To the pair of night bikers who cursed at me in front of my kids and
smacked my vehicle in their spandex-laden rage: Here are a few tips to
prevent another incident. First: don't ride your bike in the snow on a dark
residential sidestreet in the pitch black night. Second: if you absolutely
must ride your bike in the snow on a dark residential sidestreet in the
pitch black night, don't dress like a ninja and expect your quarter
candlepower pedal powered headlight to give any indication that you exist.
Third: if you want to ride in the street, day or night, obey the same
traffic rules as everybody else (i.e. left yields on an uncontrolled
intersection) or just the basic laws of nature (i.e. you are riding a 15 lb
bike and I am in a 2500 lb vehicle- you will lose). Fourth: get over
yourself. Seriously. You are not Lance Armstrong. This is not the Tour de
France. Take off the stretchy pants, you look ridiculous.