A woman gives the middle finger to a cyclist after a run-in with the group in Ballantyne on Wednesday.
A woman gives the middle finger to a cyclist after a run-in with the group in Ballantyne on Wednesday. Courtesy of Angela Olson
A woman gives the middle finger to a cyclist after a run-in with the group in Ballantyne on Wednesday. Courtesy of Angela Olson

Why flipping off a group of cyclists is an awfully bad idea

August 26, 2016 12:20 PM

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