I've been harassed by some of those bullies lately. I've had people run red lights and cut me off and then yell at me and threaten me despite that I had the green light. Lesson: don't talk back to bullies, they fade away when ignored (most of the time). And they seem to be coming out of the woodwork these days, thanks to a certain presidential candidate. I'm guessing that I know who they are voting for come November.@onlyanumber My theory is people ride the same way they drive. An a-hole behind the wheel will be an a-hole in the saddle.— Ted Rogers (@bikinginla) June 16, 2016
But the biggest bullies and the biggest massholes drive cars and buses - they can do a lot more damage than a bully on a bike. I've heard enough grumbling about bus drivers although I've had few problems with them myself. That is, until Wednesday morning.
I've leave it as the three unsent tweets I wrote:
If you saw only part 2 then you would have seen a dumb cyclist fall when he couldn't unclip his pedals. (1/3)
If you saw part 1 then you would have seen him start to get his left foot unclipped but then a big bus speeding 2 feet from him. (2/3)
The bus was running the red that the cyclist was stopping for. Option was to fall away from bus, onto sidewalk. Police called. (3/3)
A bicyclist was struck and killed by a vehicle in Lincoln Thursday evening, officials said https://t.co/068XsCUTHV— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) June 17, 2016