You can see this cyclist sitting up beside traffic. This was after she rode past all this traffic between the two strips of rumble strip dividing this lane from the bus/MAX-only lane to the right. Then she decided to get back into the lane, and then all the cars were going around her, because she wasn’t in line with the cars, she was beside them. She was where I was in the line of traffic before riding up between the lanes, and by the time she actually got back into the line, she was one or two cars ahead of me. A pretty minimal gain for having broken the law, annoyed a bunch of drivers, and confused a bus driver who was coming up the bus lane.
This is not helpful.
There are some laws made to govern the use of automobiles that really shouldn’t be applicable to bicycles (not saying law regarding riding in-between lanes is one of those), but why go breaking laws when you’re not even gaining anything from it, and you’re confusing or annoying other road users?
In other silly bicycle news from yesterday, I was riding East off of the Hawthorne bridge, and another cyclist got impatient with the person in front of them in the bike lane, went to move into the traffic lane (without looking) and almost ran smack into the side of a bus.