TigerFilly wrote:Speaking of Tuesday - I was cycling to work on Tuesday and there was a big green ute that was coming out of a driveway onto the road, and had already edged out over the bike lane. So I had to move right out into the lane of traffic to get past him. As I passed him I just pointed at his tyres in the bike lane, that's all I did. So when he took off he felt the need to roar past me and give me a blast on his horn. Because you know a middle aged woman on an urban bike is so threatening to a big tough guy in a ute.
You're bucking the trend, hence his aggro. Keep up the good work.
I wasn't in the best mood leaving work last night due to an upset customer I had to deal with.
Then when I was almost home I had a car suddenly move left over the bike lane without looking to pull into a parking space (that didn't exist). I had to take evasive action and shout at him for his stupidity for not looking before doing something.
And then when I got home I placed the bike on its stand and went to close the front door, only to have the bike fall onto the ground as it wasn't properly secured. My front plastic mudguard snapped in the fall (which is what it is supposed to do in an accident).
Luckily electrical tape saved the day and the flap of my mudguard has been reattached.
Apart from some rubbing at the start of the ride this morning due to the mudguard not being in the correct position (which was fixed at a set of lights) the ride in this morning was fine. I had a laugh at a motorist who was clearly in an MGIF mood and, after overtaking me (properly due to my lane positioning), he moved back into the left lane and had just put his foot on the accelerator... Only to have to re-merge into the right lane as a truck was parked in the left lane not 100 metres up the road. Anyone actually looking at road conditions and planning ahead would have seen that truck, but not this person as he was clearly fixated on passing me.