|My Daughter Stands in for the "Texting Motorist" in this Recreation, Shot Yesterday|
Bedford Road is Five Lanes Wide Here
Four days later, riding home from work without considering the irony, Steve A turns left, cuts corner, considers how doing so violates the "Land Rover Rule" and how he's got no regrets.
Of course, Steve A does not advocate cutting corners, nor riding the wrong way, not even when visibility is great. OTOH, Steve IS a fan of physics and of going where no motorist can go in preference to trusting a lady with her left turn signal on, chatting on a cell phone, and alternately edging forward and hesitating.
On Friday, the cut corner illustrated that even a principle as honored as "cyclists fare best when..." is not absolute. I suspect my loyal reader has heard that "true/false" questions with "always" or "never" are usually false.
Yes, I DO consider circumstances. Had I been with a group of other cyclists, I'd probably have stopped and waited for the motorist to simply go. It'd ruin one's whole day to get broadsided by a drive-out motorist...