Age old tale: The Cyclist vs. the Hummer.

The Cyclist (myself) turns onto a one way street, the wrong way, staying to the right, like she does every day when she goes to work.

The Hummer is travelling down the street with the rest of traffic. The hummer is in the left lane (the Cyclist’s right).

The Cyclist and the Hummer approach eachother fast.

They will meet where a car is parked on the right side of the road. The Cyclist will have to squeeze between the Hummer and the parked car if the Hummer continues to travel at the same speed. The gap will be very narrow and she will have to compensate for the wind pressure from the Hummer. She could maybe go up the sidewalk, but there are pedestrians. And she could slow down and let the Hummer pass… but probably not.

The Cyclist and the Hummer are aware of eachother. The distance between them is closing fast.

The Hummer slows to a near stop and the Cyclist glides by the parked car, past the Hummer and proceeds the wrong way down the one way road. The Hummer beeps angrily. Cursing is heard by the Cyclist.

I win! wooooooooooooooo!

*note: I as a cyclist do not condone reckless cycling (or driving). Please kids, do not try this at home.

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