If you bike on the street you are familiar with the “door zone” (also known as the “bike lane.”) You are probably also familiar with another frequent obstacle in the bike lane. Butts.
Yes, the bike lane is the place where people mess with unseen shit inside their car. While I see them in advance and can avoid them, it still causes nerves since it forces me to merge into traffic. And I always ring my bell as I pass in case they are inclined to back even further into my path.
Because I find myself dodging butts so often, I’ve started to wonder what is so fascinating inside their cars.
I wonder if they dropped something super important.
Or if they are having some mechanical issues with their vehicle.
Or if they are just a little lonely.