I went out for a short ride this afternoon, the ride starts with me rolling down down Booth st towards Annandale. Booth St has a bike lane on each side, but it also has a few industrial complexes so you have to keep an eye out for cars and trucks backing out.
So today I was rolling down the hill, at perhaps 40km/h when I saw a car starting to back out from a driveway. He very likely couldn't see me due to the parked cars, so I pulled into the lane for a few seconds. As I did that a car behind me decided to beep his horn at me, he was probably 30 metres back and going no faster than me so I hadn't slowed him down, nor endangered myself. "Yeah yeah whatever....arse" I thought to myself, not worrying too much about it.
As he passed me, I had a look, newish BMW hatch.... with two Thule BIKE RACKS!!!
Now if I start assuming wildly, I can only imagine this is a guy who drives to Centennial park to ride, or takes his MTB up to Manly Dam on the weekend, but won't ride on the road because "it's too dangerous". Then during the week, actively participates in anti-cyclist behaviour because "they slow him down".
Maybe he also screams at 5 year olds on the bike path for getting in his way.
I usually don't let this sort of impatient motorist behaviour bug me in the slightest, but when it's come from someone with a set of bike racks on the car, it's pissed me off unbelievably.
Anyway, rant over.