Xplora wrote:Posts like this make me believe that some of us really do spend too time arguing online... I'm not from Queensland
I'm not sure what you mean here? Or if you misinterpreted my point.
You were the one who suggested that it was the, *quote*, "ENORMOUS roundabouts" in Queensland posing a difficulty. My post attempted to clarify that I see no reason why big roundabout should mean that you forgo taking the safe option of using the correct lane.
Xplora wrote:and you're smart enough to realise that slowing drivers down for 3 seconds is probably less safe than slowing them down for a lot longer
No. I don't agree that is the case.
Xplora wrote:because they don't usually hit from behind, they hit your side. Safety is the most important thing
Which is exactly why I have been advocating that taking a lane is necessary and important. Though if you take the left hand lane while trying to turn right then you are opening yourself up to being hit from the side by exiting cars! Which is exactly why you should take the CORRECT LANE not the left lane.
Hey. We can argue all you want. But the fact is that I and others successfully and safely negotiate multi lane roundabouts quite regularly. Either we are lying or we have magical abilities that you and a couple others don't possess. What's more likely?
A cyclist is simply another vehicle on the road. I can accelerate and move through a roundabout faster than a semi trailer. They negotiate roundabouts just fine. Why are you advocating that cyclist behave differently from all the other vehicles is beyond me.