human909 wrote:I only saw this video now!
I'm sorry Blackrock that is poor riding. Had I been driving behind you I would have been shaking my head at you and cringing at your riding.
-I REALLY hope you did do a head check before crossing the slip lane, too many times I've seen cyclists crossing slip lanes without so much as a head check. This is despite the fact that YOU are required to give way if you are riding in the shoulder.
-Presuming you did do a head check you would have known there was a truck behind you. So why did choose to stay riding outside the road markings?
By choosing to ride outside of the delineated road you are not only losing many of your legal rights but you are communicating to the road users around you that you wish to ride NEXT to the road rather than on the road. Make you intentions and position clear! You weren't even riding on the road you were riding on the shoulder for 99% of that video!
(Of course truck driver still shouldn't have passed you the way he did. But you were sending the please pass me message loud and clear!)
Everyone is allowed an opinion and they're clearly all different.
I head checked before I passed the slip road and thanked a driver that had slowed for me. Check the video.
I didn't make the driver take that chance to pass. I was in front and he could see me, the oncoming traffic and the lane space. He made the decision. This is of course inconsequential if I got totalled!!
I don't have a drama riding roadside of the line as usually there is enough room for a car to pass if I'm on or roadside of the line(check out the corolla at the end).
Guess I might start taking the lane here and posting videos of tooting horns instead