Well, I am glad I made this mistake and at the same time i'm not so glad I did it. I'm glad because I know I don't feel comfortable to move up to a big bike and i'm thinking that if I had a bigger bike (more cc's) I don't think I would of made it out as well as I did yesterday. This thread is mainly about me doing something stupid, and you guys, not doing what I did.
Yesterday on King George HWY the lanes were pretty packed and I couldn't get into the left lane. I was stuck behind this old Pontiac and man, it was doing 50 in the 60 zone. I have been following this lady for about 5 minutes or so and I really started to get fed up. I couldn't pass her on the left, and I didn't want to pass her on the shoulder. Well I made the rookie mistake of passing her on the shoulder. The light started to turn yellow and she was slowing down for the light, I went to the right of her car onto the bicycle lane and swept passed the intersection just barely making it. I looked at the lights. I looked at the intersection. All Clear. What wasn't clear was the pedestrian crossing about 20 feet after the lights, to which, I almost smoked an older women crossing the street with her miniture dog. I swear, I came about 1 foot if not closer to her body as I zoomed by. I pulled over the bike and started to swear at myself, even right now I am calling myself an idiot and i'm questioning my ability as to why I did something so stupid and so dumb.
I know i'm not the only one that's done something stupid like this or something different, but man it sucks, i'm just glad no one got hurt, no one died and I didn't go down.