Angled parking spots are stupid.
Was riding down University ave Palo Alto.
And a car pulled fast right in front of me to get into one of those angled parking spots.
No warning signs like signaling or car slowing down beforehand.
I guess drivers figure there's no need stop first since the spot is so conveniently angled to get into huh?
It was too close for me to stop, so I turned right and rode into the parking spot parralel to the car. Thats when he noticed me and stopped, and I still had too much momentum so I avoided hitting the curb by riding around in front of the car, and the next parked car, then back out into the street via the next open parking spot. Rear tire skidding and tail whipping around the whole way.
Seeing as how I was still rolling without touching anything, and back in the street, I kept going along my way. Figure that seeing me do all that right in front of him the driver probably realizes what happened.
Anyway, I'm happy to avoid a near miss. That's the closest call to date and I'm suprised at my reaction time.