A good piece of advice I read on here once was 'don't let the bad ones live inside your head for more than a millisecond' and one I try to follow - but it can be diffcult. I have relatively few incidents with drivers but on the rare occasion I do, I can sometimes find it hard not letting the red mist descend, and it really spoils the ride. I had a particularly unpleasant and quite dangerous episode with a 'get out of ''my'' road and onto the cycle path' from a neanderthal WV moron last week which really lit my fuse and tbh has really had me dwelliing on it since. You know the kind of thing- could I have handled it better?- should I have just let it go? No one is going to bully me off the road, but maybe it's a point I could have made at the time more constructively without going off on one. I guess the question I have in a rambling kind of way, is how do you stand up for yourself on the road and balance dealing with the idiots in an assertive way without losing it? Just ignoring them seems a bit of a cop out to me and at least there's one WVM out there who will think twice before he tries to bully the next cyclist off the road.