Like many of you, I've got lots of stories of near misses and other dumb things I've seen cars do on the road, but I found myself thinking today about the other side of the coin. So, here goes:
Thanks to the gracious motorists who let me cross two lanes of traffic as I turn from Flagstaff Hill Road into South Rd every day and again when they see my arm out and let me move across two lanes on South Rd to turn right into Dawes Rd.
I commute 23km each way most days of the week and ride hills on the weekend whenever I can and there are a lot of really gracious, considerate motorists out there. Thanks.
Let's talk 'em up and hope the rest will learn from them.
PS. to the guy in the black, white and red Assos kit riding the beautiful Colnago who paused and then rode through a red light on Duthy St this morning, please don't do that. We need all the grace and support we can get from our four-wheel friends and when we flout road laws we only make it harder for our cause.
smile, wave, nod and say thankyou, this usually gets a smile, nod or wave in return. It really can change the whole dynamics of a ride