Well it just goes to show.....

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by Raging Squirrel, 30 Jul 2012.

  1. Raging Squirrel

    Raging Squirrel Well-Known Member

    North West
    I've alwasy been a car nut, since I was little, and like taking a swift drive out on the local B roads when the weather is nice. I've always given cyclists room too, but as I've recently taken up cycling myself with my girlfriend, I'm a bit protective of how close car's get to her while her confidence is still a bit low, and it's made me more aware.

    I was coming home on a nice stretch of road when I saw a cyclist in all his gear, so I slowed down as I usually do, but this time I was leaving about a 15 - 20 meter gap between myself and the rider. He knew I was there and wanted to get past, but there were uncoming cars so I just held back. We both turned left, and I could see he was still conscious of me being behind him, so i dropped back a bit further and waited for the way to clear, then moved completely into the opposite lane to give him loads of room as i went past (diesel fumes don't taste or smell very nice!) and he gave me a massive thumbs up to say thanks :smile:

    It just goes to show how much more aware you are of another persons activities once you get involved too.
  2. defy-one

    defy-one Guest

    My wife and kids said something similar last night. They now notice all the cyclists and give them way more room,and like to check out the bikes aswell :smile:
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