As someone who has been enormously successful in all aspects of life, I can say with some authority, that one must always play hardball with enemies. Among friends and family (and by that I mean, fellow cyclists) we can reveal our good humour. It is better that everyone else fear and loath us. Winning hearts and minds is a fine idea, when you're the one with the weapons. But let us remember, we are unarmed!
I film bad drivers with my iPhone, take the evidence to local police, and make statements to have them fined. Another dad at my kids' school is $1000 poorer now, since I filmed him leaving his car running and double parked outside the school. Well diddums. My recent experience cycling around New York for a little over a week, is that drivers know cyclists are Bolshies, and will go straight to bike lawyers like Rankin & Taylor, if cars even brush them. Let word spread that we have teeth, are psychotic, un-Australian, humourless, and they might actually look for us before turning.
My good friends on Twitter, @billcawte and @Treadlie don't share my combative demeanor, and tell me I should chose my battles. Perhaps they have never had to "deal" with bad neighbours like I have, or been left to supervise itinerant workers there in the Congo, as daddy left me to do when I was 10. Whatever their reasons, my friends on Twitter are soft. I say, we have video evidence of illegal driving, and incitement of same, by the Australian cast members of Top-Gear. We would earn more respect than Kim Jong Il, by going in hard, and publicly calling for them all to be charged. I therefore call for them all to be charged, for driving offenses. Then we'll go after them for inciting violence toward a vulnerable minority.