E+bike / roadie commuter near miss
A few lessons / reminders from watching that play out:
- Don't jam on the brakes just because there's a cop next to you (unless you are about to run a light, but that's a different story).
- If you are following someone, especially in a "street rules" way and not an orderly group ride, you have to expect that anything can happen in front of you, and the bike(s) in front of you aren't thinking about your safety. They might not even know you are there! So leave extra distance and be extra vigilant.
- Stay relaxed. The passing roadie would likely have gone down if he'd tensed up upon bumping the e-bike. He stayed cool, didn't overcorrect, and made the best of a bad situation.
Stay safe out there!