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When a moving 4,000-pound car hits a moving 25-pound bike, the outcome is always ugly. When a 180-pound bike rider slaps the hood of a nearby car in frustration, the outcome is usually ugly, too (though hardly of the same magnitude as a collision).
Complaints and war stories will be frequent and loud at first, but will steadily dissipate. Neighborhoods that originally said, "not in my back yard," will quickly and generally change their tunes.