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03/26/2011

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Frank Xavier

The road is like a roulette wheel for cyclists. The cyclist the small ball, the drivers the turning wheel. Just don't stop on the wrong slot. Unfortunately, things are not going to change in North American anytime soon. So, it is crucial to always assume the worst and drive accordingly. We can be thankful that we don't live in the Isle of Man in the UK where seasonal motorcycle traffic gets very unpredictable. Just imagine being a cyclist on this road. (Go to minute 3:00 to get a sense of what its like to be a atatic road marker.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rdvf3LBYm9k For many drivers, who should not be licensed, thats what cyclists look like at 50 or 60kph...Have a great cycling season All !


Frank

Rob

Bill, what I find most interesting is the alleged thought process of some of these commentators: I see cyclists breaking the law, this cyclist got hit therefore the cyclist was most likley breaking the law and got what was coming to him/her.

I see motorists doing all sorts of illegal things every day. These include: breaking the speed limit, running lights, rolling through stop signs, making improper lane changes, cutting off other motorists. And these people are operating machines that often weigh in excess of 3000 lbs. But, the last thinking that enters my mind is that just because some idiot cut me off on the way to the 401 it follows that all motorists are therefore idiots and if one of them gets hit and nearly killed, oh well, they had it coming.

Troy

this is typical. Every cyclist should be taking note, and making every effort to abide within the laws of the road. It's proven time and again that if the cyclist is even slightly at fault, it almost over shadows any wrong-doing the motorist may've made.
And it's for this reason that I can't wait until gas is $2+ a liter.

Jeremy Bissonnette RMT

@Troy;
I can’t agree more, an increase in the cost of fuel is exactly what we need to decrease the number of cars on the road.

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