A positive car/bike story (Yes, Satan ice skated to work today)

By 23 December, 2013 10

Hi Rioters,

This will either appear a trifle (not the dessert) or potentially a firebrand statement to relaunch the ever present War on Cycling. Yes – I have a comment, a positive one, for a cyclyst on the road this morning.

For those of you smart enought to not be in Canberra this morning, the light was poor. While I was on my drive to work I approached an intersection that provides sufficient visibility both left and right to anticipate the lights and oncoming traffic. My intention was to turn left at the slip lane so I reduced speed enough to make sure I wouldn’t get arseholed by someone going faster than they really need to (My light was red so they would have had right of way),

In the poor light of this overcast morning I noticed a bike rider in a high visibility vest. Now, I’m not here to say that without the vest I wouldn’t have noticed the rider and increased the possibility that we could have had an incident. I’m here to say that the vest increased our chances of NOT having an incident. I’ve seen road trauma, its horrible and tragic and I believe for the most part avoidable.

So… to the lady with the high visibility vest and nice tanned legs riding past Parly House this morning, you’re awesome.

(I know… its not really interesting… but if drivers and riders show each other sufficient care and respect , we don’t need to have the flame war and the horrible visits to the hospital.)

Enjoy your holidays and remember DOUBLE DEMERIT POINTS.

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10 Responses to A positive car/bike story (Yes, Satan ice skated to work today)
#1
Bosworth10:56 am, 23 Dec 13

Surely we can find someone to blame for this outrage?

#2
maxblues11:42 am, 23 Dec 13

By the sounds of it, you would have noticed her even if she was wearing no top at all.

#3
Vindalu1:51 pm, 23 Dec 13

Yes a nicely turned derriere bobbing up and down on a bicycle seat is a wondrous site to behold. Some of you rancorous car drivers should take time to appreciate the finer things of life.

#4
eyeLikeCarrots2:01 pm, 23 Dec 13

I really need to stress two important things.

The fact that she was wearing the high-vis vest was the whole point of this post.
The other fact is that she had a nice bottom.

#5
Solidarity2:11 pm, 23 Dec 13

So it was so dark that you needed High Vis to be able to see her, but light enough you could see her complexion properly enough to comment on it?

Right…

#6
bobzed572:20 pm, 23 Dec 13

Bosworth said :

Surely we can find someone to blame for this outrage?

Tony Abbott

#7
joingler2:21 pm, 23 Dec 13

I needed a laugh today. Thanks very much

#8
Sandman7:48 pm, 23 Dec 13

bobzed57 said :

Bosworth said :

Surely we can find someone to blame for this outrage?

Tony Abbott

Are we blaming Tony Abbott, or was he the woman on the bike?

#9
gooterz10:55 pm, 23 Dec 13

So your saying we should force people to wear hi vis shirts and ban all other clothing.

#10
Masquara11:02 pm, 23 Dec 13

Sandman said :

bobzed57 said :

Bosworth said :

Surely we can find someone to blame for this outrage?

Tony Abbott

Are we blaming Tony Abbott, or was he the woman on the bike?

Tony is on holiday in Europe.

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