Don’t forget your “Tag”
Sunday Dec 21, a co-worker and I were riding south on Semoran Blvd. (436) towards Lee Vista to Goldenrod. We had been traveling in the bike lane until Lake Margaret. Traffic was light for about 1030am. Due to the headwind, our conversation was difficult to hear so I took the lane and rode side by side until Pershing Ave. I was caught in the cue about 5 cars from the light. He rode to the intersection to await the change to green.
I was politely “told” that I needed to be on the other side of the white line (in the bike lane) by the passenger of the vehicle behind me. I mentioned to him I was OK and thank you. Apparently, his message wasn’t received by me to his liking. He then opened his car door, stuck his head out, and asked me “Where is your tag?” I did not grasp his comment until he gestured like he was holding a license or business card.
I mentioned to him again I was OK and to have a nice day. Maintaining lane control, I rejoined my friend and the driver of the vehicle passed us with care. I can only assume the passenger and I left bewildered at what just transpired. The ride was safe and smooth after that.