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This - this is the reason why all urban motor vehicles should be banned.
Not for the environment. Not for the cost. Not to make cities quieter. Not for the health benefits of cycling -- no, it is so the playing field is levelled in situations like these.
So that even a middle-aged guy on foot has a fighting chance to close to firing distance in a quick sprint and hurl any solid objects that come to hand (perhaps a squeaky giraffe toy) at some loud-mouthed callow youth.
That is, until we grind to a wheezing, red-faced stop as the reality of the situation sets in and all those Saturday mornings spent shouting at the tiny pantomime figures running around in fancy dress on the TV while drinking beer come back to punish us.
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