Firefighter charged with shooting at bicyclist | CITIZEN-TIMES.com | Asheville Citizen-Times Cyclist survives, having been shot in the helmet (!). Shooter is a firefighter (!) who decided to give the cyclist a lecture about riding with his 3 year old. So this is not entirely political but there are a lot of angry people on this forum so its my chance to ask you angry people to try and be nice to cyclists. Cyclists should do likewise and be nice to drivers. Also, a cyclist was recently killed in MA after being run down by a truck who was not paying attention. If you are a driver, please remember (in MA, at least) 1) Cyclists have a right to be in the lane. 2) Cyclists have a right to ride 2 abreast. 3) Honking at cyclists is not cool, it's loud and unexpected. 4) Slowing down for 10 seconds is not worth getting angry over. 5) Cars can easily kill a cyclist and not the other way around. 6) Cyclists tend to veer into the lane to avoid being doored by people getting out of cars (The Door Prize: Bicyclists killed from motorists opening their doors). They are not trying to piss you off. 7) Cyclists tend to veer into the lane on bad roads with either no shoulder or a lot of debris. Debris is almost as dangerous to a cyclist as a car, but most drivers don't realize this. 8) Depending on traffic, cyclists ride in the lane because it's safer for them, not to piss you off. 9) Turning right in front of a cyclist is very dangerous. 10) Yes, cyclists frequently run red lights. That does not mean it is OK not to drive safely around them. 11) Cyclists are often tired or suffering, with heart rates pushing 200. This is not the best time to get into an argument with somebody. Share the road!