Gimme that, and I'll back up to run you over.Rollo Tommassi said:Only once did I come up with a really good spur of the moment response. Driver gave me the usual attitude, to which I just smiled and said
"God Loves You".
That totally shut them up.
danl1 said:Worst case, they're essentially schoolyard bullies. There's no better way to disarm them than to refuse to play the game.
A from Il said:About 20 years ago long before starting the road bike thing I was crusing the main drag with a friend. You know being cool. Well I made a smart A$$ remark to a cyclist and drove off. Two miles later the guy cought up with us. Here I am sitting in the drivers seat, four cars back from the light, three lanes wide, jackassin around with my buddy's. The cyclist pulls up in the drivers window and out of nowhere coldcoks my little punk A$$. He casually rode through traffic and vanished. So I was told anyway, I couldnt see straight.
Lesson learned? Don't piss off anyone. You never know.
You deal with it the same way you would were you a little weakling and the school bully wanted to beat you up. That is, you run away, wimp out, do whatever to avoid being beaten to a pulp because you really have no chance against him/her. But, if you can't avoid a real confrontation, you call for your mommy or the teacher -- in other words, call 911 on your cellphone.rabidfox said:i seen so much stuff down here in ga its like they hate me becaue im on a bike they yell bad things some come over like they are going to hit me
And in their cars, they can do pretty much anything relative to you. Plus, cars have plenty of room to carry knives, guns, tools, pipes, buddies... This is simply no place for confrontation. Even if you are completely in the right and it's somebody's grandmother that cut you off, there's simply nothing good that can come of it.heathb said:This is a exactly what it is most of the time. Because people feel safe in their cars when facing down a cyclists they feel they can do anything.
Face to face every single time standing out on the street man to man they will back down and get back in their car.
Most of these people are fat and out of shape and wouldn't last more than 10 seconds with an in shape rider.
The only problem is fighting in your cycling shoes. It makes for some funky foot work.
On rides that I lead the non-jesturing pussies ride home alone.danl1 said:Mano a mono postuning simply shows the rider to have the exact same problem as the idiot in the car. Anyone who yells at or gestures to cars in a group I'm leading rides home alone.