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Old September 1st 04, 03:43 AM
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Ron McKinnon wrote:
road rage incident snipped

Basically, and I hate to say it, he was acting like a big baby. Taking a
fit when things weren't going his way and then sulking later.


All road ragers are acting like babies. "I don't want things the way they
are, and I'm going to blame you!" is written into each road rager's
personality. Things like forgiveness and flexibility are not there.

I doubt
that I intimidated him, I'm don't look that imposing, but if I didn't know
better I'd have thought he was scared.


An immature person having a temper tantrum may in fact rely on him
intimidating you. When that didn't work, he may have felt like his "big
one" was taken away.

How much room does someone need anyway? Is one lane not enough for some
people?


Judging by the number of cars I see in the ditch, especially in winter, I'd
say entire roads aren't enough for some people.

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Old September 1st 04, 03:44 AM
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Ron McKinnon wrote:

|| Basically, and I hate to say it, he was acting like a big baby.
|| Taking a fit when things weren't going his way and then sulking
|| later. I doubt that I intimidated him, I'm don't look that
|| imposing, but if I didn't know better I'd have thought he was scared.
||
|| How much room does someone need anyway? Is one lane not enough for
|| some people?

I suggest that, in the future, you do your best to avoid second encounters
with stupid people driving cars (assuming the first encounter was forced
upon you). It can't be good policy for a cyclist.


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Old September 1st 04, 03:44 AM
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Ron McKinnon wrote:

|| Basically, and I hate to say it, he was acting like a big baby.
|| Taking a fit when things weren't going his way and then sulking
|| later. I doubt that I intimidated him, I'm don't look that
|| imposing, but if I didn't know better I'd have thought he was scared.
||
|| How much room does someone need anyway? Is one lane not enough for
|| some people?

I suggest that, in the future, you do your best to avoid second encounters
with stupid people driving cars (assuming the first encounter was forced
upon you). It can't be good policy for a cyclist.


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Old September 1st 04, 04:23 AM
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The car was some souped-up muscle car ...
I caught up two lights later ...


You should have asked him, if his car is so powerful how come you were able
to catch up to him? If that's too subtle for him just tell him he has a
small penis.
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Old September 1st 04, 04:23 AM
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The car was some souped-up muscle car ...
I caught up two lights later ...


You should have asked him, if his car is so powerful how come you were able
to catch up to him? If that's too subtle for him just tell him he has a
small penis.
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Old September 1st 04, 08:49 AM
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"Roger Zoul" wrote in message
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I suggest that, in the future, you do your best to avoid second encounters
with stupid people driving cars (assuming the first encounter was forced
upon you). It can't be good policy for a cyclist.


I think this is REALLY good advice. Stupid people only get stupider and
possibly violent. Not worth it.

Dave


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Old September 1st 04, 08:49 AM
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"Roger Zoul" wrote in message
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I suggest that, in the future, you do your best to avoid second encounters
with stupid people driving cars (assuming the first encounter was forced
upon you). It can't be good policy for a cyclist.


I think this is REALLY good advice. Stupid people only get stupider and
possibly violent. Not worth it.

Dave


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Old September 1st 04, 10:02 AM
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Ron McKinnon wrote:

Basically, and I hate to say it, he was acting like a big baby.


Indeed. I prefer the term "traffic tantrum" to "road rage" as it more
accurately reflects the degree of maturity exhibited...

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Old September 1st 04, 10:02 AM
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Ron McKinnon wrote:

Basically, and I hate to say it, he was acting like a big baby.


Indeed. I prefer the term "traffic tantrum" to "road rage" as it more
accurately reflects the degree of maturity exhibited...

Guy
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Old September 1st 04, 01:59 PM
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"Roger Zoul" wrote in message ...
Ron McKinnon wrote:

[...]

I suggest that, in the future, you do your best to avoid second encounters
with stupid people driving cars (assuming the first encounter was forced
upon you). It can't be good policy for a cyclist.



I agree. People are crazy. Its not even worth it (and not effective)
to assert your rights to someone who is enraged about something else
in their life and is taking it out on you with road rage.

The fact that the guy had plenty of room to pass or at worst was
slowed down for a couple of seconds demonstrates that this is not
about traffic with the road-rager. He has something else going on, and
it is best not to get involved in his problems. You won't "teach" him
anything and risk more than you than expect.


-H.
 




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