So what did I do today? Give up and finally take a biking rest?
Piled three teenagers from China, my hubby, the two kiddos, and myself and rode a short distance to the farmer's market.
I always seem to have the most trouble with drivers when I am making left turns or riding out in the street for whatever appropriate reason I am doing so. I assume that this is because I am finally visible to them and they perceive that I am slowing them down. Really, if anything, they could be delayed a few seconds by going farther around me or waiting for a clear time to pass (if they give us that courtesy). So many lives would be saved if drivers could somehow understand that we have a legal right to the road. They yell at us for not obeying traffic laws and then yell at us again for doing so. Focusing on the 1000 positive comments to every 1 or 2 negative ones really helps keep me calm during these moments of confrontation. Keep those thumbs-up coming!