T and I were coming home yesterday and found ourselves on Taylor Way going towards Vancouver. Traffic was backed up and we were in a staggered position with me second (so I'm in the right-side position of our lane). We were in the left-most lane.
There was a car wanting to make a left turn from the opposite lane. T went ahead, but I decided there wasn't that much room across the intersection, and feeling nice, I stopped before the intersection to let the car make the left turn.
That was when the not one, but 2 vehicles behind me decided to pass me in my f*ckin lane and blocked the intersection. First was a van, and behind was a small Honda civic hatch. I was surprised, and then pissed off and honked like mad.
When traffic moved up, the car making the left thanked me with a wave and made the turn.
Being pissed off and stupid, I split the lane and moved up past the two vehicles all the while honking. I looked back at the van and he had a "what the f*ck are you honking for" look on his face and with his hands. I was going to get off the bike but he made a U-turn and left the other way. I looked in my mirrors and the ladies in the civic hatch were apologizing profusely so I calmed down.
Now my question is : If my buddy moved up, does that I mean I have to move up as well (for safety sake I mean) ? Because obviously, if there was room for him , there was room for me if I had pulled up alongside him.
But it looked like we'd be in the intersection and I felt like being generous to let the left-turner through.
In hindsight, I think I should've just moved up with my buddy because by me staying before the intersection by myself, I was completely not in the dominant "lane-1" position and the two vehicle drivers couldn't see me.