The biggest dangers on the urban commute

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by bonker, 15 Feb 2018.

  1. Brandane

    Brandane Fair weather cyclist.

    Cycling utopia it is not! But when it's good, it's very good. Just not in an urban setting - but you could say that about anywhere :okay:.
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  2. Drago

    Drago Guru

    In Coventry, the Luftwaffe.
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  3. Shut Up Legs

    Shut Up Legs Down Under Member

    The biggest problem on the urban commutes is those bloody urbanites. What the hell are they doing in the urban areas, anyway!? :angry: :boxing: :gun: :ninja:
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  4. glasgowcyclist

    glasgowcyclist Charming but somewhat feckless

    I know exactly where you are, it's on my commute too. I was nearly t-boned by a dozy woman coming off the slip as I was about to exit onto Seaward St.

    You could always detour up the prallel shared path off Houston Street, to bypass the roundabout and get back on your route via the Toucan crossing.
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  5. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Striking miners.
  6. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    This time of year, Slurry spreaders.
  7. Maverick Goose

    Maverick Goose A jumped up pantry boy, who never knew his place

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  8. Jenkins

    Jenkins Veteran

    Two main dangers, but a multitude of problems within them
    The general crap state of the roads - potholes, surface dressing breaking up, poorly re-finished holes dug by utility companies, mud, and so on
    Drivers not looking (or looking but not seeing) at junctions, when pulling out of parking spaces and the general lack of indicating
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  9. slowmotion

    slowmotion Quite dreadful

    lost somewhere
    The greatest danger for me is the level of risk that I'm prepared to accept. I'm sure that others feel the same. It's not in any way suicidal, but I like the buzz. I would be riding on the pavement otherwise.
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  10. Cyclists using mobile phones whilst riding and cyclists with huge headphones have been 2 of the dangers on my commute recently.

    We are not all whiter than white.
  11. Slick

    Slick Veteran

    It is still pretty much the route you suggested which is great. A couple of locals gave me a few different options at Renfrew which also helps, and cut it by almost a mile. I have noticed the path you mention, but I've got a terrible habbit of sticking to what I know, but next time I'll give that a try to see how I get on. Thanks :thumbsup:
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  12. glasgowcyclist

    glasgowcyclist Charming but somewhat feckless

    If those are examples of the biggest dangers on your urban commute then you must live just outside Utopia.
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  13. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Yesterday...potholes/craters some with gravel erupting and other cyclists. Drivers were all surprisingly sensible, helped by there being many fewer thanks to half term
  14. subaqua

    subaqua Guru

    All the gear no idea on a £4k carbon bike , who doesnt quite understand its not a sportive , and if they keep riding like that are sadly going to be involved in a statistic .
  15. I live in Utopia. Its in Southern Denmark.

    But we still have some cyclists who cause more problems than cars around here.
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