Hi all... can I get your thoughts on in-lane passing etiquette (if there even is such a thing)? Here's the situation...
So I'm riding (solo) and waiting at the end of the line behind a few cagers in a left-turn (signal) lane sitting in position 2.5 (and enjoying the fantastic day I might add). As the light goes green and I start to take off, some hotshot on a bike comes up from behind and doesn't miss a beat in passing me in my lane (thru position 1) and proceeds to turn through.
What's up with this? While it wasn't that dramatic, a second later and I would've started the turn in the proper lane position (being 1) and likely would've clipped this guy and we'd both be laying on the road. There was another biker riding with him (ending up behind me) but he made no such attempt like the other joker (though he had me eye-balling my mirrors out of concern).
Anyways, is there some protocol that I missed out on? I can understand some form of in-lane passing if this were a group ride (e.g. waving each other up or something) but just some stranger that happens to come up from the rear and sees a split-second opening? Let alone in a stop and go turning situation? Sounds to me like a recipe for disaster. It would be my understanding that it would be MY lane (whether I decide to weave back and forth or not) and not have to worry about another bike squeezing in there... it's bad enough to have to worry about the cagers let alone fellow bikers!
Any insights are appreciated.
And so the poetic end to my 'lil incident is that I passed this guy a few lights down noticing that he had to pull over to the curbside after nearly rear-ending a bus (yes, a BUS) 'cuz this moron was going too fast (and not respecting the bus pulling out...). I doubt he learned any lessons though...