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Location: Louisville KY
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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.