Just saw this over on STW.... nasty!
http://www.singletrackworld.com/forum/r ... &t=2445974
Got me thinking yet again how drivers don't seem to understand how easy it is to completely wipe out a cyclist from existence.
It was only a few weeks ago when I was rounding a corner on a quiet country road when a truck full of timber drove what seemed to be right at me, I ran onto the verge but still had to duck as the truck had those large oblong mirrors that stick out! If I hadn't he would have taken my bloody head off! Shouts of w@nker! at him didn't make him stop and confront me either! Probably oblivious to it all...
Went out yesterday and there's one section of busy road that unfortunately can't be avoided, it's only half a mile but I swear some vehicles try to get as close as possible just to put the wind up you, they don't seem to realise that they could kill you. I mean, what's the problem? Jeez! Is it gonna put a few seconds on to their journey if they slow down for a hundred yards? Big deal! sat in their comfy seats operating a foot pedal and moving a gear-stick is so hard isn't it?
Sorry for the rant but this really makes me mad.