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Sep. 26th, 2005 | 10:41 pm
mood: annoyedannoyed

This "morning" on my way to work about 11:15, I was riding along Union and Michigan, when some older green sedan (I think an accord, but am not the slightest bit certain of that) sort of lunged out at my bike in a sudden acceleration/sudden stop kind of way. It looked like there were two guys in the car. For what ever reason I felt like they'd done it intentionally (Lets scare the bicyclist) so I flipped them off. This might not have been the wisest action, as a bit later I saw a similar looking green car driving along wilson.

My initial thought was a couple of mal-adjusted teens who thought they'd have a laugh by trying to be threatening with their car. (AKA assault with a deadly weapon). Having been socialized in a violent culture my first thought was damn I want a CCW permit.

Later thoughts included hoping that we hurry up with gasoline becoming unavailable so privately owned motor vehicles can disappear. (Thus making life much safer and quieter for everyone in urban environments).

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Aluta Corinthiaca Sumptuosa

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from: dragonblink
date: Sep. 27th, 2005 03:27 pm (UTC)


Dude, if that happens again, try to get the license plates. (My trick, if I don't have anything to write down with, is to keep saying the plate number to myself until I can write it down, usually on my arm.) The police are not fond of harrassment, especially when the harrassment can cause death or serious injury to someone (including inciting one's girlfriend to grab a portofilter from the nearest Starbucks and go to town on the little punks).

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Sep. 27th, 2005 04:46 pm (UTC)

Yeah, I didn't get a chance to focus on the license plate long enough to read it. Though I suppose the could have also just not seen me. I've had a couple of times where people started accelerating when I'm on the left side of the one way street.

I'm thinking I'm going to stay more to the right until I'm closer to my turn.

(I tend to assume that incompetence is more common than malice.)

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Saftey First

from: dilinger
date: Sep. 27th, 2005 05:07 pm (UTC)

Either way try and stay safe.

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Diane Trout

Re: Saftey First

from: alienghic
date: Sep. 27th, 2005 06:07 pm (UTC)

Trying too... I'm gonna switch to riding on the right side, I think that'll help. And there's some nifty rapid turn move you can make on a bike that I need to learn.

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