Tangled Metal wrote:Can I just say that irrespective of whether the OP is or isn't a contributory factor in his incidents he's conducted himself on this thread remarkably controlled and respectful. Indeed he's had a lot of criticism and taken it very well indeed. He's also been the one to find the link to a thread containing an incident that from your sounds of the description could put his cycling style in a bad light. Basically helping one of his crticisers to potentially get more ammunition.
Whatever the reality I get the impression the OP would rather learn more than defend. Respect to him!!,
I had just written this to the OP so I'll just pop it here.
I am not trying to "get at you" here.
I applaud your continuing to cycle in such busy roads.
I think TC upthread was correct when he said you have been more of a "cyclist's champion" than others on here. Perhaps that remark was directed partially in my direction?
But my interest is genuinely not only in your safety but in making things out there on the road run as smoothly and safely as can be hoped for.
And for all road users.
And I do bring a long and diverse experience to the debate and a pretty good record too.
Not perfect, but then when I have made mistakes I try to use them to improve my roadcraft.
There are times where primary is counterproductive.
Slowster's considered assessment at the bottom of page 3 is very well put.
I do not cycle much in the conditions you experience every day.
Maybe I am wrong but I have tried to solid reasons why I think your position is likely contributory.
Good luck whatever.