A lot has been said in regards to the pedestrian being killed on the weekend, and it has given ammunition for certain elements of our society to start questioning whether cyclist should be on the road or not. (these same elements usually congratulate cycling champions when putting in a good performance) this incident has highlighted certain dangers and rouge elements in the cycling community. but during the past couple of years, the death of cyclist in the hands of motorists far outwieghs the death of a pedestrian caused by a cyclists.
as a cyclists, i take care in riding a bike, try to obey all the road rules, i conduct myself on a bike as i would when driving a care. but i am unable to control rouge elements that are around me.
last saturday i had two examples of rouge elements.
i left home at 5.00am and just got to the first hill when some young bucks pulled in front of me, the passenger opened his door, and proceeded to yell some rather abusive comments, i was trying to climb the hill and he decided to take off, so was not able to catch him, but somewhere out there, there is a mid 80s white falcon with blue interior lights, with black stripes across the rear window.
the second was when i was riding home, came across a bike rider on the western ring road bike path, so we rode for a while having a yarn when came to the sydney road, western ring road lights, the lights were red, so i stopped and lent up against the post, while this rider procedure to run the red light. was unable to catch him once i got the green.
by reading other threads to this forum, if a cyclist reports a driver, then very little is done.
there are always going to be indivuals who believe that they are above the law. dont tar all cyclists with the same brush
one rotation at a time