Random Screaming Motorists


So I’m riding home in the dark on Hinkle, minding the traffic to my left, avoiding the numerous potholes, when AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! An ear-splitting female scream scares the shit out of me, and it’s coming from a silver Honda Civic a couple feet to my left. This girl has her head out the window for maximum intensity. I catch up to the same car at the University intersection. I ask “hey, what was that all about?” The girl passenger shrugs and sheepishly waves through the rolled-up window.

I get about one of these every year.

Who does this?

Why do this?

Why bikes and not pedestrians or other cars?

Does this happen to all cyclists, or is it a helmet/nerd thing?

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2 thoughts on “Random Screaming Motorists

  1. Whereismyrobot says:

    Ugh, this happens every once in a while. It may make you feel better, or not, but I get this every once in a while when I walk my dog. Although one time, it was people telling me my dog is cute.

    Yeah, I have no idea why someone would do this. It is funny that you caught up with them.

  2. Kelly H says:

    This has happened to me at least three times in the last year. It is ALWAYS a car with teenagers, so I’m assuming its latest prank fad in Denton along the lines of egging, TPing houses and destroying mailboxes. It scared the crap out of me too, the first time.
    However, you have to admit that it probably would be pretty funny if you were one of those teens in the car, though.

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