Went for a ride today - such a beautiful day to do it!! Said hello to the swans down the Torrens and popped into the LBS to pick up a pair of BBB sunnies. The one downfall of my day is that some crazy guy in a white van didn't bloomin well give me a metre and nearly knocked me off as he zoomed past, thank God for my awesome ninja reflexes which came in handy! ;) I wish I could've got his number plate to report him but he was dodging through traffic so he was out of view!
The lesson here folks is to please share the road and give bike riders a metre. We just want to exercise and enjoy being outside. We'll do our part and wear high vis clothing and hand signal.
Welcome back Ricky.
We'd love to read all about your trip in an extended blog/ ride report!
I rode with Ricky for a while on GS5 and it sounded like a great trip, a blog would be a great read.
Better driver education and acceptance of the responsibility that goes with operating a vehicle in Europe Ricky.
We are ten to twenty years behind the rest of the world with both attitudes and infrastructure unfortunately.
Hopefully one day SA will bite the bullet and set a standard for the rest of Australia.
I have added under the group Look For Cyclists some links to cycling incidents reported on AC.
An invite to join this group and post incidents and your own experiences.