Van ahead needs to turn left on 1-lane road. Truck behind him decides to use bike lane as passing lane. I am in the bike lane. Get the picture?
I have been riding with brigh@$$ed flashing front light day and night since last summer. I think that saved me this time. Passing truck hit the brakes almost instantly after entering the bike lane. I was riding far left in the bike lane out of the door zone. He had me if he wanted me. There was nothing i could have done at that instant.
Bike lanes are cool but we are never safe. Sometimed they offer a dangerous sense of false security.