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Again, as I said, this is my perception resulting from seeing unsafe acts, and, real or not, and it is not only my perception. I bike also, as I said, and there is not dangerous debris over every bike path on every mile. I would much rather risk that than be within inches of a driver who can't see me. You seem so defensive about your position that you seem (perception again) to hear only the word offensive to you and not the rest of what I said about sharing the road. When cyclists ride the line, ride in groups in front, and test the limits of the truck I drive, I have to think of them as arrogant, entitled, unskilled, or incredibly stupid. How am I supposed to know it is you and you have chosen to put yourself in harm's way? It's not just your skills you have to be confident in, but you are taking it for granted that the vehicle drivers you share the road with are as confident and competent as you. As you describe, they are not. I have to expect the worst, things other people do that are unexpected, or not what I would have chosen to do. The risk is too great. The risk to the cyclist. I too, could tell stories of incidents, but I chose to try and give a point of view from the seat of my 80k vehicle for better understanding and seek a solution that involves compromise.
posted 5 years ago
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