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Discussion: I swear it never used to be this dangerous I am getting an incident a week

in: brycec; brycec > 2016-02-29

Mar 1, 2016 2:23 AM # 
Strava, say no more.
Mar 1, 2016 2:43 AM # 
you think strava is making cars drive through roundabouts?

that said you have more incidents than me and you dont have it - strava must therefore make it safer and I need to strava more?!
Mar 1, 2016 2:51 AM # 
Nope, but this comment went to go for nedlands loops and effort -1 implies that you're hammering to try and beat a PR rather than being cautious of motorists doing the wrong thing, hence why you were closer to being cleaned up by a motorist in the wrong than I would have been. Not saying it's your fault but you're going to have many closer incidents whilst trying to beat Strava times than if you treat all motorists as if they're about to break the law.

Also I don't think Strava is a verb.
Mar 1, 2016 2:54 AM # 
I also ride 200km+ per week further than you so am bound to encounter more traffic.
Mar 1, 2016 2:55 AM # 
actually I wasnt on any segment at that point in time in fact I was cruising along before I was about to start a segment so was fully alert - first segment was the avenue hill which is past steves round about. I had plenty of time to recognise that the driver was trying to get through faster so he wouldnt have to wait for the walkers who were crossing so rather than check for coming traffic he floored it.

Come to think about it I dont think I have ever had an incident during a strava segment attempt.
Mar 1, 2016 2:55 AM # 
but your not on strava so would make 0 difference if strava is causing the incidents - or are you giving up your point already... oh ok fair enough - I accept your wrongness and apology.
Mar 1, 2016 4:25 AM # 
Where did you ride, in this previous life?

Inner suburbia is, always has been and always will be, shithouse for cycling. When I lived in Swan View, the vast majority of my conflicts were at two places - the railway crossing next to the Tonkin/Guildford bridge, and the Meadow St roundabout in Guildford. Any time you have bikes and cars going in different directions it's going to end badly.

These days I ride much more on the road (~20km of my usual route is on-road), but have far fewer incidents because I'm not in suburbia, and everyone's going the same way.
Mar 1, 2016 4:37 AM # 
Hi Bryce I think you're dumb. What no comeback? Oh well, I win.
Mar 1, 2016 5:02 AM # 
You're not the first probably won't be the last - I'm unphased
Mar 1, 2016 5:38 AM # 
I know you are, but what is she? *slappyfight*
Mar 1, 2016 5:49 AM # 
Roundabouts are bad news for bikes, I do not understand why but the world over drivers seem to want to charge through roundabouts, it does not matter that there are other road users, cars, bikes whatever it is race to get in and get out. We have a roundabout at either end of Derby Rd from our house and on the bike or in car you have to watch out for cars that do not slow down into and accelerate out of them.

In France where the drivers are amazingly courteous to riders and will drive slowly behind a couple of touring bikes for a kilometer of more, they still have to rush a roundabout.
Mar 1, 2016 6:32 AM # 
Maybe they are trying to make sure the roundabout doesn't turn red before they get to it.

Holy crap, Bryce just spelt you're correctly - I am phased!
Mar 1, 2016 6:39 AM # 
Things you can find on the interweb thingy
Mar 1, 2016 7:32 AM # 
Guns don't kill people; roundabouts kill people.
Mar 2, 2016 2:30 AM # 
To be honest though, Strava or not it's good to have another person out on a bike rather than clogging up the roads, environment, roundabouts etc. in a car.

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