Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Los Alamos, NM
Bikes: Fuji Cross Comp, BMC SR02
First commute after six weeks of travel, and guess what....
First day back on the bike since about January 10 - been earning waaaay too many frequent flyer miles. New addition to the wardrobe is a bright (BRIGHT!!) yellow Showers Pass jacket. And I got to ride to work in the daylight - haven't done that since November.
Since I was riding in the daylight, I had the headlight on and the helmet on flash, both nice, bright Magic Shines.
And the school bus STILL cut me off making a left turn! GRRRRRRR!
Five minutes later, ANOTHER bus tried to get me in an intersection - I did a STOP with a foot actually on the ground, and started again before she closed her bus door and the kids were seated, and this idiot STILL started and had to slam on brakes!
But, in the end, not really unusual. I find that next to the big power company trucks, school buses are consistently the worst at giving any slack to me on my bicycle.
But, I made it home to type this, so I suppose it wasn't that bad. But, DANG!