Posted: 01/04/2013 at 10:52
Just reading the rants about cyclists. I am a cyclist and have got knocked off twice in the last 6 years. 1st was a car driver not looking when he opened the car door. I managed not to hit car door with front wheel but ended up having a major op on my shoulder where i had torn muscle and rotator cuff off of the bone. Very painful and a very long recovery. All the driver said was oh sorry dear i didnt see you. Second time was by a cyclist coming out of a no cycling alley way. Yet another trip to hospital, luckily nothing broken but very shaken and bruising that didnt help the arthritis in my spine.
There has been countless near misses all by drivers that think its funny to drive so close to you and then overtake and stop in front. There are many good drivers but perhaps they should ride a bike and see what its like from this side.
On a lighter note i hope you all had a good easter and managed to get some gardening done