So this is actually a sister thread to "What did I do wrong?" and it is a similar situation where I behaved in a manner that was the opposite tactic I took with an aggressive driver approaching from behind in almost identical circumstances and the result.
It is 7:45 am, 8F and I am leaving my home to head for the MUP. To get there I take a series of small one lane back streets. The first street I am on is a one way, one lane road with a few parked cars. It is broken up by an occasional stop signed intersection. Most of the cross streets are of a similar category. I have gone through one interection with a stop sign and am heading for the next one, which is 250' ahead. This intersects with a slightly busier two way street that leads to a busy highway and artery interchange known as "Newton Corner". I am running a bit late so I push hard up the slight incline towards the intersection and as I do I hear the rev of a high powered engine slow down for the stop sign behind me and rev up again as it heads for the same intersection. I am, naturally, taking the full lane of the one way street and am riding predictably and "vehicularly". I am about 60' from the next intersection as I am hearing this car accelerate. Just as in the "What did I do wrong thread?" I can estimate that given my current speed and the speed of the approaching car we will approach the intersection at almost exactly the same time.
The question then is to move right or not to move right. I will be going straight across and my guess is this car will want to go right since the driver is doing what many locals do, which is avoid doing the Newton Corner "loop" and cut quickly through the side streets to get to the Mass Pike entrance.
I chose in this case to slow down and move right as he, like the driver of the pick up comes right up behind me and goes for the right. I have moved, however, well out of his way and sure enough we stop at the stop sign, even though I slowed down, at exactly the same time.
I now wait for him to take his precious right turn so I can go straight across and he doesn't move. And so I wait... Finally, I look in the car and he is waving me forward and mouthing the words "Sorry". I give him a big mittened thumbs up and proceed and fix the memory of the incident in my mind so I could chronicle it here for your perusal and to contrast with my previous post.
So, what did I do right? or What did I do wrong?