Bowak wrote:Ok, so maybe saying I don't give a monkeys' about respect was overly hyperbolic and of course I care about all users properly respecting and watching out for each other. But it was more in reply to the response above that reply from Graham which I thought was pointlessly sarcastic to a genuine question - it really did jump out at me just how visible this one guy was, when many of my fellow cycle commuters in South Manchester are almost invisible to other cyclists, let alone drivers.
Now obviously, tone doesn't always carry across amazingly well on the internet, so at least a couple of us have probably got somewhat the wrong end of the stick about just how jokey/serious each other has been about every specific utterance.
Well, I think the winky face was meant to make it (half) a joke.
On the other hand, being staff, Graham sees threads like this all the time. You, of course, don't see the same sorts of things posted on here day after day.
Graham's point actually is one that is discussed on here fairly often. The onus should be on drivers to see us, rather than cyclists to make themselves visible. Drivers who don't look, won't see a cyclist, even if she lights herself up like a Xmas tree.