I think you could easily upstage my accident by walking into a lamppost!bonj said:I think this story is a complete load of bollocks to try and upstage prettyboytim's accident. Remember who we're dealing with here.
That makes me think that you are cycling a little too close to the pavement.the reluctant cyclist said:Pedestrians need to take note too - they are forever stepping out in front of me and I am sick of having to swerve around them to avoid them.
Depends on how fast they're going when they step out. I hit one a couple of months ago, three stepped out from one side of the street, two from the other. One way street, single lane, none of them looked. I was right in the middle of the road, I stopped as sharply as I could (and my brakes are good), and I still hit one. Obviously thats a fairly extreme example, but it would be so much easier if people weren't tuned in to listening for engines and actually looked.Twenty Inch said:That makes me think that you are cycling a little too close to the pavement.
Twenty Inch said:That makes me think that you are cycling a little too close to the pavement.
I'll say, I've got two freeze frames in my mind, a wall of Freelander blocking the road a few feet in front of memagnatom said:Shame you didn't have a helmet camera on at the time, it could have been spectacular footage!!
it's clear to me that you're rothbook, so I believe nothing you say.Tynan said:howsabout my face in the same pic as the injury and my driving licence in shot bonj?
or the hospital A&E report listing injuries?
would that just be some photoshop retouching
the bike shop's write off report on a destroyed bike?
Sorry, shot from the lip, didn't mean to sound harsh. Peds are creatures of low collective intelligence, prone to doing unpredictable and stupid things. Phones and iPods should have a Darwin effect but the full effects don't seem to be working through the general population yet. You're right, even with the best, most defensive cycling, they'll get in your way. I used to cycle with a whistle, but I hear great things about AirZounds.the reluctant cyclist said:Blimey- that's a bit harsh isn't it?
Pedestrians tend to walk out on me (and indeed other cyclists I see) no matter where I ride - I nearly got knocked off by one when I was overtaking a queue of traffic that was turning left (I was going straight on) and he just ran through the gap in the traffic on the left and straight into me - silly prat. The other ones that do it the most are around the centre of town where there are a lot of traffic lights/bus lanes/speed bumps - I can be in the centre of the bloody road and they still just absent-mindedly cross the road - not looking (usually on the phone) staight in front of me.
I have taken to actually saying - stop walking out in front of me - quite a lot now around town. There will be a thread somewhere about "crazy lady who shouts instructions to peds"!!!
Are you seriously saying that pedestrians don't ever do anything dangerous around you as they have no comprehension of where/what a bike should be? I don't know how you manage it!