I had a fun close call with a bus today.
Dude passed with about a foot of room while I was going around 30 after the downhill heading north from Solana Beach along the coast. Tons of cyclists ride this road daily. I was in the bike lane, google street view picture attached for reference. He was driving with his right wheels right up to the paint, and as you can see the bike lane isn’t super wide here. I felt the wake from the bus pulling me closer as he passed.
Yelled some obscenities to no one, then started adrenaline-chasing for a bit. He didn’t look like he was going to stop for a while so I was losing hope and eased up, but then caught up with him at a light going through Encinitas a few miles later. He was turning right and was at a red light in the turning lane. Luckily he had his window open, so I pulled up and told him he’s going to kill someone if he keeps driving like that. His only comment was that he “was outside the line.” I mentioned that it doesn’t matter in the slightest, there’s a 3 foot law, and please don’t kill people with your bus that you drive on this route every day. Also said I was going to report this, took down the bus number, called NCTD and left a formal complaint. Here’s to hoping they give this dude some extra training before someone gets hit🤞 Bonus was that I saw him pass me again as I was making the call on the side of the road (think he had to do a little local loop, and I stopped a bit further down to cool off)
Couldn’t get my heart rate back down in the right zone after so there went my workout :\ I was definitely shook. I always get super shakey during/after confrontations. At least I was able to keep it fairly civil, I didn’t throw any profanities at the driver (though I definitely was raising my voice).
GSV for reference: