Tuesday, 11 September 2012
The Circus is In Town
On today's commute:
One particularly egregious example of 'Must Overtake Syndrome', when a clown approached behind us and, when we were just ten yards from a Stop sign, honked and zoomed past us, only to stop immediately in front of us while he took his sweet time to take a right turn.
Two attempts to right hook me and the kid - and this while we were very assertively taking the lane (because I could sense each of these clowns was up to no good).
Numerous failures to yield properly at 4-way Stops - apparently, the clowns didn't want to stop at all, let alone stop for us two cyclists who got to the intersection way before they did, had stopped, and were taking our turn.
One attempted right cross and cutting of the corner, which we anticipated because I could see the clown (driving a taxi) approaching the turn too quickly.
One clown, who approached behind us and revved his engine like a fricken nutcase as we were preparing for a left turn.
And finally, two clowns backing out of driveways without properly checking to see if the roadway was clear.
I usually see one of these maybe every week. Today I see 8 weeks' worth in 20 minutes and it's not even a full moon.