Mostly I'm a calm person - most challenges in life I'm confident I can deal with. I'm not an angry driver - and I'm ok most of the time when I'm riding.
But just recently I've been getting increasingly tired at the number of times I'm getting shouted at, close passes, beeping horns etc.
I do ride a lot - 2-3 times/week c 100 miles/week and I will ride primary when I think I need to (around parked cars, side turnings, pinch points etc.
I usually deal with the harrassment by just shaking my head or just riding off but a couple of times recently I've just given someone the finger, cos I've had enough. One was a woman who was screaming at me for not getting out of her way down a residential road, another was this morning - tailgating taxi driver - I flicked him the V's then had to stop at a red light and then had him ranting and raving (as in really shouting) for 30+seconds until the lights changed.
How do you 'find your peace' when you're on the receiving end of this kind of treatment?