there are only 4 million of us
It is carnage, 5 dead on cycles past week. I operated on another cyclist who escaped death by the skin of his teeth last night. I was there til midnight. His sports are over, he will be permanently affected.
Last weekend a bunch of 7 lycra-clad roadie wannabees flew out of a side road in front of me in suburbia. Lucky for them I was doing 25 mph, 5 below the legal limit. I honked, and stopped. They laughed and swarmed either side of me, some going down the wrong side of the road. They are also lucky I am cycle tolerant - I stopped. If I had been doing the usual speed others go down that road, I would have hit 3 of them
They piss me off BIGTIME
I want to take my kids on the road, but these dickheads foster the driver animosity which leads to the intolerance of cyclists, which puts my kids at risk.
I am an old hand in the traffic, and used to bomb upper Queen St in Auckland on a Humber with poor brakes, at 60 k's. I am fairly safe, but my little kids are learning. It is a road jungle out there.
F'ing Kiwis, no sense of personal responsibility - blame it on 70 years of the Welfare State?
( bloody grumpy Kiwi surgeon)
I don't know the answer.
More Church on Sundays? Only god can help us