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Old 11-09-2007, 06:51 PM
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wyeast wyeast is offline
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Default Reverse Close-Call (Hollywood)

Tonight eastbound on NE Tillamook approaching the stop sign on 42nd, I passed a cyclist to my right about half a block back. Stopping at the stop sign and signaling a right turn, I looked in the mirror and thought "Hrm... he doesn't seem to be slowing for the stop sign" Sure enough, I hesitated my turn and he blew right through - surely would've been right-hooked had I started the turn with him still behind me.

C'mon buddy, don't give us a bad name. You couldn't know why I had hesitated. Could've been a pedestrian or oncoming traffic turning left. You're just lucky you had someone who assumed you were going to blow the stop?
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Old 11-10-2007, 07:14 AM
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Default stay right

I always stop at the roundabout in Ladds on the commute home from work, often there is a string of cyclists commutting this same route. Because few other cyclists do stop (or even slow down) at the roundabout, I move as far to the right as is practicable when I slow and stop so that those who blow the sign don't run into my backside. I've learned that cyclists are the least predictable traffic on the road, but I still love em.
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