landsurfer wrote:Heltor, quite happy to hold the reins for you ..
That's a hell of a high horse your up on ....
I like the way you put it. Thanks for the offer of help. I think.
The one trait I won't adopt is British politeness and let people cross my boundaries without me speaking up for myself. I'm strict about that and I'll challenge someone when they do.
I've posted on here before that I've made my fear/anger/frustration clear to a law breaking road user when they've put me in peril. Not something I would recommend and it's something I'm learning to curtail. It's in my blueprint to look after myself and my values. That's my background and like skin colour, it can't be changed. To a degree at least.
We are up against it. Poor infrastructure, poor policing and poor skills from all road users. I don't believe there is group that can be singled out or discriminated against. I'm in the camp that believes improvement can only start when we have decent, fit for purpose infrastructure for ALL road users.
Now landsurfer: Help me off my soap box. There's a good man
EDIT: To lighten my black mood, I'll just say that I was hit by 3 vehicles when I cycled in London. 1st A white guy in van on Bow Flyover. 2nd And elderly Caribbean man on a roundabout in Whitechapel 3rd A young Pakistani bloke in a BMW outside Lords.
That's just sent TfL's statistics out the window hasn't it?