So I've had my 2nd incident today in however many months, today's REALLY pissed me off because I'm a week out from my first triathlon that I've been training for for 6 months. The first incident I was brushed on my arm by a side view mirror of a toyota rav 4 who was laying on his horn to warn me he was coming by (Hi I'm riding on the road, I figured out that there are cars there!). I proceeded to flip him the bird and lucky for both of us he caught the red light. I pulled up next to his window and let him have it.
Today I was traveling towards the main road that I ride on and there was about 6 cars stopped at the light. I was passing them all on the right next to the curb (no shoulder) when the light turns green and the first car fails to react, people start thinking and as I'm passing the 5th car in this idiot pinched me in against the curb! He had no reason to go there there wasnt any sort of shoulder for him to go around traffic, he would have crashed into the curb! He missed my left leg by > < that much. So of course I let him have it as well, and he has the nerve to pull up and say "you're going the wrong way".... At this point I ALMOST put my fist through his window, but I contained myself. I let him have it a bit more as he drove off.
My question is when you have these near misses, do you smack their hood, push off their car, or just avoid them and be happy you're not dead?