I said it.
Acrually, I creep across them.
I never "blow" through them.
I do it when it is safer than following "The" Rules of the Road, rules that don't exist for bikers in many intersections.
I do it when the road and the parked car ahead forces me to merge from shoulder into the direct flow of traffic. I am safer to be ahead rather than caught in between tons of moving metal and opening doors.
I get a few second jump on the tons of growling metal on my back and dozens of itchy feet ready to jump from brake to accelerator.
I see there is no left turning traffic coming across my road, and I know that my light comes just after that light.
I look left, right, and behind.
I am not crunched.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Posted by Nathan Phillips at 9:16 AM