Sunday, May 15, 2016

The Oncoming Danger

I've written about it before but since it continues to occur with frightening frequency, I'll continue to show it.

The pass into oncoming traffic.  They move over to give me room, but can't wait 5 or 10 seconds to pass until the oncoming traffic clears.  Sometimes they just barely get over before the oncoming vehicle, sometimes they cause the oncoming driver to slow, stop or dive for the shoulder, but it's ALWAYS dangerous and always unnecessary.

I can't really complain about the other issue on my ride yesterday, snow and ice pellets.  BRRR!!!
But I can deal with the cold, I shouldn't have to deal with the dangerous impatient drivers.

Monday, May 9, 2016

If He Can't See Me in a Truck...

If drivers can't even be troubled to look out for and see other cars and trucks it's no wonder they don't see bikes.  

I don't think this guy even knew I was there.  When I honked the horn and and got next to him, he looked stunned that I was there.  Then after I passed him he cut across all three lanes he just cut across to almost hit me to make a U-turn.  

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Almost a "Brush" with disaster

So you're hauling a bunch of brush and branches in your truck?  Make sure the debris is not hanging out the side of your truck 3 or 4 feet, or at the very least wait to pass until you can assure that your branches aren't going to hit a cyclist.
Thankfully, the branches just brushed over me and didn't snag on my helmet or jersey or bike and send me flying into the other traffic or under this guys truck.  When I pulled up next to him at the red light he did say he would stop and fix it.  Thanks for that, but how about not driving that way to begin with!