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    That's an interesting article. A good blip of adrenaline can turn anyone from mister nice guy into someone else in a fraction of a second.

    I think it is possible to enjoy putting yourself at an acceptable level of risk with your dignity and civility in tact. Or maybe we're all just a bunch of reckless adrenaline junkies waiting to explode?

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    The article is amusing.

    Somewhere in the scriptures of the Juddha is the idea that Anger and insults are a gift that when not accepted continue to belong to to giver, until they are released into the winds at Hains Point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anomad View Post
    That's an interesting article. A good blip of adrenaline can turn anyone from mister nice guy into someone else in a fraction of a second.

    I think it is possible to enjoy putting yourself at an acceptable level of risk with your dignity and civility in tact. Or maybe we're all just a bunch of reckless adrenaline junkies waiting to explode?
    I suspect there a bit of latter in all of us. Besides, don't we all ride for moments like this one?

    http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/video...-cyclist-video

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    I never feel better after getting enraged, and have tried to rehearse things I can do in the heat of the moment without becoming enraged. It hasn't worked yet. Fortunately, my interaction with traffic on my commute is very, very limited, as I'm on the W&OD pretty much the whole way.

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    Those explosions of anger feel normal when they happen to you, but to outsiders, you just look like a crazy person. Which you are, at least in that moment. I'd rather turn the other cheek since I usually feel pretty shaky afterward. The exception is the rare instance when someone was just so intentionally evil that chasing them down and effing with them was a joyful victory to be celebrated. Alas I can say no more in case the law is still searching for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkel View Post
    I never feel better after getting enraged, and have tried to rehearse things I can do in the heat of the moment without becoming enraged. It hasn't worked yet. Fortunately, my interaction with traffic on my commute is very, very limited, as I'm on the W&OD pretty much the whole way.
    Same here... when I react poorly or angrily, I just feel...bad. Sometimes reacting loudly and with a few choice words is necessary (like when I'm about to get killed...) but that's mostly to alert the driver or pedestrian to back off or stop what they're doing before they hit me.

    The joy for me in commuting by bike is that it's an amazing stress relief. I'm in the fresh air along a scenic trail, and I feel peaceful. So unless someone really is out to get me, I try not to insult people or be mean--I instead try channel my inner TSwift and just "shake it off".

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    I only do it when I'm riding with my kids to a) set a good example for living an ADHD life with zero impulse control and b) to

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