just been out for a nice 20 miler on the canal with the wife.
last half mile is on a lane to our house, it has a 30mph matrix which lights up as you enter the house.
so we are about 20 yds after the matrix, riding 2 abreast when a car comes speeding up from behind, papping the horn like someone possessed
I put my thumb up to let him know that I know he is there. he pulls up along side us and starts the volley of abuse, about us breaking the law for riding 2 abreast,about us breaking the law for not wearing helmets and hi viz clothing.
I point out to him, that not of these points are valid in the uk.
he just carrys on ranting, swearing and getting madder and madder, all the time with his wife and kids in the car with him.
I point out that he is a stupid foolish man for acting in such a way, this ignites the touch paper, he jumps out of the car and comes storming up to me, right into my face, telling me he is gonna effing deck me.
I just laugh at him, telling him he is a fool and he needs to read the highway code, this annoys him more and he pushes me in the chest, I just laugh at him right in his face telling him he is a complete fool.
while this has been going on, a bit of a crowd has gathered, cos he has stopped his car right in the middle of the road, and my neighbour happened to be coming home from work, and has stopped his van in the road.
all the time this has been going on, I have remained calm and controlled, even when he pushed me.
so he is still in my face ranting, with me just telling him he is a ill informed idiotic man, when he turns to my neighbour and starts ranting at him, say, what the f are you looking at, f off or I will smack you. my neighbour just laughs and tells him that is is legal to cycle 2 abreast on any road.
the bloke looked like he was gonna pop, his wife told him to get back in his car, and his parting shot, was that he knew where we both lived and he would be paying us a visit.
seriously, there are some dangerous ill informed people driving about. how do these people get a licence.