Wrong even when we try to do right.
I have just read a post concerning aggressive cyclist, being abusive and giving other road/pavement users cr&p. This is what happened to me the other day. I was cycling along a busy main road (in a cycle lane) in Manchester. We were shifting a bit 21/22mph, when a bus pulled in infront of me at a bus stop. At this point there was another bus coming up behind me but still a good enough distance away to allow me to pull out and overtake the one in front. After overtaking the one in front I promptly moved over to allow the other bus to overtake me. As I did this I raised my right hand to signal a thankyou to(as I always do) the approaching bus driver. As he went past me he gave me the middle finger. Why? I rode like a man possesed to catch this p***k. I caught him at the next set of lights, and asked why he gave me the finger. "You cyclist never look you cause too many accidents you're all the same". not even a gestured thanyou was good enough for this guy. Any way I'm sad to say at this point I lost what ever cool I had and unleashed foul mouthed tirade on him. With drivers like that is it any wonder we SOMETIMES lose our cool.