Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > >

Commuting Bicycle commuting is easier than you think, before you know it, you'll be hooked. Learn the tips, hints, equipment, safety requirements for safely riding your bike to work.

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-01-11, 06:36 PM   #1
Pedaled too far.
Thread Starter
Artkansas's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: La Petite Roche
Posts: 12,855
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Close calls

One time I was going down a steep hill with a signal at the intersection at the bottom. I flew down and had the green. But as I got to the bottom of the hill, a pickup waiting in the opposite direction floored it, making a left into my path. Thankfully, I was going very fast, but his front bumper got a couple of feet away from my body at his closest. Braking, accelerating and turning were not options for me at the time. Any slower and I would have been toast.
"He who serves all, best serves himself" Jack London

Originally Posted by Bjforrestal View Post
I don't care if you are on a unicycle, as long as you're not using a motor to get places you get props from me. We're here to support each other. Share ideas, and motivate one another to actually keep doing it.
Artkansas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-11, 07:18 PM   #2
Bike Gremlin
Slaninar's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Novi Sad
Bikes: Custom made on Scott Speedster frame, Custom made on a 1996. steel MTB frame (all but frame changed at least once in the past 20 years).
Posts: 2,477
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 176 Post(s)

Slaninar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-11, 08:42 PM   #3
In the right lane
gerv's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Des Moines
Bikes: 1974 Huffy 3 speed
Posts: 9,534
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
You guys must live in a parallel universe or something. In this dimension, you'd be a goner.
gerv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-11, 11:14 PM   #4
Tawp Dawg
GriddleCakes's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Anchorage, AK
Bikes: '06 Surly Pugsley, '14 Surly Straggler, '88 Kuwahara Xtracycle, '10 Motobecane Outcast 29er, '?? Surly Cross Check (wife's), '00 Trek 4500 (wife's), '12 Windsor Oxford 3-speed (dogs')
Posts: 1,221
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Scariest non-accident I've had on the bike taught me not to time green lights when doing 25 mph through downtown; I was almost creamed by red light runner doing 30 to make a light that he'd already missed. I made an emergency right turn to avoid collision, and it happened to work. If it'd been wet or icy out, or the motorist had been in his right lane instead of his left, or I'd miscalculated the brake/lean ratio, I probably would've been t-boned or run over at 30 mph. Now I don't even time greens in my car; too many late-yellow/early-red runners and gunners in this town.
GriddleCakes is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:35 PM.