Tuesday, July 10, 2007

What Does That Mean?

I didn't have much time this morning for a ride, so I decided on the quick River Road/Campus Route.

Like most mornings, there were several cars and trucks zooming past on River Road. While I was in the hills and curves section of the route, one car came up behind me and flashed his brights. My first thought was "What the $&#% does that mean?" Does he want me to pull off for a second (keeping in mind that there is no shoulder, right lane, or sidewalk)? Maybe he's just saying hi? Could it be that he feels that he has a God given right to drive as fast as he wishes, and that I need to get my goddamn slow moving, blinky lighted, gas saving, Al Gore inspired, lycra clad pansy ass off his $*#*##%^ road!

Whew! It's cool how I can read the minds of the drivers.

Anyway, I just kept pedaling, and he passed me in a huff of excessive acceleration about five seconds later.

Tapawingo Light
The stoplight at the end of the new Tapawingo extension helps with the left turn onto Williams

Running low on time, I skipped the Ross-Ade Stadium portion of the route and headed home.

Miles Ridden: 8.4


Anonymous Jeff said...

Your ability to read minds is amazing, though I am surprised that I have detected (though to a much less refined degree) the same thoughts coming from drivers who come up behind me as well. Never had the flashing headlights, however.

11:56 AM  
Blogger Apertome said...

I don't think I've ever had headlights flashed at me, either, but I've had people honk. Hell, I had at least 2 or 3 people honk at me last night and tell me to get off the road. This was on rural roads where there's no sidewalk (so even if they think bikes belong on the sidewalk, there wasn't one there). But anyway, they're my roads, too!

That excessive acceleration always gets me. Oh, I'm really impressed that you can go faster than me in your car than I can go on a bike. That's just fantastic.

1:29 PM  

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