I was on my third road ride of the weekend putting in some miles before a 100k charity ride next weekend. It's a nice Sunday morning and all is going well, though I'm a little tired after yesterday's ride. So, I'm on my way back home and I'm coming up on an intersection where I have the green. Two oncoming cars take lefts before I get there. There was plenty of time, so no big deal. Well, the third in line decides that she's just going to go without looking. It becomes apparent to me that I am heading into her front quarter panel hard if I don't react. She seems to not care. Since she's not making an effort to avoid the accident I have to do something, so I brake hard. My wheels lock, the tires skid and the bike starts washing out to the left. I'm still heading for her, but now thinking I will land under her car instead of on her hood. I throw my weight and now the bike starts washing out to the right. Again I throw my weight, correct it, remain on two wheels and narrowly miss her car. She refuses to look at me, makes no apology, continues on her way as though nothing happened.
Just thought I'd share. I don't know if she didn't see me or thought that as a car she automatically had the right of way. But, I figured that if by posting my experience it raised some awareness then it might provide some benefit.