I made the mistake of biking with a lot on my mind yesterday, and that nearly got me killed. Heading West on Davenport, I normally change to the leftmost side of the car lane to indicate my intention to turn left from Davenport onto Shaw. Riding on autopilot, I'm not entirely sure where I positionned myself but clearly not nearly far enough to the left. After all the oncoming cars had passed I started to turn left and was very nearly taken out by a driver passing me on the left. Normally, I would have been completely over to the left so any car wishing to pass to go straight would pass on my right, and yet I *still* would have done a shoulder check. It was completely my fault and I'm afraid that I've now added to that particular driver's repertoire of "damned crazy cyclist" stories. I keep thinking how that very stupid move on my part would have resulted in nothing more than a fender bender had I been in a car (or nothing at all, since a car takes up more space and passing on the left would not have been an option). The cost of inattention is so much higher when you're on a bike. I'd actually thought in the morning that it might not be a good day for me to bike but I didn't want to miss my favourite ride of the week. Scared me enough that I wanted to share - if in doubt, better to take the TTC than to risk making a big mistake. Ride safely!