Rider down - Be safe, it's got busy

User avatar
ColinOldnCranky
Posts: 5773
Joined: Fri Feb 27, 2009 4:58 pm

Rider down - Be safe, it's got busy

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:53 am

Second time in a forttnight that I have had multiple riders passing me against an oncoming rider. This time it ended unpleasantly with two riders injured, hoepfully seriouslyhough one was out to it for a while.

It's quite apparent in the last week or two that lot's are dusting off their bikes. And today had an enormous lot of riders in groups large and small having a last run before the indulgences of the next few days. So, to everyone, be wary and get through the silly season without injuring either yourself or anyone else.

Seasons greeting to y'all.

(For the record I have no idea of whether the group intended to pass in double file. I only know that by the time the third or fourth rider was past me they were all out of shape and dodging each others wheels and no-one able to hold a predictable line. If you are riding in a group know your riders and know your leader.)
Unchain yourself-Ride a unicycle
Image

User avatar
ColinOldnCranky
Posts: 5773
Joined: Fri Feb 27, 2009 4:58 pm

Re: Rider down - Be safe, it's got busy

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Tue Dec 24, 2013 12:19 pm

Refreshingly, cyclists certainly know what to do when someone is down. Without direction people cover the approaches, others get on phones, first-aid credentials are stated and some form of leadership arises. Well done to all.
Unchain yourself-Ride a unicycle
Image

User avatar
sogood
Posts: 17153
Joined: Thu Aug 31, 2006 7:31 am
Location: Sydney AU
Contact:

Re: Rider down - Be safe, it's got busy

Postby sogood » Tue Dec 24, 2013 12:45 pm

Lucky you didn't get tangled amongst the wreck! Ride safe.
Bianchi, Ridley, Montague, GT, Garmin and All things Apple :)
RK wrote:And that is Wikipedia - I can write my own definition.

User avatar
ColinOldnCranky
Posts: 5773
Joined: Fri Feb 27, 2009 4:58 pm

Re: Rider down - Be safe, it's got busy

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Tue Dec 24, 2013 12:53 pm

sogood wrote:Lucky you didn't get tangled amongst the wreck! Ride safe.

I just held line and speed and hoped - someone brushed an elbow or soemthing but no clip stack or other contact. Merry Xmas and avoid Boxing Day rides with all the new bikes, new riders and people guiltily working beyond capacity to atone for Christmas indulgence.
Unchain yourself-Ride a unicycle
Image

User avatar
sogood
Posts: 17153
Joined: Thu Aug 31, 2006 7:31 am
Location: Sydney AU
Contact:

Re: Rider down - Be safe, it's got busy

Postby sogood » Tue Dec 24, 2013 1:01 pm

Good to know you stayed upright. Obviously testament to your skills. Unicyclists are just better! :)

Merry X'mas to you too!
Bianchi, Ridley, Montague, GT, Garmin and All things Apple :)
RK wrote:And that is Wikipedia - I can write my own definition.

Rusty6149
Posts: 63
Joined: Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:24 pm
Location: Perth
Contact:

Re: Rider down - Be safe, it's got busy

Postby Rusty6149 » Tue Dec 24, 2013 1:33 pm

You said it - definitely silly season out there..

Lots of families and novices, and disorganised groups whose capabilities don't match reality.

Slow down and enjoy the ride !

-Rusty

User avatar
Timeonabike
Posts: 194
Joined: Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:51 pm

Re: Rider down - Be safe, it's got busy

Postby Timeonabike » Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:40 pm

Lots of f-wits in cars too...makes me wonder if I should be out on a bike at all right now.
Nahhhh, the roads are nice and empty in the early morning, a great time to be out. Could claim both lanes if I really wanted to.

Happy Christmas everyone, and stay safe.

Cheers,

Time

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users