I was cycling Westbound on Forest Avenue. The intersection is at a low point in the road, so I had speed and momentum. Now I'm going uphill, and as I look to my right, there is a minivan, going about 50MPH. The driver blew his horn at me . But I moved about three feet to my right, to let him know I wanted the far right . He stopped or slowed down and let me move over. I waved my 22" square red flag at him, and waved him by on my left.
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I know the minivan was going fifty per, coming from around the blind curve, off of Skunks Misery Road (Beautiful name for a road , isn't it?).
What's wrong is that there is a single green light for traffic from skunks Misery onto Forest Ave. The light is always green. I think the light sends the wrong message, it should be a blinking yellow light, or maybe a blinking red.
I was also distracted on account of a car that had passed me just before my light turned green, and I passed him, and he passed me again (double pass) , but I wanted to maintain my momentum for the short hill climb.
No big deal, he didn't come within 50 feet of me. I want some opinions on the stupid layout of this intersection.