i agree with you jim, there is definately a double standard. and although i’m not defending the double standard, i do think that it comes into play simply because cars can kill. It drives me crazy to see a cyclist on a cell phone. but the pure fact is that if a cyclist hits someone because they were paying attention to a phone call, the chances that the cyclist is going to kill or maim someone (aside from his/her self) is pretty slim.
and that sucks about your experience with the cyclist.