Somewhere out there is a jackass on a blue motard who is damn lucky I am a rider. I was driving home in my cage tonite, at a red light on Powell St., second in line. Car in front is signalling left. Line of cars parked on right. I wait for green, and car in front of me inches forward. With these few extra feet, I have room to squeeze between parked cars in the right lane, and the left-turner in front of me. Mirrror, signal, mirror, shoulder check, ....brake!!!! Somewhere between mirror checks, some f**cker on a blue motard screams out of the traffic line behind me, and decides that his vehicle has enough room to squeeze between me and the lane of parked cars on our right. He whips by me with 2 feet clearance at about 50km/hr. To make the story even a little bit funny, the idiot in the Acura behind me honks because he's impatient and also wants to proceed around the left-turner, and does not understand why I braked suddenly.
If I hadn't done the second mirror check, the motard would have been a hood ornament. If the Acura was second at the light instead of me, the motard would probably be in pieces right now.
I don't care if your bike fits on the shoulder, or between lanes, or half-way into the parking lane. Stick to the lanes, live longer, and quit blaming other drivers. /end rant.