Now before I tell you my story, I must admit I'm not really like this.
First of all,
a little bit of history.
I ride into work everyday (even thru winter)
I live in Brighton, so most times I ride along the beach track, into Port Melbourne, then following the light rail track to Jeff's shed and then into work.
Riding along the beach in the morning is great, it gives me time to wake up, get over my hangover and well prepare myself for the work day ahead.
Coming home via this route has an added bonus in summer, but that's another story.
Sometimes though, if I'm running late for work, or the headwind is just too strong, I end up doing the stkilda road route.
I don't enjoy it as much, but still its still preferable than train or car.
Over the time of my cycling career, I have noticed car drivers getting peeved off at cyclists for not obeying road rules, primarily going thru red lights. It really annoys me too (as you will soon find out). Most cyclists on Stkilda road obey the rules, but the occasional one that jumps the red light deserves (in my opinion) a telling off.
So running late for work, I was riding down stkilda road, and a flat bar cyclist rides straight thru a red light.
After some time I caught up with him, and I mentioned to him as I passed,
"You just rode thru a red light"
He said nothing.
Later on i was at the art gallery stationary at a red light, and this same joker rides straight thru, a car breaks causing the cyclist to stop on the tram tracks, then pauses and rides off. Really annoying the car driver, and me.
The green light appears and I race off intent on catching him.
I catch him at flinders st station and says he's a "xxxxxxx #########" (use your own verbs).
Next thing he responds,
"At least Im not a gay cyclist in lycra"
I coughed up some solid material and spat it at him.
He muttered something, like "what the...", rode thru the next red light and dissapeared.
Do you think I overreacted?