I found myself playing chicken with a guy in a van today. I was riding my bicycle. I didn’t plan to do it. It happened fast. People don’t watch for bikers or pedestrians around here. A number of them have been killed after being hit by cars.
I was in a crosswalk going straight LEGALLY when this truck comes very fast out of no where wanting to make a right turn….and looking at me signalling that he wanted me to slow down so he could turn. I guess I had had enough of rude drivers and I wouldn’t let him go flying through that turn unless he wanted to hit me. He tried turning in twice but I wasn’t budging.
I know, that is dangerous behavior but it was also kind of alright with me. Sometimes you have to take a stand.
Anyway, other than almost getting hit by a car a dozen or so times this week, I’ve actually enjoyed riding my bike almost everywhere. Sometime I also put my bike on the front of the city bus and take that. It’s faster sometimes. The weather has been hot this week. I don’t know if I will find it fun if it gets cold and/or rainy.
I’m still trying to build my business, one little thing at a time. I haven’t had as much library time lately (for internet usage) so when I get in there I trynot to waste time, just work. Hopefully I will have a payoff someday.