I have to ride on the sidewalk for the last part of my bike ride from the Exploratorium to the train station because the bike lane disappears. So this pigeon lands about 5 feet in front of me, and I’m going pretty fast but I expect it to fly away. It doesn’t. Pigeons are stupid.
So I braked super hard and bumped it in the wing. I literally touched this pigeon on the sidewalk before it decided to fly away, much to the amusement of a passerby who remarked, “Man, you totally had him.” I wasn’t totally sure how to respond so I awkwardly smiled and biked away. Classic Margaux.