There was a half mile of empty parking behind this patrol car, but they somehow managed to park it in the bike lane forcing me out into the 35 (but really 50) mph PCH traffic. Literally, could have parked a few feet back and not blocked the lane at all. Wish I could say this was different from any other day commuting from the Old Town Train station past the #CaliforniaHighwayPatrol. Hard to feel like cyclists have much support on the roads when this kind of stuff is an everyday occurance.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, I had a really great interaction with a city bus driver on this same stretch of road later that night that ended with me thanking him for being aware of cyclists and him appreciating I noticed.
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