Hey guys, I hadn't even finished my ride and all I wanted to do was get to work and start this post. I thought I'd get up and leave early to avoid too much of the traffic, but the highway was typically gridlocked at 6:45am. It was my third time on the freeway, and my first time in peak traffic, so I thought I'd take it slow, pick a lane, and use the oppurtunity to practice stopping and starting in first, and riding at slow speeds. You would think that me not lane splitting would have guarranteed me a relatively safe ride (lesson learned). FOUR times this morning I was almost struck as cars just swerved into my lane, nearly sidewinding me. My horn got a hell of workout and one car almost hit my legs. Only one person offered any sort of apology, which was more of a sheepish look than any genuine concern. What I did end up learning was that even at 10kph, surrounded by cars, some people just will not look properly and will dive on the closest gap. Safe riding everyone.