after honking at me and still trying to squeeze me when I was taking the lane twice in front of the long bus, the third time—finally—the poorly trained driver drove the long bus all the way in the left lane to go around me, when I took the lane even more obviously (a tiny bit left of center).
THERE YOU GO. now was that so tremendously difficult??!!
I’ll tell you what’s difficult—a 52t chainring. (the big chainring on a road bike)
how the hell did i ride this way EVERY day in san diego??! even UP hills, I did this. gawd, I’m half as slow/fast on my road bike than on my 46 or 44t fixie now.
inference: I need to seriously train on my road bike if I wanna bike tour.
I am a friendly cyclist most of the time and will yield to car drivers if there is enough room for me to safely ride on the far right, but the ac transit long buses—they’re like 4x the length of a regular compact car or sedan! and if I’m on the right side and they steer right to stop at a bus stop, they could squeeze and trap me on the right side. Dangerous. so yes, I will go on riding right in the center of the lane if a bus is behind me.