Anyone know this cyclist?

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silentC
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Re: Anyone know this cyclist?

Postby silentC » Thu Nov 24, 2016 6:04 pm

The thing is it is well known that large vehicles have blind spots and it is best for other road users to be aware of them and try to not be in them if at all possible. But by the same token, the driver also being aware of them should be very careful about them, and you have demonstrated that in your video.

Unfortunately there are plenty of heavy vehicle operators out there who simply do not share your concern. They are no different to other road users in that regard, but their potential to cause serious damage is far greater than your typical close-passing 'tradie in ute'.

I won't bore you with the details of my various truck interactions, suffice to say I don't have any positive expectations any more :)
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Re: Anyone know this cyclist?

Postby Lukeyboy » Fri Nov 25, 2016 11:59 pm

I had one trucker..... delivery courier trucker??? call me a "f***ing idiot" the other week because I rode down the inside of him in the straight turn lane (green light just went to go forward with some traffic not even moving/red light to turn left - we both were turning left) and then positioned myself infront of one of the cars that was in the left turn lane (car with a trailer ahead). Not sure if it was because I rode down the queue or if I was in his blind spot. It wasn't a big ass truck so I'm pretty sure I wasn't in his blind spot considering I managed to get a whole car and bike length ahead of him. I think he just got pissed off because traffic was a shocker that morning due to crashes :P

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