Cyclist vs. pedestrian
Why is it that pedestrians like to proceed out into the street in front of me on my bike like I don’t exist?
This morning, I was hauling ass with traffic , and because of the way the lights changed I had gotten a little out in front of the rest of the cars approaching the next intersection where there was a green light and this idiot PUSHES HER KID OUT IN THE STROLLER RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME. I mean I had to be pushing 25 mph… I always sprint through that section of my commute because the traffic is so heavy and the bike lane is pretty invisible to most drivers. Anyway, only by virtue of my years of motorcycle riding and cycling… I locked up my back wheel and pulled a controlled skid out around the stroller. I’m lucky I didn’t get hit by the car coming up behind me… Or hit the kid. It wouldn’t have gone well for someone with less experience. Then this woman has the nerve to yell at me! All I could do was point at the green light, tell her to open her eyes, and continue on.
I just hate that cyclists get no respect around here, even when we have our own lanes and follow the rules of the road like everyone else.
Don’t even get me started on the cars.