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My Bike Wheel Meets A Useless Toronto Driver | by Erik Twight
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My Bike Wheel Meets A Useless Toronto Driver

This idiot kept slooowly driving into me on King Street, near Bay. I had right-of-way and was moving with the slow traffic. She came out of one of the parking lot driveways, drove into me and didn't stop until I gently waved in her side window. After taking this picture, and one of her license plate, I got 50 bucks from her- less than the replacement cost of this wheel, but close to what I expected to spend on one. She didn't offer me a cent more- had she been a guy, there might have been a real problem between us, but in this city, any cyclist looks like the villain to everyone in cars, including the cops. So I was super cool, she should have been as well considering her insurance would surely have loved the chance to squeeze her following a moving violation. So this image goes out to cyclists and to motorists who might forget what nice people we can sometimes be.

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Taken on February 25, 2005