They’re in the way. They’re too slow. They’re taking over the road.
That’s what some drivers say about cyclists, and sometimes their impatience leads to hostility.
Some time ago Ken Adams and his buddy were cycling Glendora Mountain Road/Glendora Ridge Road, a popular cycling path in southern California, when a CHP officer buzzed by them. The SUV was about two feet away when it passed them, and later the same CHP SUV did it again, coming even closer to the cycling pair. Shortly after the second pass, the patrol vehicle turned and came at the cyclists from the front.
You can hear for yourself just what the officer had to say about his performance in this video posted in Facebook taken after the officer U-turned to have a chat.