Rode in a second time this last Friday. I took a slightly different route this time, and I think it worked out really well. Part of what I’m shooting for is to ride in mostly on residential roads and skip the whole traffic bit. With a couple of exceptions — a couple of blocks on Colorado near Baldwin and Del Mar between Wilson and Hudson — I’ve more or less got it down. Something I noticed on Friday helps greatly. There are two left turn lanes at Rosemead and Thorndale, and the traffic control lines are a great place for a bike to sneak across:
Likely I could just behave like a normal vehicle, take the lane and make the turn, etc., but somehow doing that off a side road on to Rosemead seems like a less than great idea. Anyway, I don’t mind cheating in this case.