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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Rules of the Road

First of all, I was stopped when I took this picture. 

Second, the picture was taken several miles down the road when I had a clear and safe spot to take the picture. Therefore, the markings are different than what I describe later.

I was driving down this country road, narrow to no shoulder and riding towards me on my side of the road was a bicyclist.  Her arm flung out at a 90 degree angle to the right and to make sure I understood her message she pumped her arm in and out.

 I saw the full yellow line that I was hugging to my left and the HUGE dark blue pick up coming towards me on the other side of the road. 

Sorry lady, follow the rules. Unless things have changed in the last few years, when on a bicycle you need to follow the same rules as a car.  Drive on the right side of the road and signal when turning. (Don't worry. I made sure she had "enough" room.)

I wanted to yell at her when she rode past giving me "the dirty look" as she moved over onto the narrow gravel shoulder.  Instead I prayed, "God, make sure she notices this pick-up truck that she thought I should cross over the yellow line and run into."

I have noticed that often times the people who get the most angry are the ones in the wrong. Maybe because your doing the right thing disrupts their bad choice?

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