After many years of riding I always gave drivers the benifit of doubt that they were unattentive and just stupid at times. Until last night! cruisin in the HOV from first ave. I noticed a car driving weaving through traffic. So just spead up and pulled away...then he goes speeding past me in half the lane I was in and continues to weave using all 3 lanes....so I just hang back waiting for him to crash figuring he was drunk or something.....he slowed and every one around caught up and passes... then he does the same thing...I see him comming up in the HOV lane behind me so i change lanes and tuck in with some cars...now I am pissed....so I follow him off Cape horn and he pretends to go right then an abrupt lane change... then brake checks me in the corner...I pull up beside and he is flipping me the finger...so I pull in behind him waiting for a light so he is forced to stop...we pull up to the Colony rd light and he is behind some cars stopped...I just pull up beside getting ready to kick in his door and he swerves from behind the cars and runs the red...now I follow him and he is driving like a nut nearly crashing in the corner going so fast... the next light he gets slowed up and I pull besid him....he is not even looking at me now...just a chicken shit look....now I have to go my way but got his plate...643 HLM...yellow coupe? a neon kind of car...late 20;s white male, dark hair...called the cops when I got home...told them, and they said nothing can be done. They would broadcast his plate and if they find him they could only do a routine check. I guess we have to take care of this stuff on our own now.
I used to have some huge steel washers taped to my bike a while ago but never had to use them for years so stopped putting them on the bikes...I am going to put them back on now!!
Take care out there...some people really hate bikes.....even the cop said so.
Perhaps the next time we get cut off it isnt just a mistake???