So this five-foot-nothing (possibly hipster) gal on a road bike with unusually-smallish 24-inch wheels was heading outbound on Howard near the InterContinental Hotel with dude here following.
Then the driver of this blue car (6SZJ279, probably a rental) goes past the gal and to the right to get into the garage of the hotel. (Some might call this “cutting her off.”)
Then dude gets out of his saddle for a high-speed chase that probably lasted all of two seconds.
Leaving us here. (One assumes that window-tapping, fender-pounding, and/or tongue-lashing would come next, some kind of confrontation.*)
All huffy on a Huffy. Note Kryptonite lock (or something similar) in back pocket, which was the style at the time, heh:
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So I don’t know, did the driver see the cyclists? If so, he/she was in hurry, as if the driver were a valet parker, which certainly could have been the case. So file this under “D” for discourteous driving.
Or maybe the driver didn’t see the cyclists at all, in which case this particular driver probably shouldn’t be on the road. So, instead, file this under “B” for bad driving.
So, you’re right, dude cyclist, either way, but you’re not as right as you think you are.
And you’re not as righteous as you think you are. Just saying.
There’s your ambiguous ending.
*I had to get to the big box before it closed so I didn’t slow down. Automatic 30-day price protection means you’re giving me back $200 just a month after purchase? Thx Costco!
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