Time for an update as I'm no longer in London, but Sydney.
I had more near misses and incidents in the first two weeks on the road than the past 4 years in London. F*ckin' mental attitude of drivers in Australia.
Very poor roads too - the lanes are just too narrow. The SUV style minin 4wds barely fit in a lane ffs...
Haven't been knocked off yet, but drivers have no qualms in toying with your life thinking that they're being smart or that you shouldn't be there.
Yesterday's incident, approaching a round-about and some idiot comes up behind me and blasts me with his horn. Then proceeds to try and push his way past and through the round about forcing me off the road... senseless.
The sooner I can move out of this sh*t-truck city the happier and safer I'll be.
Originally Posted by ElChingon
So maybe people here who have been hit by cars or had a very close call can list out what they were wearing to start some statistics on the matter of bike riding clothes and car's hitting them. I know its ad-hoc but at least its a start.
i'll be your huckleberry...
flouro yellow cannondale vest, white helmet, grey mtb shorts and silver/white road shoes.
Bike had yellow (retina retentive) bartape and the yellow/black rubino pro tyres.