Formerly known as SchiitHead
- Jan 31, 2014
- Brussels, Belgium
And I as a bike rider (read: bicycle) feel even more vulnerable. I have come to the conclusion that car drivers only care about themselves which, to some extent, is understandable from their point of view as everything is done to make them think cities are made for cars.I used to know a guy that was a bit of a ghost on a bike, the police were after him for years but could never catch him. In fact, on occasion he would go looking for them !!!
I used to ride fast on my way to work at 5:300 in the morning when there was nothing around and I knew the stretches of roads that were less dangerous than others with no other roads leading to or from them with hardly any other vehicles around.
You can blame the rider all you like for riding like a hooligan and a lot of the time you’d be right but let’s not forget the dumb ass’s in their cars barely looking forward let alone on what’s around them !!! I’ve been taken out several times by cars and even a double decker bus while I was sat at a red light ***.
One of the occasions I got hit by a car, the driver said to the police he didn’t even look and he still got away with it !!!! So forgive me if I sound a little biased against car drivers but let’s face it, how many of them have real experience on two wheels and realise just how vulnerable we are. Most of us are not your typical speed merchant that shows a total disregard for other road users and most of us have driving licences as well as a bike license.
One thing all car drivers should be made do is obtain a certificate of basic training ( this is a short course motorcyclists have to do to prove they can safely operate and ride a bike on the public road) prior to their test, this would help drivers realise just how dangerous car drivers actually are !!!!
Rant over, back to my Solaris, which by the way are seriously most excellent iems
and will keep me happy for a long time to come.
Which is not the case when you are being offered public transportation, shared bikes (even electric now) and large sidewalks.
Rant over too