oxonabike wrote:JessicaAlba wrote:Despite Cairns' drivers reputation for being cyclist-hating red necks (which, it has to be said, most are), I have lately found many to be very courteous when out on the road. Oftentimes, I will see a car a good 400m in front of me, looking to make a right hand turn across my path, or coming out of a left side street, which will just sit there and wait for me to pass...it's really quite refreshing to be given so much space and time.
I do, of course, show my gratitude with a small nod or wave as I pass, as I think such gestures help to promote continued courtesy...and an overall fuzzy feeling amongst the community at large
I'm wondering if this is a result of our local red-necks favoured daily news publication being somewhat pro cyclist awareness since the unfortunate incident with Tanya Roneberg? Also the DownUnder coaches with the huge 1.5 metre signs on the back can't be hurting either. But I too have noticed many occasions where cars have sat back and just waited recently, often enough to consider posting my observations in here. I'll get around to it eventually!
Ahh, yes...the Cairns Post, that bastion of cutting edge journalism and impeccable grammar... And no doubt you are referring to the very Down Under buses that give a solid 300mm clearance as they pass by...very nearly got cleaned up on my Friday arvo jaunt last week!!
But I digress... I had thought it had more to do with the 1200 lumens of eyeball searing light recently mounted to my handle bars that had people taking notice, though you may well be right, re the above news-rag. There also seems to be a plethora of "Share the Road" stickers visible around the place these days, some even attached to vehicles sporting the mandatory dog cages and R M Williams longhorn advertising... Maybe times they are in fact a changing??