So here's the deal,
Out on a nice day sitting shotgun in my wife's convertible this morning and we're at an intersection, first car waiting to turn left. On the oncoming side, there's an SUV waiting to turn left as well. This situation obviously inhibits our view as we're pretty low. My wife is inching and we're BARELY over the centre line when the light turns yellow. The SUV is about to go and we start inching again as now as it has been a STALE yellow with no one coming through the opposing inside lane since the light turned yellow. It's about to go red now so my wife starts and we both hear it at the same time. Someone on a bike goes WIDE OPEN THROTTLE. My wife SLAMS on the brakes and her front bumper stops around the line between the inner and outer lane on the opposing side. (NOT in the inner lane yet!!!) A naked bike comes BURNING through the intersection going at least 80kph as the light is turning RED. He enters the intersection via the inner lane in P1 and does a swerve to P3 as he zipps by us. I remember thinking to myself... "what and idiot" as he was jetting by. Apparently, his split second decision making skills told him that there wasn't time to change to P3 and lay on the horn as a warning while he accelerated WOT to blow through a stale yellow at a blind intersection..... BUT, he had time to finger my wife and take his eyes off the road to stare her down while going 80ish through what was now a red light. There was a freaking Navigator making a left in the opposing lane, we wouldn't be able to see a van coming on the inside lane let alone a bike. Use your head man!!!!!
Stop and think a bit guys.... It's soooo easy to harp on stupid cagers all the time, but honestly... I've seen enough of you out there just tempting fate with bone head moves like that all summer long.
Ride smart.... we share the road... we don't own it.
Oh yeah, if you're that guy that fingered my wife today and you're reading this, don't even bother trying to post a rebuttal... my wife and I were actually talking about bad Vancouver drivers / riders as we were approaching the intersection, so I was VERY clear and aware of the details of what actually happened.