What makes an Aggressive rider???I got asked this today 'are you an aggressive rider'?I thought of a nano second and said 'No'I defend my space but generally I don't weave and run red lights. I sit…Continue
"On a reflective note as well - I thought I was a passive rider, until another person riding with me noted that I cruise past pedestrians a little too closely on the footpath. I've been trying to always remember that pedestrians have right of…"
"I think Dr Phil says that anger is not one of the basic emotions. Anger is the result of sadness - in this case "I am f$%ing sad that you bastards don't know how to drive".............?or is it "I am sad that all the world…"
"I would say I am an assertive cyclist, but hopefully not an aggressive one.
If I lose my rag and shout, I consider that I have failed. Of course, as has been pointed out, it's hard to stay reasonable when the adrenaline is pumping because…"
"Sometimes when you have an altercation with a psycho motorist thanks to a near death experience, I feel like i'm not having that altercation for self benefit, i feel like i'm standing up for the rights and safety of others who aren't…"
"Yep. I was abused once for nearly dooring a cyclist - he thought. But I was just using my standard door opening procedure - look in the mirror, if I see nothing then open the door about 2 inches and look back through the gap. My first impulse was to…"
"Riding away is my ideal solution to a disagreement.
Poncho said "expect to spend a lot of time wrestling uselessly on the ground."
Well yeah if i can't ride away for some reason, thats plan b. Fall over."
"Physical exercise also changes the way you react. Increase adrenline, in men in particular often results in the inability to react in a rational manner. You see it in sport all the time. Blokes who are usually not aggro all of a sudden start yelling…"