Ride the ebike up the stairs.
[quote=eric_ssucks]I tell them that it felt like they passed really close, and while they may feel they passed safely, it was definitely scary for me.
Mostly flipping the script by thinking about what I’m going to say first, and trying not to be obviously mad, and focusing on my feelings rather than them doing something bad.
Had a few nice conversations with people, ending with an “In the future, here’s how you can pass so that it isn’t terrifying” or whatever. Also had a few of these turn bad because they were trying to scare me, but nothing that can’t be solved by some calm name calling, or passive aggressive “I love you”, or a solid kick to the door as they try to open it and then taking off down an alleyway.[/quote]
If you’re gonna confront people, memorize this opener: “Hey man, you scared me back there.” It’ll put both of you in the right head space for something productive to happen.
I’ve had more motorists confront me than I’ve ever confronted. Our group rides in a double paceline, which is 100% legal in PA, but apparently very subject to motorist interpretation. I like to think I’ve gotten reasonably good at diffusing situations rather than escalating them.
I never got confronted as frequently as when I lived in West PA. Now being in/around NYC, it happens much less.
Perlhammered and I were confronted by a literal Nazi on the upper west side of Manhattan once.
It was spectacular and sad and a little upsetting. “You and your semite friend”
Did you stop to punch him in the nose or did you laugh and say shalom? I for one prefer to make fun of and demean nazis but a good ol American style knuckle sandwich is a treat
There was much laughter and lewd gesturing in his directcion
He was driving and honking, then got stopped at a light. I had a conversation with him that ended in me rubbing my balls through my bibs, which were of course at the level of his face (I think he called me a faggot Semite), and him turning up the radio in his 15 year old compact hyundai to reveal he was listening to 1930s nazi hymns.
I’ve been jewish my whole life and only twice has someone called me a K—. Fuckin’ nazis.
If you’re gonna confront people, memorize this opener: “Hey man, you scared me back there.” It’ll put both of you in the right head space for something productive to happen.[/quote]
I tried this phase this morning to a college kid in AMG that buzzed me. He seemed scared of me!
I’ve never been Jewish!
I’ve never been Jewish![/quote]
There’s still time!
I’ve been a Jewish
6 dead in bike lane
6 dead in bike lane[/quote]
Cue the NY Post commenters who will say it’s the cyclists’ fault.
I believe we’re supposed to call the post “Murdoch’s trash rag” now
only if the perpetrator wasn’t a brown person
there are rules man