While heading to Critical Mass on NYE, I was riding up (I believe) Lafayette towards 14th. There was a rather wide bike lane which I took advantage of. Ahead of me there was an SUV and a taxi cab that had stopped at an intersection, despite the light being green. I took a quick glance behind me, saw no traffic and passed them. I overheard the SUV driver (who I might add was idling in the bike lane) say something to the affect of "What's your problem?" to the taxi driver. I thought nothing of it and resumed riding in the bike lane. At that point I heard a motor reving and looked behind me to see the taxi cab accelerating, which the SUV not far behind. Of course they were both completely ignoring the cyclist in front of them. I was pedaling as fast as I could but realisitically I'm no match for an SUV and a taxi. As I attempted to drift into the second lane (the SUV was taking up the bike lane and the taxi was in the lane adjacent to it) the taxi cab started to drift. Fortunately I made it to the next intersection and the SUV turned the corner and the cab sped off.
I couldn't believe it.