I have had two recent incidents that really make me mad. I was wondering if
any of you have similar experiences and what could be done, if anything.
A few weeks ago, I was riding my Coker along the curb with busy sidewalks
and very busy traffic going beside me. I was riding at a pretty good pace
and suddenly, some guy lunged at me and screamed in my face “Get off that
bike!”. It scared the crap out of me and I wobbled and almost lost my
balance. He and his friend were laughing their butts off. The more I thought
about it, the madder I got. I could have fallen and got hit by a car ruining
my day and the poor innocent driver, let alone the ripple effect through
other people if it caused a serious accident (like relatives and friends,
police, maybe EMTs, etc.). I know from falling in the past that the Coker
will bounce quite a distance down the street. I could of maybe even been
killed by a motorist.
Saturday, I was riding my Coker on some back roads and a car with some young
guys (2 of them) kept passing me. They must have been bored and were just
riding around. Finally, they came real slow and quiet up behind me and
purposely made a loud boom that scared me silly. I wobbled and almost fell.
At least this time, they were the only car near me. They were laughing at me
as they drove by me. I couldn’t see what the guy in the front passenger seat
had to make the loud noise with, but he was putting something down on the
floor. I went to my car and stood for a few minutes while they came back a
couple of more times. I let them know I was really ticked off and I picked
up a big stick and waved it at them like I was going to hit their car. They
gave me the finger and then I waited for them to come around again. I waited
for over an hour and they never came back around. In hind sight, I was
stupid because they may have come back and beat the crap out of me or even
brought more guys with them to do it. But, I was angry and wasn’t thinking.
I just don’t know what is wrong with some people. I could have been
seriously injured or killed, damaged my unicycle, etc.