Yesterday on the ride in a driver in a Saab honked at me.
"Huh? Saab drivers are supposed to be sensitive architects" I thought.
On the ride home I decide to take the bikepath to avoid traffic. This route gives me about 10 miles of lightly traveled, well lit roads, 8 or so on the bike path and is about 3 miles longer than just riding the road the whole way.
5 miles from home, I approached an intersection that has two choices; right turn only, or left turn only. I was turning left. Very little traffic. As I pull up behind a car turning left a big pickup pulls up behind me. The road we are turning on to has no traffic so there is no hold up. When I get up to the stop sign the gentleman in the 4x4 behind me gets on his PA and shouts "Hey Pal you don't own the road", passing me in a blue cloud of diesel.
My bubble is slightly burst.
I purposely go out of my way to avoid traffic, and run into this fellow. I had been convinced that things had gotten a lot better with motorist sharing the road.
I hope it was just a bad day and not foreshadowing of things to come.