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Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by ThatOtherGuy, Oct 12, 2011.
Damn, do you have a link to the video?
Motorcyclist passed too closely rather than allowed the cyclist the whole lane? That hill is obviously too hard to ride in a straight line.
Won't know because the video doesn't show the start.
Can only guess that the bicycle rider stopped for some reason and was ziging to get started. Why he did not hear the traffic coming and not wait for it to pass? Fail.
Motorcycle rider does not look to be slowing down - no brake? And why go towards the front of a moving vehicle instead of the back? Fail.
Two wrongs making ? In any case :eek1
Damn, sorry to hear that.
This thread may very well never end. It reminds me of the movie "Ground hog day".
Threads are meant to end?:huh
Back about page 40 Gummee said this thread may reach 100 pages and an inmate jumped his shit for saying so. Wheres that FF now?
But its exactly like ground hog day. The same arguments get played over and over like a broken record. Skipping CD for the younger generation.
Motos have the same problem: 2nd class citizens on the road yet here we are again and again and again
Did I tell y'all I'm starting my own 'bike brand?' No? Well I am. The prototype is designed and fixin to be painted.
Keep an eye open for FN Bicycles. (get it?!)
When it gets here, I'll take some pics and post em up for ya. Right now, I'm starting with a CX 'prototype.' Given interest, I *may* end up selling em.
Haven't we all been riding that brand for some time?
A decent article
You can read the article but here are the 7 things:
1) Road cycling is scary
2) If Im not close to the very side of the road, there is a reason for it
3) Buzzing by a cyclist is extremely dangerous
4) Cutting off a cyclist is a dickhead move
5) Getting mad at a cyclist for not obeying every traffic law is cherry picking and hypocritical
6) Cycling clothes may look silly, but they are functional
7) Cycling is hard damn work
Some of ya'll non-cyclists might enjoy it.
^ might need to post that one in the JM thread as well.
Road cycling scary?
Not all the time, maybe. But what do you call a truck mirror coming by your head with maybe 25 cm of clearance at 100 Kph?
Maybe it's a texting or whatever driver crossing over the whole road width and hitting a group of riders head-on, killing two. I came upon that scene about 5 minutes after it happened last year.
Maybe Austrian drivers are better behaved, if so, you are fortunate.
I've never considered cycling to be any more, or less, scary than any other form of road going vehicles. I've had close calls (caused a few), and seen dead folks, on practically every form of road going transport I've used and, in my experience it's not "what" you ride/drive but the "where", "when" and "how" that make the biggest impact.
If I had to rank the scariest modes of transport they'd be, for me.
1. being a passenger/pillion
2. riding a horse on the road
3. using a taxi in Moscow
Most everything else is just fun - fun with "moments" to be sure, but no where near enough to be categorised as "scary".
we're halfway there
Be careful out there there's whackos everywhere