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Hello. I have been riding over 45 years, been an instructor for the Manitoba Safety Council and riding bikes from the smallest to the largest. What did you do wrong. Possibly a few things. Riding in the wrong tire track, or maybe the wrong lane. Never ride in the left or right lane, meridian/sidewalk lane unless you are setting up for a turn or passing a slower vehicle on their left only. Most drivers these days have no clue as to the proper way to merge into traffic going the other way. Sounds like a big city 4 way either way. He should have gone into the closest lane, or left side lane. That would have given you the next lane to pass or out track him. Only if that lane is available. How many drivers, including yourself always do that, turn into the proper lane as stated in the highway traffic act. . Left lane to the left lane, or right lane to right lane. NOT MANY. It all happens in a second or two. If it had just started raining, the road grease/oil is coming up and the roads are at the worst part of the slippery stage. 20-30 minutes later, you will have better traction on the front and can make lane changes easier. "We" all need reminders occasionally. As far as I'm concerned, you didn't hit him, so you did alright. Your braking was good because you didn't side slide into him and you'll live to ride another day. There are to many variables with what you left out of your statement. But, your still walking and ready to ride. You done good boy.. ootpik
 
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