Morning all, started biking to work again to get the legs going, on my way home a motorist dangerously cut me up causing me to go into the incoming traffic I had to squeeze between the motorist and an oncoming van, I saw her pull out into my lane and she didn't even look right before turning, I had a feeling she would do it, and gave a bit of space, if I hadn't she would have driven straight into me. I made the driver aware of my feelings with a few expletives and gestures which seemed to shock her, as I seemed to have appeared by magic an inch away from her wing mirror,she responded by swerving towards me and give me the finger before speeding off.
I have been cycling on the road most of my life and have had a few near misses and a couple of minor incidents. I think over time cyclists develop a skill of spotting possible dangerous drivers, I tend to look at drivers faces at junctions, you can tell if they have seen you or are just looking for a gap to whiz into I also look at wheel positions of cars at junctions if I'm passing, they will turn the wheels ready to jump out of lane again looking for a gap, I had never thought of any of this untill yesterdays near miss, I understand that we all make mistakes on the road, I've driven home from work before without remembering any of the journey, its easy to switch off , what worried me was a less experienced cyclist may have been seriously injured, even worse, and I know many of my friends and colleagues have recently got into cycling.
I've been away for a while but slowly getting back into training and just started to pop back on the forum.
Can I please order:
1 x Monaco - M
1 x tri shorts - L
1 x arm warmers - L
Many thanks Schmunks