il padrone wrote:A word of advice - semi-trailer drivers are THE most considerate drivers on the roads..... but they are lazy drivers. Hold the left edge and a straight, predictable line and they'll pass you like you're not there. Ride wider - even better, ride a little erratically and they'll give you a full-lane overtake. Even in busy city traffic. They are professional drivers and can ill-afford to lose their licence over side-swiping a cyclist. They all* know this!!
* Possible exclusion for quarry truck drivers. There is a direct relationship between road consideration and the value of the cargo (possible inter-relation of intellect )
Wear a Pink Floyd jersey and they'll go out of their way to push the car in the next lane out of the way to give 6m of clearence, give you a toot toot, a thumbs up and a big wave as they pass by. I and others here can testify to this.... well, all apart from pushing the car out of lane