The Spokesmen Podcast picks up the topic of Love Taps or car punching. I wrote about love-tapping a Lexus last year. A love tap is when a cyclists alerts a car to their presence by hitting the trunk, hood, or anywhere else. Love taps range from the “tap” to the cleat in the door.
We’re not advocating bike on car violence, of course, but it happens when road rage hits. Even the most Zen of us can get so pissed off we strike back. Just yesterday a diesel truck drove alongside, accelerated, and dusted me in a cloud of exhaust. Sure wanted to spray that cowboy’s face with some sugar water from my bottle and my reaction was not a friendly wave.