JAM in a car behind me honked continuously for the entire distance, only to get stuck next to me at the light at the end of the stretch. I went off, screaming at him, "I'm doing the f**king speed limit! It's a f**king construction area! WTF are you thinking?" etc.
He started to get out of his car, and then I REALLY lost it. "Yeah, get out of your f**king car! I'll kick your ass, you piece of s**t!" and so on. He very sheepishly got back into his car and left when the light changed, driving much more politely than he had been.
"Everyone is entitled to an opinion" is only half-right.
Everyone is entitled to an informed opinion.