Bike to work week – Day 1 part Deux
cross posted to the Moron Control Board
As I was going home, the morons decided to come out of the woodwork. It was crazy downtown, and with the construction going on, drivers were getting frazzled.
I got through the tough part just fine, but when I was close to home, I came across him: Driverus Moronus.
I was riding along a 4 lane road, and this person passes me in the left lane. They signal, then move over to the right lane. They leave the signal on, and start slowing down. I start to slow because I can tell doofus in front of me wants to turn.
Suddenly I realize that he isn’t slowing, he is stopping! I slam on my brakes, and come to a stop right behind him. And he stays there waiting. I stare at the guy through the rear window, and he is watching me waiting for me to pass him on the right?!?!!
That is correct folks. This Driverus Moronus passes me, pulls in front of me wanting to turn right then wants me to pass him on the right. I don’t think so. In not so kind hand gestures I tell him to go ahead.
Why would someone do that to a cyclist? They wouldn’t think of doing that to a tractor trailer. They wouldn’t think of doing that to a pickup. They wouldn’t think of doing that to a tractor car, and they wouldn’t think of doing that to a motorcycle. Or would they …