Maybe because the poor sad b@st@rds in their metal-and-plastic gas-guzzling boxes think we are insufferably smug about our eco-friendly, at-one-with-the-elements, healthy, and entirely superior transportation method, hobby and/or sport... wondering why there is so much hatred for cyclists from car drivers.
Does this sort of knee-jerk hatred of cyclists exist outside of the US? I've never encountered any in Japan, and Europe (the continental bit, at least) seems pretty pro-cycling for the most part.
The fat dickhead on Top Gear had some pretty strong opinions on what cyclists deserved. So yeah it happens outside the US. I have had bottles thrown at me in both NZ and AUS.Does this sort of knee-jerk hatred of cyclists exist outside of the US? I've never encountered any in Japan, and Europe (the continental bit, at least) seems pretty pro-cycling for the most part.
Now, I am no mathematician, but if just under 50% of people have below-average intelligence, would that not create a new average?"Just under 50% of all people have below-average intelligence..."
Today, I just stopped. There was a post office van in oncoming traffic passing another cyclist, even though there wasn't enough space even for that. So I just stopped dead where I was and put my feet down. He had to wait for the bicyclist to get out of the way, and then back up so that he could get around me. dick drivers. (I should add that this was one of those 20kph side streets, and he was probably going about 35.)Not too mention the continuous thievery and 'road chicken' games day after day.
Shame on you, Andrew & Owen!!!...I'm no mathematician either!
Fortunately, I was quoting some other idiot...
At least, that's the story I'm sticking to, Officer....