Left work late tonight, it was nearly dark, everybody's headlights were on already.
I'm 1/2 mile from work, tooling along about PSL+7, not paying much attention when the Vector 955 goes nuts on K-band. I've had no false sources in that area before. I ease the speed down to PSL and I get a second K-band, this time at 100%. About 200 yards later, I see the LEO cruiser with no lights on and the officer has a handheld device he's pointing at traffic.
Not 300 yards from that, I'm waiting at a large intersection for my left turn on to the freeway onramp. It's a long wait, I'm first in line. Finally I get my green left arrow and I give my right hand a healthy twist and squirt well ahead of the cars behind me. As I'm crossing the three lanes of stopped opposing traffic, leaned over and just about....wait...what's this? The lead car of the stopped traffic has started accelerating against his own red light! I'm turning left in front of him and he's accelerating toward me from a stop. He kind of took a delayed start and didn't start moving until I was well into the intersection. I have some 30-40 feet to spare as I held my line and flew onto the onramp. But in my mirror, the car never saw me, he just ran the red light from a standing stop. I hear the honking as the pickup behind me had to slam on his brakes.
As I ease on to the freeway, I'm thinking....I really like my bike!
Here's the intersection from Google Maps: