jackass was driving east bound on ogden on a wed afternoon. one of those jerks who likes to weave in and out to get there 5 min faster. in any case, i guess i caused him too much angst as i would not let him pass me as there really was no room for him to go. he ended up passing me on the left on the wrong side of the road.
Driver of the black pickup with overly tinted windows and IL plate LKBLUFF: die in a fire. You almost killed me.
How I almost died: I was in a left turn lane so I could, you know, turn left. Pickup was in lane to my right and turned left in front of me.
Me eastbound on lake east of halsted. Him cab driver license plate 1288 TX. It was one of the teal and white ford crown victorias, either flash cab or 303 taxi.
Anyone who has been around the city knows what a vehicle’s accelerator being floored sounds like. This fine driving specimen thought it would be a good idea to pass another straight bound vehicle between the driving lane and the parked cars with me riding in between them already between the expressway ramps and desplaines. There wasn’t enough room but I could definitely tell by the sound of his engine that he was really trying (i.e. floored). Upon making the red light at Clinton I made a hand motion for him to settle down as I passed by. Between desplaines and the river he made a pass again but this time deliberately close to me and at a high rate of speed. As I caught up to him again at the Franklin red light I offered to call the police to which he spun his tires and took off. I decided it was best left at that.
Be aware of this individual.
Driver of a Black Jeep Cherokee hit me with his mirror this morning on my way to work. I instinctively slapped his mirror (with my winter gloves on) and he began harassing me “how dare you touch my car!” “you think you can do whatever you want!”
I was on Leavitt heading North just south of Belmont. We argued at the light. He denied hitting me and said he was calling the police.
I told him about the 3 foot passing rule and I would be pleased if he called the police. He hit me and I have witnesses.
He quieted down while my wife photographed his plates. My wife told us both to cool down and drive off. We did.
Me inbound on Milwaukee at elston. Him (IL plate “83 417 N” gray ford panel van) turned from elston to Milwaukee also inbound. The light at Chicago was red. I proceeded up to the front along the right side of cars stopped for the red. Once the light turned green I proceed on the right side of the lane and hear a vehicle right behind me. As soon as we pass CVS where someone was turning left gray van passes me in the car lane then goes back to the bike lane and continues passing about 7 cars at an excessive rate of speed while using the bike lane. Thankfully he spared this lowly cyclist from his vehicular ranting and raving.