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On the bike, follow a car turning left on Wake Green Road as two cars peel out of the queue opposite and turn right. Car in front is immediately turning right, as am I. We stop and wait for someone to let us through.
A horn sounds behind. I look back. Driver of Audi pokes his head of the window and says "Did you even look before you pulled out in front of me?" I have no idea what he's talking about. A gap opens, car in front moves off, I follow. Disgrunted Audi driver drives on, saying something about fucking cyclists.
When he first spoke to me, I assumed he meant he was on the Wake Green Road and that I'd pulled out in front of him. Thinking back I realise that he was behind me in the queue waiting to turn left. What he's objecting to is simply that I was in front of him. Or that anyone was in front of him. I mean he drives that expensive Audi, gunning the engine and accelerating hard to make sure everybody turns round to look at it. No doubt I was just one in a long line of idiots who's sole task that morning was to get in his frightfully important way and hold him up.
Why do some car drivers rage out of their windows at cyclists? Because they can.