"Well whatever S....it is all pure speculation. But I've ridden Sheridan on Sunday mornings alone and with the RRB training peloton. And we're well aware that there is some animosity between residents and cyclists along that…"
"I'm not sure how riding further to the left is going to make a difference. The driver was either intentionally trying to drive close to Steve or drunk out of his mind. In the first case, the driver would have shifted over a little…"
""...I see cyclists running stop signs like immortal, entitled fools. So I understand the impulse to see cyclists as recreational risk takers who deserve their fate."
If you take a chance and get hit it's your fault and I can see how…"
"Sorry to hear about your experience Steve. Sheridan Road in Kenilworth at 7:30am Sunday has more bikes than cars. It is THE "Biker's Highway" on the North Shore at that hour. And there are a lot of Kenilworth…"
"You wouldn't think so, and yet about two weeks ago, at 7:30 on a Sunday morning I was clipped by the mirror of a car driven by an idiot on Sheridan Road in Kenilworth. There was ZERO traffic on the road other than this car, no one was…"
"Hey, if you feel you're ok without one, fine. You seem to have thought about it and who am I to say? Maybe different people have better peripheral vision than others. It works for me (especially in places like the loop) and it…"
"Mirrors have a one word vocabulary and that word is "NO". They have blind spots, you still need to look over your shoulder to check if it's safe to move into a lane etc. and the action of looking over your shoulder helps to…"
"The mirror I use is a high quality helmet mount mirror....it's a good design and is ALWAYS adjusted and stays adjusted. Plus I like the helmet mirror because it allows you to see ANYWHERE behind you. Want to see someone sneaking up on…"
"Rich I think there are other ways besides a mirror to avoid these kinds of drivers:
1. Develop your peripheral vision, particularly on your left side. It takes training. That way you can always monitor traffic behind every 5-10…"
"There is only one answer to this question. In the end we, must as drivers see each bicyclist as our children and drive accordingly. As cyclist we must ride thoughtfully to make our parents proud of us. When that happens Cyclist will stop being…"
"haul truck going 60 mph on a quiet open road. I'm watching it in my mirror. And watching...and realizing, "this MF'er is NOT going to move over!" I bale off to the shoulder. Sure enough....blew right by on the white line. Not…"
"I DO believe that a mirror makes me safer. I don't believe that it makes me invulnerable. It's not a substitute for judgment or care. For example, I have cursed myself many times for not properly adjusting my mirror when…"