Had to happen sooner or later, too many near misses up until now.
Coming into work, road is 2 lane with a cycle lane between the 2 lanes and curb parking. There's a Starbucks that I knew sooner or later would be my demise, because the morning cagers are clueless.
I look ahead and there's a car parked in the cycle lane, so I take the right lane - dead center of the lane. PB Blaze flashing on the front and a PB Superflash on my rear. I come past the car parked in the bike lane and a Range Rover pulls out from the curb in front of him dead into my lane. I'm doing like 15mph. I'm not about to take my eyes off him to check the traffic on my left, so I start to reach out to smack the side of the Rover, and instead hit the drivers mirror full force. Ripping it off the door. He stops, I stop, and no sooner do we stop then there's a cop on scene, since FDIC is right across the street. Cop said he watched th whole thing. Guy said I couldn't be seen, cop said he saw me two blocks back.
He gets a ticket for "Failure to yield". I get his insurance info in case I need to file a claim. Hats off to the local PD for taking a cyclists side . Wonder what a fancy Range Rover door mirror costs?
Still consider myself lucky...