Yes, I've had a couple of near misses at Theodore St as well but it's usually drivers hurtling down the hill a and not giving way at the bottom. Glad you are OK. I will keep a look out for green bubble cars with stupid woman driving. Maybe you need one of those AirZound horns to get their attention. Or a Smith and Wesson...
Saw a "P"rofessional driver this afternoon on the way home. The young woman driving the car, adorned with Green P-Plates, was such an expert driver that she has mastered the art of driving with no hands, holding a mobile phone whilst tapping away with both thumbs on the device. Not looking out the windscreen at what is going on around her, sails straight through a pedestrian crossing without a car in the world, texting on her merry way. Yes, the new mobile phone laws in NSW are working very well!
Meanwhile, in another part of the city there is a police office chasing down a rougue helmetless cyclist on a shared path *sigh*
'11 Lynskey Cooper CX, '00 Hillbrick Steel Racing (Total Rebuild '10), '09 Electra Townie Original 21D
Got my first recorded idiot P plater yesterday...the passenger obviously thought it was very funny going by the smile on his stupid dial. Video clearly shows they altered their line for the purpose of trying to scare me
What is it with me, Milsons Point and utes . . . Yesterday arvo a BIG red Amarock VW ute does the 'come out halfway out before looking' thing just as I 'm coming past Someone is trying to tell me to start going the other way and climb more hills I think.
The world is round, so what seems like the end may actually be the beginning.
I had a motorist (4wd) try to do a U-turn while I was riding along the bike lane. I had plenty of room to avoid a collision but still had to hit the brakes and alter my line (to avoid what looked like a potential collision - he obviously did see me though).
Crawf wrote:Doesn't get much closer. My socks were fitting for the occasion. And someone mentioned was the camera view useful?
Holy heck, too close!
Crawf wrote:Chicks dig it
Some guys probably do as well.
I had my first idiot driver yesterday too. Rolling up behind a little 4wd (RAV4 or Benz GLK style thing) stopped at a side street junction waiting to turn onto the main road, she then decided to engage reverse. Just as soon as she did that, she decided to put on the brakes. No harm done.
Had a reminder of how stupid some drivers are yesterday. Riding the Riverloop and some woman who could just see over the steering wheel instead of reversing a bit in her parking spot and then merging at a better and easier angle decided to pull a very quick tight and sharp right to get out of her parking spot just as I was going past. After I passed I looked behind and she didn't even tap the brakes and continued like nothing happened. In the process of getting out of the parking spot she basically ended up running about half a cars width along the gutter on the opposite side of the road. If there were parked cars there she would have needed to do a multiple point turn or hit a reset button.
However, police expected about 30 of this year's deaths to be excluded from the final figures as investigations were expected to show they were the result of factors such as medical conditions or suicides.
1: Completely failed brake test. He was looking in his rear view mirror smiling the whole time.
2: This morning up at Mt Mee. We were riding 2 abreast (just 2 of us). Mate was basically riding in the gutter so it was pretty much the same room as 1 rider would take up. The passenger yells out for us to get off the road. Mate yells out something about loving them (no homo). They stop. Driver tells me single file only. I tell him it's legal to ride 2 abreast. He swears. Passenger swears. They attempt to hook the trailer into my mate.
Purt wrote:2: This morning up at Mt Mee. We were riding 2 abreast (just 2 of us). Mate was basically riding in the gutter so it was pretty much the same room as 1 rider would take up. The passenger yells out for us to get off the road. Mate yells out something about loving them (no homo). They stop. Driver tells me single file only. I tell him it's legal to ride 2 abreast. He swears. Passenger swears. They attempt to hook the trailer into my mate.
That's disgusting! Some people are just complete scumbags.