I feel like a total jackass
So here is a little story for you.
i left mall today and as soon as i got out another bicyclist passed me. i ride brakeless with a light and no bell or a helmet(but im getting one soon). The guy that passed me was riding a mtb with blinking light in a day light, helmet all the jazz. he was an older dude just cruising through a mall parking lot on a smaller gear with his both fingers on he brake levers. he had a messenger bag on and was dreassed as a legit biker.
I stayed for a while behind him, i felt that i could be going a bit faster but i didnít want to pass him. Then a small mall parking lot intersection came up, and there was a mini van just slowly deciding what to do. We were coming down on it pretty quick. MTB guy went to the right and i decided to go straight and pass the van on the left side. When i was almost in the end of the intersection the mini van decided to honk at me so i gave the driver a finger(I feel kind of bad, but he wasnít doing anything.... just sitting there)
After i was cutting across the half empty lot when the other car decided to do the same and almost hit me. Thatís when the mtb dude catches up to me. I took off cuz i was already pedaling faster and in the end i ran the red light and he went to a different direction.
Sorry to keep this long but i just feel like a inpatient jackass...
Did similar situations ever happened to anyone here? That you felt you were doing the daily but then felt bad about it.