Was cruising downhill wind at my back. Bear in mind I live in Japan and they drive on the left here.
I'm on the far left approaching an intersection. Four lane road. Two each side. A big truck meets and just barely passes me in the right hand lane. He basically does a perfect job of obstructing me from the guy who was going the other way waiting to turn right.
I saw it coming. I knew it was going to happen and I had two options. Stop even though I had the right of way or hammer like nobodies business.
The guy turns right to squeeze in behind the truck and another car coming fast. For him to stop for me leaves him two choices.
He can stop and get T boned by a small car coming fast or he can run me over.
He goes for plan B. Fortunately I also went for plan B which was to hammer as fast as I could as soon as I smelled this coming.
It was way closer than I wanted it to be. To his credit he cleared the intersection and stopped. I circled back around and went and talked to him. He was a pure Japanese speaker and I understood him asking me if I was okay and that he was sorry. I thumped my chest to simulate a fast beating heart and told him in Japanese I was okay and all was well and thanked him and wished him well.
It was just a bad situation all around without a lot of options. It worked out this time and I credit getting through it with paying good solid attention to what I was doing and smelling out my options before things got too weird.
The car will always win. I stopped for a big old cup of coffee right after that to calm down for a few.