Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Toronto (again) Ontario, Canada
Bikes: Norco Bushpilot (out of commission), Raleigh Delta
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Originally Posted by zpl
Nice work getting the message out about bike commuting.
Do you really take the lane every day like that in the video? That would scare the sh*t out of me. I also bike commute 2-3 days/week (32 mi RT) and it's helped me get control over my weight.
That would be area specific, and also depend on how used the rider is to traffic, and the traffic in question. For example, today I played leap frog with the 104 bus, first at a light, he was in the bus bay, I came up beside him, I motioned for him to go first, he waved as he took off. Man those Orion Hybrid buses can move, I think their 0-100km/h must be under 10 seconds, not bad for a 15,000kg bus.... I passed him (on the left) at the next stop, then he passed me, gave me a good 2m of space too, funny how a guy in a 2m wide Yaris can give you barely ½m, but a 3m wide bus can give you 2 full metres on the same road, with the same traffic...
So, the bus would pass me, then stop, then I would pass him, until he turned off, unlike the 3 cager idiots who just had to pass the bus, when he was trying to get over to make his turn, I stayed behind the bus, until he got out of my way.....