Been out for a couple of hours riding some local paths/parks and cheekly local trails and was about a mile from home. Have to cross an A road between 2 small wooded areas so need to drop off, cross and bump onto a kerb. As I turned to face the traffic and turn right there is a car coming towards me so I wait. Behind him is another car closing fast and doing about 50 (30 mph area) as he gets closer I see he is on the phone. He passes and I cross into the woods.
A few hundred yrs later our paths cross as I come out of the woods and he has stopped and is fiddling with his headset and phone. (he had his phone to his ear when he passed me)
I have to choices as I see it.
1: ride past.
2: have a quiet word.
I chose option 2. (and I do mean a "word" no intention to do anything else) I slow next to him and make a gesture (phone) and simply say something like "stay off you phone when you are driving" or words to that affect. No aggression, no swearing. He opens the door, gestures and tells me in no uncertain manner to fef off.
More choices! Should I ride off or should I give him a piece of my mind, I chose the latter and he thought better of taking up my offer of stepping out of the car.
Its all too stressful I dont know why I bother going out on the road anymore. What would you have done? I am genuinly interested.