Commuting, Day rides, Audax, Incidents, etc.
It also depends upon how fast you're moving, trucks and lorries don't appreciate that you might be doing twenty or more mph, and cut in in front of you. I nearly ran into the back of one the other day who'd cut in just ahead of me. But for the biscuit, see my entry on happy slapping.
Sure it wasn't an "unofficial" sign?
rbrian wrote:Yes, but what a car driver will see is stay 1.5m from the curb, reasoning that a bike is narrow and doesn't need more than 1.5m.
It would have to be a particularly stupid driver who would see that sign and think it meant stay 1.5m from the kerb. There's no kerb in the picture. It's very clear that it means leave at least 5ft between the vehicle and the cyclist when overtaking.
I can handle bars and cycle paths but I can't handle cars and psychopaths
Kirst wrote:It would have to be a particularly stupid driver...
You'd be surprised. Or perhaps you wouldn't, after the incident with van, and you apparently invisible with hi-vis and half a dozen lights.
Cynic? No, an optimist tempered by experience.