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Discussion: Parked cars

in: Spike; Spike > 2016-09-28

Sep 29, 2016 5:52 PM # 
Riding by parked cars is nerve racking. A friend in grad school had both his bike and body heavily damaged by an abruptly opened door. Glad you dodged it.
Sep 30, 2016 12:46 AM # 
Me, too.

It is the first time in years that I've been surprised by a door opening. Usually I see that possibility long before I need to react.
Sep 30, 2016 8:01 AM # 
We should be teaching people the Dutch Reach
Sep 30, 2016 3:24 PM # 
Good job on being alert!

I am pretty mindful of the possibility of doors being opened when I'm riding, too, or at least I think I am. For some reason, I worry/think about it much more on certain streets than on others. The more commercial, the busier the street is, the more I worry about it. In neighborhoods, not so much.
Sep 30, 2016 11:34 PM # 
The Dutch Reach seems like a nice idea.

I think I'm pretty mindful of just about everything cars can do to cause me trouble when I'm diving. If I could change one thing, it'd be getting more drivers to pay attention to what they are doing instead of their phone.

My near-door-experience was downtown. Downtown is always a possible danger zone because you get lots of people who are visiting and who are more focused on things other than driving (like finding a parking space or looking for a restaurant).
Oct 1, 2016 3:00 AM # 
Cell phones are killers. Seriously. I work for a life insurance company. We have the numbers.

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