This morning, I saw quite possibly the most ballsy, insane bicyclist I have seen in a LONG time. And that is saying something.
As I exited off of 280 at Lawrence Expressway, this dude on his bike pulled off of Lawrence behind me. The light changed, and he kept taking the whole lane, turning left on to Stevens Creek. See the picture below:
Looks innocuous enough, but after passing under Lawrence Expressway, you get to deal with quite possibly the worst intersection in the valley. You have traffic wanting to merge into the onramp for 280 North, you have traffic turning right from the Lawrence Expressway wanting to merge left onto Stevens Creek, and you have us brave souls who actually work at Keysight or Agilent, and have to turn right. This Google Earth view of the crunch area, with the “Green” bike lane shows the chaos.
That little strip of bike lane has a never ending, criss-crossing of cars whose drivers are impatient, and grumpy.
This cyclist followed me onto Stevens Creek, and turned right into the Agilent/Keysight parking lot.
A ballsy, and extremely dangerous maneuver.