Maybe it's because it's been really hot this week. Maybe it's because I wore spandex to work instead of my usual tank top, but I got honked at twice today. This is a personal daily record. In the first case, Keri Caffrey may have kept me from my first car-bike collision ever. In the second case, sometimes it just isn't worth arguing.
Case #1 Roughly about where the line is if you pass your mouse over the picture, while I was riding along to work, came a big air horn and a big red pickup with an "OU" sticker in the back window going by. I waved (thanks Keri) to let the guy know I knew he was there. The guy then STOPS in the middle of the road ahead of me. I stop behind, asking "what did you say?" The guy wants to know why I gave him an insulting gesture, but I honestly replied "I just waved after you went by." Perplexed, the guy drove forward instead of jamming into reverse and crushing me like a bug. "Accident" avoided due to Keri Caffrey.
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Case #2 Almost home, with the thermometer at 100F, some yahoo decided to honk at me & gesture over toward the "Safe Route to School Path" on Pool Road (a pretty prosaic four lane road). I just gave another Keri wave & didn't even bother changing my usual route to catch up to the dweeb at the upcoming four way stop. At least all the cops were friendly today.
Several other Keri waves along the way were needed to encourage motorists to do things like continue along so I could change lanes after they went by, to take their durn turn at the four way stop sign, or to thank the 18 wheeler guys when they yielded their right of way gracefully for me to change lanes. I think I'm getting that wrist action down pat...