Scarfy96 wrote:If you are riding wider and get a close pass you can still react by quickly drifting left 30cm or so.
Each to their own. I ride with a group of guys at times who gutter hug and then complain when someone passes them. I keep pointing out that if you leave them the opening they will take it. Don't leave the opening and don't give them the opportunity. Nothing works 100% of the time and even less with total morons but every time you go on the road (even if driving) you are rolling the dice, I try to stack them as strongly in my favour as possible that's all. It is hard from a 30s video grab on youtube but a lot of the incidents posted in this thread (NOT all) I think could be totally avoided with more assertive road positioning. I agree I wasn't there so can't 100% comprehend the situation so I may not always be right about that in any particular instance but that is my opinion.
Mine just posted is the result of lane claiming:
That is the other end of the spectrum. Although I prefer that behaviour to a close and unexpected pass.
jules21 wrote:motoring editor punched in confrontation over close pass of cyclist
i'm sick of these aggressive arrogant cyclists. or is that motorists? i'm confused
I empathise with the author of that article. I've had the same lacklustre result from Victoria Police (deciding they are not going to issue infringements because he said sorry to the police, is not the target of a current blitz, and it would set an example to the public and then everyone would start reporting and it would be the police's only job... )