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Old 07-05-2015, 09:57 PM   #1
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I was fortunate to be going slow while this fellow was trying to make a u-turn in a busy intersection on the South Fraser Perimeter Road outside of Vancouver, B.C. If he didn't see me, I'm sure he must have at least seen the huge stream of traffic behind me. I always have the brakes covered at intersections and have my speed reduced. A bit faster might have broken a few bits instead of just swearing in my helmet! Little bit of a pucker-fest... Let's ALL be careful out there!
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Old 07-05-2015, 10:22 PM   #2
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Tourista!! Looks like Washington state plates to me. Like up here they're looking at everything BUT the road!
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Old Yesterday, 07:05 AM   #3
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And driving a frickin least it's not a Prius.
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Old Yesterday, 07:49 AM   #4
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Know the intersection well, rode through it yesterday. It's a high used U-turn as people [tourists] often miss the corner up by the Hwy1.

LOL, looks like a Camry hybrid to me.
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Old Yesterday, 06:35 PM   #5
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Not trying to unblame this moron, but a lone bike a little ways in front of a large herd of cars is hard to see. He's looking for cars, he sees them, figures out his timing from the cars, good to go. Never sees the bike as it is largely camouflaged by all of the cars behind it, and of course he's not looking for a bike. I get this a lot as I'd rather be ahead of the herd when they start playing fuck fuck and all changing lanes at once, but the left turner is more likely until you get completely free of the cars behind you.

A good place to have plan B in place, as you did.
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Old Today, 06:02 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by tkaak View Post
Tourista!! Looks like Washington state plates to me. Like up here they're looking at everything BUT the road!
That's a Washington State plate and it's almost certainly a rental car--note the little sticker that's probably a bar code in the lower driver's corner of the windshield.

Doing the weave (or "happy dance" if you prefer) when leading a pack of cars never hurts. Not leading the pack of cars is even better
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