Hello everyone. I needed to vent to my fellow commuters about an incident I had on the road today.
On my commute home a car lined its front end up with me on this long, wide road as we were approaching a right hand turn. I fully intended on going straight, and seeing how this car had come up on me from behind and lined itself up, I thought it would at least give me some cushion room. Wrong. Im still learning what to do in these situations, as only experince can teach it, but I truly felt that since this person lined there front wheel up, from behind, right beside me they could surely see me.
Sadly, they made the right hand turn. Since I was paying attention I was ready at the brakes and managed to avoid going flying over the hood and did some wierd stationary 360 spin. The driver just kept on driving away like nothing happened. Out of a fit of disbelief/rage I swung my bike back around and took off after this driver. Since this is the suburbs there are many stop signs. I chased the car and was within shouting distance of it when the driver realized I was coming, and they hit the gas and took off.
Point of the story: Has anyone else been in this situation, where there is seemingly no way this person could not be aware of where you are and unknowingly cuts you on the right hand turn? I feel wrong for chasing after the driver, but at the same time I felt they needed to know what happened. In hindsight, I should have just put on the brakes right away when the person lined up with me.