Jeff: Hey, was that you who just drove by me in a gray honda accord?
Goat: Yeah. But I slowed down and gave you the right of way.
Jeff: You didn't bow.
Goat: Cyclists are fascists in tight pants.
I wish drivers would stop giving me “extra” consideration. Do not yield to me if you have the right of way. (You are disrupting the “flow” of traffic, causing confusion, and now I’m in the wrong gear for the situation.) Don’t slow down to pass me. (It then takes longer for you to get around me, and I may need to turn left.) Or, worse yet, drop in behind me and cruise slowly. (Backing up traffic and getting the people behind you peeved at me.) If you are stopped at an intersection and it’s your turn to go, and I’m approaching, do not sit there waiting to see what I’m going to do. (You are messing up the timing of my approach and, once again, generally screwing up the “flow”. Not to mention that I’m now in the wrong gear… again.)
Want to show consideration? How about stopping behind me at the light, instead of beside me. Give me my place in the lane.