Indeed. Overtaking is something I am very wary of on my C1 so I tend to stick with the main body of traffic. On the rare occasion I do overtake a queue, I crawl along slowly in case some twit opens his/her door suddenly. I have to say I am not confident about weaving between traffic either. I have seen motorcyclists roar past a queue of traffic and I wonder they manage to succeed in not getting hurt. Cause for thought for both car driver and motorcyclists.
I must admit I'm wary when filtering because its harder for us to just nip in and I try to stay under 30 mph incase someone rushes out. sounds like this guy was roaring round the outside like bikers do and paid for it accordingly, even though the american wasn't correct in his actions.
I know this section of A40 going out of Oxford - the road is straight and wide (used to be a three lane I suspect) and in the afternoon there is usually a two to five mile jam. The car could not have looked and in my opinion was totally at fault as the bike would have been very visible from some distance.
but surely that applies both ways - like the statement says if the biker was going as fast as he claimed then he would have seen the hazzard.
The car first moved left towards the kerb (in order to maximize the turning space), which is often a response to seeing a bike and making room, and then swung onto the opposite direction lane broadside to the bike - there is no mention of him indicating. By the time the car could be seen to be going to block the road the bike could not avoid it as it was too close. Even defensive riding cannot allow for this type of incident - if a car blocks your path without signaling or looking it has to be liable.
That's impossible in London, unless you fancy taking an hour to travel two miles. London commuting on a bike is no different to going to battle, the difference being that I have the bestest armour in the land :-)
Had a jolly good slanging match this morning in Islington with some reprobate who decided he hates bikers and blocked me. I lost count of the number of f-words we exchanged. I suggested to him that he does something unspeakable with a rusty pole. He didn't like. Always a good way to get the adrenalin pumping before work starts :-)
LOL, you tell em mate. :-)
maybe we could commission some front panels out of aluminium checker plate - that would get em to shift soon enough :-)
or stick loads of gaffa tape and mix the panels up so it looks like you dont care how many cars you hit :-o
>I suggested to him that he does something unspeakable with a rusty pole
Mmm do tell me more :-)
>Mmm do tell me more
I managd to just miss the door of a van illegally parked on yellow lines today. The idiot van driver couldn't wait for me to pass, I just missed him by whisker. I did mutter some other name under my breath but there are gentlemen on this site.. :)
Glad you ok,what an idiot
Be glad he's ok, I would have minced him if my C1 had got damaged! Hehe :)
>Be glad he's ok, I would have minced him if my C1 had got damaged! Hehe :-)
Hell hath no fury like Pam He He :-) Glad the reflexes are still in good shape Pam we sure need them with the amount of idiots on the roads these days :-(
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