wombatK wrote:nuttzo32 wrote:Have got the new road bike now and i am starting to get a bit more confident riding in the traffic though i think it will take a while for that uneasy feeling i get when a big van/truck whooshes by to subside, thanks to everyone for their help.
Well done. Now for your next big trick once you've desensitised yourself to motoring idiots
and nutbags, you've got to work on not becoming complacent. There isn't a nutbag determined
to kill you lurking around every corner, but it's not a bad strategy to ride like there is.
It takes time to become 'at ease' when larger vehicles overtake.
I've been riding for many years and still do not like the feeling of a big semi trailer overtaking me when I'm doing 40-50 and they're doing 60. I'm not saying that they're not entitled to overtake (they are!) but it's a weird feeling having a single vehicle overtake you for 10-ish seconds, especially when they're a bit close.