I was riding to work this morning and stopped at a traffic light. A young woman pulled up behind me, and after a minute or so rolled down her window and started talking to me. Here's the conversation we had:
Her: Are you, like, actually biking in the road?
Me: Yes. (mentally noting the absence of anywhere else to bike in this particular location)
Her: Well, I'm really late for work, and I don't want to run you over!
Me: I don't want you to run me over either.
(10 second pause)
Me: How about I just move over a bit going through the intersection and you can go by me?
(Light turns green, I do as I suggested and she zooms by me)
I hope she didn't hit anyone else.
The funny thing about this is that we were on a 4-lane road (2 in each direction) - there were a few cars at the light, but she would have easily been able to switch lanes to get around me within 15-20 seconds of the light turning green anyway.
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