] I take a right down North Avenue, and as it is a steep
] hill, I am going about 30mph as I approach the
] intersection of Courtland and North. A car pulls out in
] front of me without seeing me. It is scary. I slam on the
] brakes, and then continue to coast through the
] intersection. The car behind that one decides that he can
] make it, because he does not see me, because he is not
] looking for a bike, and comes within three feet of
] T-boning me before he slams on the brakes.
] Two lights up, a winnebago is tailgaiting me about 10
] feet behind me, and honks. I dutifully give him the
] finger over my right shoulder. An Atlanta PD car
] immediately pulls up beside me, and yells not to do that.
] I yell sorry back. I decide that he does not notice the
] "**** the Republican Party" sticker across the front of
] my green army helmet.
Atlanta is the WORST city to bicycle in, in America. All those angry hour long commuters rushing to escape the city to their racially pure suburbs really don't "have time" for a bicycle to share the road with them. Most suburbanites aren't even aware that you have all the legal rights in the street that they do.
I swear to god, after today I'd almost like to pack heat when I go out on my bike... if this wouldn't garuantee that I'd flip out and pop some caps in the tires of offending cars.
If you drive regularly in the city of Atlanta when you do not have to, I just want to extend a warm FUCK YOU. Jello had a bad day.
I'm not gonna ride for distance in the daytime anymore. Its only safe after 8-9pm.
Please nuke my city and every dirty car driving SOB in it.