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Old 10-08-12, 04:17 PM   #1
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I went for a short ride today. It was afternoon-rush hour. Apparently today, is some sort of holiday because the post office was closed, so I thought traffic would be a little light.

Anyway, I was heading out a single-car exit lane from a small mall(not a strip mall). As I was going out the exit, the motorist right behind me.......TRIED TO PASS ME IN THE EXIT LANE!!!!
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Share the road.

Exit lanes however are another story.
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Old 10-08-12, 05:39 PM   #3
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If you squeeze WAY over to the right, there's enough room for the both of you. It helps if you're both texting.
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Apparently today, is some sort of holiday because the post office was closed,
Columbus Day. In case you hadn't noticed most legal holidays have been moved to Monday.
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If you squeeze WAY over to the right, there's enough room for the both of you. It helps if you're both texting.
That is just plain stupid! There is no way I am going to allow a motorist along-side, in a single exit lane.
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Columbus Day. In case you hadn't noticed most legal holidays have been moved to Monday.
I knew it was a holiday, when I saw the post office closed.
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Share the road.

Exit lanes however are another story.
Share the road, does not equate to 'share the lane'.
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I don't mind sharing the road, just not the exact same spot on the road at the exact same time


As our space / time coordinates intersected my mind fixed on a single solitary thought, "This is going to suck!!!".

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I don't mind sharing the road, just not the exact same spot on the road at the exact same time
Not only is that a good point. You gave me a good laugh, too.

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That is just plain stupid! There is no way I am going to allow a motorist along-side, in a single exit lane.
I get this all the time in NYC/Manhattan. It's downright dangerous - but they do it anyway and speed up like crazy to get away when they know you are coming after them. The last one was a truck and the guy said he was sorry.
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I went for a short ride today. It was afternoon-rush hour. Apparently today, is some sort of holiday because the post office was closed, so I thought traffic would be a little light.

Anyway, I was heading out a single-car exit lane from a small mall(not a strip mall). As I was going out the exit, the motorist right behind me.......TRIED TO PASS ME IN THE EXIT LANE!!!!
A week ago -

I was stopped at a T-intersection with a left-turn only and right-turn only lane. I was in the left-turn lane.

A motorist tried to pass me, and turn left, in the right-turn only lane. He just smirked at me.
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A few months ago, I had one motorist pass me on the left while I was turning from a left turn lane, only to have the motorist then immediately right hook me to enter a driveway to a local restaurant, they must have been late for a dinner appointment.<sarcasm>

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Share the road, does not equate to 'share the lane'.
I was being sarcastic... as long as motorists think they can get away with it... whatever IT is, they will do it.

The same is true for cyclists BTW.
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