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Anyone ride with an ADD accident prone gawker?

Old 09-29-22, 09:02 PM
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At 70, I have ridden with several bike clubs since 1984. In the beginning I was taught certain rules for riding with a group. I don't need to go into the specifics. The club that I used to ride with locally has significant crashes regularly. I have decided that I will only ride alone or with friends that I can trust. Times have changed, Oh Well
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Old 10-03-22, 10:33 AM
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Originally Posted by boozergut View Post
Im currently riding with a 60's guy in fairly good shape but he just cant keep his head pointed straight ahead. Last year he had his head bent around to tell me some unimportant story went off the MUP, tried to get back on and crashed. He ended up at acute care. Yesterday he was infatuated with two blue herons at the edge of our local lake. He road right into a metal sign at speed. He crashed hard, the sound of his body hitting the pavement was very alarming. In both cases his helmet saved his bacon, but I really dont like "drama" when Im cycling. Can anyone relate?
looks like those sudden stops would teach him, if not there's no hope
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There's just some people who have poor situational awareness combined with a general klutziness that makes them a real danger. A few have shown up on group rides and you can tell immediately you don't want to grab that wheel. It's kind of funny/frightening as everyone tries to maneuver away until the ride leader asks them to ride in the back until further notice.
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Old 10-04-22, 04:11 PM
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IDK ... I'm ADD, and so far I don't or won't lose focus on a road, whether I'm walking, riding, or driving. Is this friend truly ADD? If so, is he getting treatment?

Have you told him you won't ride with him unless he stops getting himself into trouble? That may be harsh, but it may also be what he needs to make some necessary changes.
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