I've had a crash, go EASY folks :¬( !!!

Robertkelly123

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I crashed into a car in town as approaching a mini roundabout, I am all beat up, left leg cchest
Fractured index finger,Handlebars bent although I have fixed them now and am back on the bike.
Invested in HIGH VIZ vest, crash Helmet. Go easy Folks, car drivers aren't caring or attentive enough.
I have an injury claim in process with a solicitor, so who know I may get a cheque, will become a car driver again
then ;¬) Take care folks, its a minefield out there.
Rob
 

Robertkelly123

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Thanks, got to be careful out there it's minefield, I getting a lot better and am even back on my ebike (fixed bent handlebars) I got a High Viz vest and a crash Helmet, Wise investments if you don't have them get them.

I got a Smallden 28,000 mah battery on order from Aliexpress, if it's the capacity as advertised I should roughly treble my mileage from
bike, which would be great 3 *5 miles = 15.

I even got a claim in with a personal injury solicitor, if I get say £1500 or so I will be getting a nice car pronto!!! Could be a blessing in disguise, GOT TO BE SAFE from now on though, it can be so dangerous out there. You stay safe too on your ebike.

Rob
 

neilh

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yeah you really gotta watch all the time in city w/lots of cars. car drivers sometimes get as close to hitting you as possible, today was very close. big truck came barrelling down road about 3 in. away from me. he didnt move over at all. almost like he did it for his own amusement to see how close he could come to almost hitting me. i bike thru city to get to forested area with bike trail
 

Calsun

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The basic problem is having roads shared by a 150 lb cyclist traveling at 10-15 mph and a 4,000 lb motor vehicle traveling at 35-75 mph. Unfortunately bicyclist education on how to be safe is either non existant or dead wrong as with school children bicycling against traffic which quite common.

John Forester wrote the first safety guide in 1977 while he was living in Palo Alto California and it was needed then and it is still needed today. Bike lanes continue to be used where they are a recipe for death for cyclists. I avoid bike lanes altogether as they are less safe than the other routes through towns. I would do the same with respect to roundabouts, especially in the USA where they are a novelty and most motorist panic when approaching them.


Above all else I want my behavior on the road to be predictable to motorists approaching from any direction which is why it is foolish to ride through controlled intersections and ignore the stop signs or lights. The same goes for riding against the flow of traffic or being in a bike lane that has a car blocking it and waiting until the last minute to swerve around it.

Inattentive drivers has become a much greater problem with the advent of cheap cell phones with many motorists so distracted that they might as well be drunk or stoned.
 
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