Bad roads

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by TWBNK, 20 Apr 2008.

  1. TWBNK

    TWBNK Well-Known Member

    My commute to work is well planned to avoid a particularly bad road, it is one that I drive down regularly and as a result of driving down it I had decided to never cycle down it. However yesterday I cycled in to work from a different starting point which meant that this road was right in between where I was coming from and where I was going to. I took the plunge thinking that I should experience this road at least once.

    Out of interest are there any sounds more un nerving than that of the intermittent skidding of tyres as a car with ABS is rapidly catching up with you?

    Never again.

  2. dudi

    dudi Senior Member

    Ipswich, Suffolk
    ohh, that sound is enough to make your arse eat your saddle isn't it?

    Had it a few times this winter when people decide they'll overtake me on a blind corner, in the rain, then think beter of it & slam on the brakes.

    If there is one thing in this world that truly terrifies me, it is the sound of a skidding car coming from behind... be it in a car or on a bike...
  3. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    Nothing worse than the sound of locked wheels....
  4. gambatte

    gambatte Middle of the pack...

    S Yorks
    real adrenaline is brown....;)
  5. slowfen

    slowfen Über Member

    Yes, the sound of locked wheels as the car behind dosn't have abs
  6. LOGAN 5

    LOGAN 5 New Member

    I was cycling along a fairly busy country road last year when a small van behind the car behind me slammed on his brakes and skidded, crashing into the car which had just decided to abort a bad overtaking manoeuvre. All I could hear of course was a skidding of tyres and a crash which left me waiting to be hit by something. I wasn't thankfully. The car driver got taken off to hospital for a check up.

    Same thing a few years back when I heard skidding tyres and a crash to find the car behind had smashed his wing mirror into oncoming traffic whilst trying to overtake me - scary.
  7. Norv

    Norv New Member

    Listen to your IPOD, then you wont hear a thing!:wacko:
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