The one thing that threatens to tilt joy to despair are the folks in the 4-wheeled cages who simply do not see bikes. Live cars sitting at intersections make me wary.
When I see one, only one thing matters--its front wheels. Are they moving?
Only that, nothing else matters, nothing. Riding gets down to the bare physics of things.
If it creeps forward, react. Do not waste time looking amazed, or yelling, or flipping the bird. All are useless
The motive of the driver does not matter. At all. It cannot be changed even if you knew it.
You'll hear a lot about how Arne cares for kids, how Gates humanitarianism saves thousands of children, how the new nationalized standards and multimillion-dollar tests are good for our children, and a few misguided souls may even believe it.
When the front wheels are moving, it doesn't matter what the driver thinks. We need to react.
The front wheels of the edu-plutocrats are spinnning so hard they're leaving patches of rubber. React