I feel like selling my bike and giving up!
Out for a nice Sunday ride with better half. A car pulls up close to me and the occupant (didn't see whether was passenger or driver) shouts "You should be on the f***ing pavement, mate!" so loud he makes me wobble. I shouted back that I had as much right to be on the road as him and let him know that I thought he was a tool. I bet he's the exact kind of person who would tell me to get off the pavement if I was on it (not that I would) and who would walk on a shared use path with a dog on an extender lead. WTF am I supposed to do? I will never be as fast as a car going up a hill, even if I try really, really hard. Why can't car drivers just wait a couple of seconds until it's safe to overtake? What irritates me even more is that it was on a Sunday - who on earth needs to rush anywhere on a Sunday and why are there more cars on a Sunday than on a normal weekday?