Do these words not mean anything to anyone anymore? I was riding into work today excited as I took the bus the last two days because of all the snow. Although I probably could have rode the second day due to the actual amount of snow we got being blown way out of proportion of what they were predicting. I rode in the left lane most of the way because the right one was full of snow and I did not want my bike to be a big pile of slush by the time I arrived at work. As I was riding a car passed me on the left. He literally went into the other side of the road to pass me. Then another and another after that; each one closer then the one that preceded it. I considered taking the lane, but the middle of the lane was full of snow. Now, I don’t know if everyone is familiar with Western Ave. west of N Allen St., but there are two lanes, and instead of using the other lane most cars decided to merge into oncoming traffic to pass me.
Maybe I was at fault using the left lane instead of the right, but if there is another lane that is not in use why would someone merge into oncoming traffic to avoid me. I know the rule of “Don’t pass on the right,” but I would rather someone had pass me on the right today then get into an accident while passing me.