So I found myself in the left turn lane and I didn’t mean to.
The construction barrels and zigzaggy lanes had me confused and next thing I knew, a car pulled up to the right side of me (Commonwealth people that would be your left). It is at that moment I realized I had strayed from my needs.
It was just the next street that I actually needed to make the left and this block, in the downtown area of Salt Lake, was going to take a good extra 10 minutes to make it back around.
10 minutes! I can’t be wasting that much of my life.
I eyed the situation. One car across from me making the opposite left. And no cars going straight. Distractions minimized.
The light turned green and I pulled out to the middle of the intersection; the car that had been next to me was slow off the line (on the phone).
I punched the bike and zoomed (safely) in front of the car and continued straight to the next side street and quickly made the left that I needed. Another 10 minutes rescued from the waste pile.
I love riding a bike!