Sweet little cyclist lady on the trail turned out to be quite a racist. We're on the trail today we're somewhere near Kraemer. We pass a dude on a roadbike, nothing fancy and looked rather old. No helmet, guy in dress clothes and yes, he's Hispanic. I give the courteous 'onyerleft' like I always do. He's not going very fast so it's an easy pass. We're gaining on some tri-guy and a lady a bit ahead of him.
Right before we catch the pair of riders, the dude on the old roadie goes flying by with no warning. Like always, I figure he will pass out within a mile or he'll turn off while we drop our jaws in awe of his performance. Doesn't bug me much but I'd like the courteous 'onyerleft' every now and then.
But the guy pulls up behind the other pair of riders. There are a few others coming in the opposite direction so we slow to avoid a dangerous situation. But the guy blows around the pair of riders in a rather idiotic manner. Sure, the guy is an idiot and what he did was stupid. Just then we pull up on the pair of riders. Right as I'm about to say 'onyerleft', the lady start shouting bigtime! "DON'T YOU KNOW HOW TO RIDE GODDAMMIT! YOUR PROBLEM IS YOU DON'T KNOW HOW TO SPEAK ENGLISH GODDAMMIT! I SHOULD HAVE STUCK MY LEG OUT AND KICKED YOUR BIKE GODDAMMIT! LEARN ENGLISH GODDAMMIT!"
I couldn't help it! As I rode by , I looked at her and said, "Those Goddamm Mexicans!". She just looked at me in shock and the tri guy sort of giggled.
Later at the beachstop the tri guy shows up so we begin to talk. Turns out to be a nice guy so we have a few laughs then he says he can't believe that lady went all racial on the guy! Yeah, the guy was an idiot, but did he deserve the racial stuff? Now everytime I see a sweet old lady with a helmet mirror, I'm gonna wonder if she has plans to yell at me when I ride by!