schroeds wrote:Car pulls out in front of you when youhave rightof way and you're riding negligently:shock:
I assume it's the only accident Marc had in the park.
It was a case of a large Audi SUV initiating a left hand turn move, thereby threatened the bunch that was travelling in parallel, but slightly behind. Although the SUV never physically hit the lead riders of the bunch, the bunch had to initiate evasive action, including emergency braking and swaying to the left. Marc being somewhere behind 2nd or 3rd wheel, if not 4th, unfortunately crashed out. Can't remember if Marc's bike came into contact with the now stopped SUV, with vehicle body coming to a stop angled some 15-20 deg towards the side of the road and the left front wheel just fully inside the green CP bike lane.
The police officers in attendance clearly were incompetent in the way how they issued the ticket, one that I have seen similar in car to car accidents. It was good that there were video records of the event from behind. The real annoyance is that drivers can get away from threatening moves, as long as they don't make a direct contact. Being a cyclist, we all know that we can't afford to wait for physical contact but have to ride defensively with consequences. At the same time, it also does illustrate the risks of bunch riding when there are external risk factors. Grrr....
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RK wrote:And that is Wikipedia - I can write my own definition.