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Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Louisville KY
Bikes: '12 Jamis Coda Elite '09 Jamis Sputnik, '07 Jamis Eclipse, '13 Brompton M6R.
Originally Posted by Louis
How do truckers feel about cyclists?
IANAT, but my experience is that truckers are very understanding about cyclists. A loaded truck is about as hard to get underway as a bike, and they are quite conscious of taking the lane when they prepare for tight turns and parking situations.
I frequently have them follow me patiently at 16-20mph until they have a chance to pass or turn off.
However, I had one tanker-driver who beat me to the right lane at a stop light by right-hooking me. I could hear him accelerate behind me and I stayed a couple of feet away from the trailer as he edged me over and slowly came to a stop.
Last edited by Wake; 08-16-10 at 07:24 PM.