Stuff thrown from cars at bikes



Has this happened to anyone else?

I was riding through Stockton on Saturday (middle of the day), on my way back from a 1000+ mile ride through Yosemite and Nevada. All of a sudden, I see a red flash from a pickup truck coming the other direction, and SMACK - a half-empty Coke can hits my windshield.

On the plus side, it didn't hit my helmet (although I got splashed all over my Aerostich with Coke, so I really gotta wash that). On the down side, it cracked my BRAND NEW Puig windscreen... :(

It scared the Bejeebus out of me - I had to pull over and get my heart rate back down before continuing.

Is this common? Are some people just jackasses? Is it wisest just to avoid Stockton?