This happened a few weeks ago in the Houston area: https://abc13.com/motorcyclist-crash...press/5275791/
A friend of mine knew the guy- yes, that's past tense. He was on life support for a week or so, but there was nothing they could do. Is there a dumber way to die than giving yourself over to road rage?
This guy took his eyes and attention off of his riding not once, but twice, for what? To 'express himself' to some stranger that doesn't care? What's the absolute best result that can come of that? Here's an example of the worst. The reasonable choice seems obvious to me.
Personally, I refuse to expend my time and energy getting mad at some idiot for being an idiot. I have better, more fun things to do. I try not to let them kill me, first and foremost. If one almost does, I get as far away from them as I can, as fast as possible. I see no value in pursuing someone that outweighs me 10 to 1, and may be drunk or high or a psycho killer, or who knows what. I'll even take a different route to wherever I'm going if that's what it takes, or just pull off and stop somewhere. I'm not out there to get in a fight. I'm out there to ride.