Yessss! The Left Cross!

I have just a few more things I want to share with you in 30-second quick-tip videos and have been waiting for the right rubber-hits-the-road examples while I’m Traveling at the Speed of Bike. Last week when a driver blasted his horn and sped through the intersection in front of me, I was like, “Yesssss! The left cross!!!” (See video below.)

The good news? I know that this illegal maneuver is a common cause of crashes so I was alert to its possibility. Had I simply progressed through the green light (as I had the right of way), the outcome would have been disastrous. (And I’ve had enough of that for one year.)

Anyhoo, be alert out there, team. And take a look at the other hazard-avoidance tips below as well. See more tips, and other free bonus resources here. See free classes here. (I’m doing my last in-person one for 2020 this Wednesday, by the way. The January spot is still open for a woman or teen girl. Touch base if you are interested in discussing whether or not we’re a good fit for each other.)

Still to come? The deadly door zone; my “library” metaphor to explain how to change gears; the handy dandy Copenhagen Turn; and ways to reduce street harassment. (Note: I always include time in any bike class I teach to women to talk specifically about street harassment, how to reduce its incidence, and why riding a bike gives you additional power, freedom, and control out there. That wasn’t included in my League Cycling Instructor training. I added that from my lived and learned experience when I created my proprietary course.)

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