Beating a dead horse

I had an interesting experience the other day. I was stopped at a red light in one of Calgary’s much contested new bike lanes. There were some fellow cyclists across the intersection also patiently waiting, or so I thought. One individual stopped, looked both ways, looked around at his peers, and crossed the intersection, smirking at me as he rode by. He didn’t impede any traffic, however he did perform this maneuver in front of an audience of drivers. I mentioned as he passed that it was a red light.…