So, what is it about the cold weather that shuts the cagers' brains off???
Had two rather close calls, and one incident this morning riding to work in the snow.
Someone pulling out of the high school cut in front of me with less than 2' clearance, even though all the other traffic was only going about 15 mph because of the snow... I had to dodge left between cars to avoid a collision (There was no way I could have stopped in the snow and slush). I felt better after pounding on his window a few times and yelling at him. (He did apologize afterward....)
Then someone tried to pass me while I'm IN the lane making a left turn (He made the same left turn, right beside me, into oncoming traffic) ... He took the corner too fast and slid towards me. I managed to avoid connecting with him by going more straight instead of rounding the corner like I should have.
Then someone buzzed me. That's the one that got me, as I was already fairly close to the edge of the road, and hit a bad spot in the pavement. I went over, banged the bike on the ground and slid about 10 feet through the snow and slush on my back. No injuries, but when I tried to get back on the bike it wouldn't pedal... turns out the left crank got bent, and is hitting the frame.
I should have been farther left in the lane... and I had been till moments before. I slid a little, and had to let the bike go to the right to keep from going down, and the car took advantage and blew by me. Didn't even stop to see if I was ok.
Then I had to ride the bus the rest of the way in, and had no fewer than three close calls on the bus. I mean, hell, who cuts a left turn 5 feet in front of an oncoming bus in near-blizzard conditions????