"Welcome to being part of the problem...
Is it really worth property damage and escalation like that just because somebody is to stupid to pay attention? The second you kick the car door over that you just became the aggressor, broken the law…"
"Will the lighter gauge spokes work and build a nice wheel, yes. Do I think they are worth it? No, not at all for the type of riding you mostly do and the type of wheel you are riding. However, my thinking on that comes from…"
"I've got nothing new to add beyond the fact that this thread has been unusually productive and rational; I feel like we should all congratulate ourselves on that and maybe get busy calling somebody Hitler so people know where they are."
"I would have done about what you did, maybe yelled a 'hey!' at them the times they wandered at me in the bike line and when they turned left. Really on one like that there is no point in getting really mad or confrontational; that…"
"See, that makes sense on paper but expecting the car to take greater care in actual practice is not really a great idea when you're the guy on the bike. Being in the right and dead still involves being dead.
Your example with the gun is…"
"The first thing they teach you in road safety classes, and in accident investigation, is that almost all 'accidents' ('incident' is the preferred term) are avoidable. They also teach you that most collisions do not have a…"