|Our route from Katy Mills Mall goes through Katy into Richmond and Fullshear then back|
The truck then went into the lane next to us and started yelling at us while going the same speed as us. At first I couldn't tell what he was saying and tried to ignore him, but it was obvious he wasn't going to just have his rant and speed off. I looked over at him and he yelled, "you need to stay within three feet of the curb" and then he said "you can't ride side by side". I yelled back, "that's not the law. We can take the lane" at which point he yelled back "that's the problem with you ten speeders...(something I couldn't hear)... I know the law!" It went back and forth with my riding partner saying "have a nice day" and me repeating "we can take the lane" and the truck driver telling us he knew the law and was going to call the police. The truck driver then proceeded to get in front of us and slow to almost a stop. We slowed and, when the other cars that were being slowed down by the truck passed, we swung around and passed the truck on the left. At that point the truck came up along side us again, passed and stopped in front of us at an intersection. He got out of his truck holding his cell phone and said he had the police on the phone. I told him, "great you don't know the fucking law" to which he said "don't you cuss me and you need to get away from me". Unfucking believable! I need to get away from him! I walked my bike around his truck and waited for the light to turn green without looking at Mr. Truck. Finally the light turned green and he drove off.
|Blue Dodge Ram 1500 single cab license BT4 6743 out to educate them ten speeders|
(c) Persons operating bicycles on a roadway may ride two abreast. Persons riding two abreast on a laned roadway shall ride in a single lane. Persons riding two abreast may not impede the normal and reasonable flow of traffic on the roadway. Persons may not ride more than two abreast unless they are riding on a part of a roadway set aside for the exclusive operation of bicycles.
This area of Katy, Fullshear, Richmond in Fort Bend County gets a lot of bicyle traffic and in the last two years I have never had an incident beyond the occasional "faggot" call out or the time a guy in an older pickup pulled out his choke as he passed so we got carpet bombed with black smoke. I do my best to wave thanks or give a thumbs up when drivers give right away or show courtesy but today was rattling for sure.