I was riding home from work when a bus passes me very close on my left hand side and proceeds to cut me off to drop off passengers while taking the whole bike lane. I wait at the back of the bus until it starts moving again. I'm riding and come up upon traffic (two cars making a right taking up the bike lane, then the bus and about three cars behind the bus) so I proceed to pass on the left hand side. As I pass the three cars and come upon the bus, I give a light tap on the front of the bus to let him know I'm there passing. As I'm doing this, traffic starts moving so I start pedaling faster. As I'm doing this the bus starts catching speed as I'm passing the bus. The bad part is the bus is on my ass and I barely have enough room to pass. I know he sees me but I'm not sure why he's acting like a dipsh**. Also if I fall I'll probably be underneath the bus.
Now here is where it gets bad. I'm back on the bike lane, I've passed up the bus again (this time on the right lane since I don't want to die) and passing up two cars that are in front of the bus. Traffic starts flowing and as soon as the bus reaches me, he gets on my a** AGAIN and this time starts blasting his horn. This guy is scaring the crap out of me. I'm obeying all the laws and I feel I'm about to get ran over. He passes me on my left. As the bus gets half way passed me it starts riding the bike lane. I see the lane and sidewalk curb get smaller and smaller between me and the bus. I look to the left and see the back tires of the bus inches away from my handlebars. I had to make drastic measure since the bus is right beside me and no more bike lane since he's taken it all. I really felt like I was gong to die. I hit the curb and land on the side walk as me and my bike goe down. Get back up, I pick up my bike, start running to the bus (anger kicks in and I'm about to kick the drivers a**). Bus makes a quick stop and hits the gas when I'm about reaching the bus doors.
I didn't catch the bus number and wasn't thinking correctly right after this happened since I was possessed with anger and being scared sh**less. This is the first time anything like this has ever happened to me. Next time I'll just have to keep my anger down and get the correct information.
Excuse the English grammar. I thought I just had to share this and get it out of my system. A thing like this makes me not want to ride my bike. I thought the bus was supposed to be on the same team.
Just one question, why?