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    Exclamation You should ride as if you where invisible?

    Short clip from today.

    Edit: The video is clipped to narrow for me here at the forum of some reason. So "right click" and select "copy video url" and paste/ watch it in another window.

    Fixed the problem. HTTPS in the video url not suported
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    And you saw that coming before it happened and you were ready for it.

    Nice riding!
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    Way to go. And no drama.

    Assume they don't see you. And, if they do see you, assume they're trying to kill you. Not necessarily out of animosity, more out of incompetence/unawareness/stupidity/watching videos on their phone/texting/dialling/reaching for their Starbucks, etc.
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    I see that stuff so often. Makes me crazy. It's one of those times where "sorry" wouldn't be enough. Why is it hard to pay attention and look before you change lanes? Damn cagers.
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    Nice riding man. That's experience, awareness, and analytical skills.

    I had two similar incidents in one day but not as severe. One was on the freeway. Driver had her window down and I traffic was fairly slow. I'm next beside her hoping to picking up some speed to be in her field of vision but she attempted to change into the left lane and quickly returned to her own lane. I slowly turned my head and read her lips, "I'm sorry". Easily avoided if she slightly turned her head. Thanks but no thanks lady. Apologies don't mend broken bones.

    Second incident was on a busy street. A driver turned right from a shopping area. 400 feet later she attempts to change into the left lane while I'm next to their driver window. I see in the corner of my right eye something coming in fast so I get to the left lane position and look over. Driver was so close to me that I could knock on their window. Driver proceeds to occupy the 2/3rds of space and their other lane for another 250 feet. My assumption was that when the driver turned right, they saw me coming and I passed them. Apparently the driver caught up to me, drove beside me and try to squeeze me out or something. What the eff.

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