Seriously. Where did the raging cagers go? It’s been a year since I published this blog’s highest viewed post, in which I fell slightly short of a full on rant against the sociopathic behavior of drivers targeting cyclists. After decades of riding you tend to rack up at least a few dangerous altercations with drivers that end less than favorably. Over the years I’ve experienced at least a dozen or so drivers intentionally swerving to hit me – and those were just the unprovoked altercations.
Then, it just stopped.
I’m certainly not superstitious, but it’s damn uncanny how soon after writing a piece entitled ‘It’s Time to Stop Sharing the Road‘ that suddenly all the drivers zipping around me stopped with their bullshit harassment and started obeying the rules of the road. It was as though a spell was broken. Where once drivers regularly used their cars as weapons directly, now they’d become docile, content to only poison their air and fuck up the atmosphere while puttering around the city.