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Old 03-30-17, 01:03 PM
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I guess maybe I'm a little crazy in this regard, but I've gotten so used to high speed passes that it doesn't even bother me anymore. I have semis pass me at 60 MPH 2 feet away and I just keep on pedaling, not even really blinking. I have gotten very, very good at controlling my line despite a lot of wind buffeting. I realize that less skilled riders could EASILY get blown toward traffic or the ditch or just tipped right over, so it is something to be concerned about. I should probably be more concerned about it simply for the sake of general cyclist safety.
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Originally Posted by ItsJustMe
I guess maybe I'm a little crazy in this regard, but I've gotten so used to high speed passes that it doesn't even bother me anymore. I have semis pass me at 60 MPH 2 feet away and I just keep on pedaling, not even really blinking. I have gotten very, very good at controlling my line despite a lot of wind buffeting. I realize that less skilled riders could EASILY get blown toward traffic or the ditch or just tipped right over, so it is something to be concerned about. I should probably be more concerned about it simply for the sake of general cyclist safety.
It takes a lot of time for some folks to become that used to certain traffic... and that "used to feeling" can go away quickly.

Sure, do it daily and what's a passing truck at 55MPH. Do it once a month, and OMG
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Originally Posted by genec
It takes a lot of time for some folks to become that used to certain traffic... and that "used to feeling" can go away quickly.

Sure, do it daily and what's a passing truck at 55MPH. Do it once a month, and OMG
It just takes getting hit by the side mirror just once to re-calibrate that "used to feeling" forever.
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It just takes getting hit by the side mirror just once to re-calibrate that "used to feeling" forever.
A flung can of beer can be interesting too...
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I won't say I'm "used to" close passes, I got slapped on the hip by a car mirror while unstrapping a load on a flatbed truck.
That was my reminder to never be complacent, but I'm not intimidated by being in close proximity to traffic.
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One of Britain’s most prolific ultra-distance cyclists has died after being hit by a car while competing in a coast-to-coast race in Australia, days after complaining of vehicles passing too close to him.
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Originally Posted by ItsJustMe
I guess maybe I'm a little crazy in this regard, but I've gotten so used to high speed passes that it doesn't even bother me anymore. I have semis pass me at 60 MPH 2 feet away and I just keep on pedaling, not even really blinking. I have gotten very, very good at controlling my line despite a lot of wind buffeting. I realize that less skilled riders could EASILY get blown toward traffic or the ditch or just tipped right over, so it is something to be concerned about. I should probably be more concerned about it simply for the sake of general cyclist safety.
Same here. I don't have semi's passing me that fast. Where you able to control line, I control the lane. Vehicles may speed by me in the opposing(2-lane) or passing(4-lane) lane. But as long as they do that, I am not phased by them passing fast. Except when they do it, when it is too dangerous to even pass another vehicle at the same speed, and location.
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If cops in Ohio are like cops in California then don't expect many tickets to be issued.
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