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Episode 41 sees the return of the standard show format. And this episode features some very silly cyclists!
So why are the cyclists silly?
10 – Taking a right hand corner with the right pedal down (presumed as the rider noted that his pedal hit the curb). Remember when taking a corner to keep the inside pedal up, this will avoid it hitting the ground.
9 – Going through a gap which was pretty tight for the speeds, if the car had needed to make a change of direction due to oncoming traffic, the rider would have nowhere to go.
8 – Cyclist braking with his foot on the wheel because he hasn’t got any brakes. Not only does this wear his shoe and rear tyre, it also isn’t much good in an emergency situation. Always making sure you have a braking system on each wheel.
7 – The rider doesn’t judge how quickly the traffic in front is stopping and almost goes into the back of the vehicle in front of him. An easy mistake to make and I’m sure one all of us have done.
6 – Cyclist filters up the inside of a bus on a corner just as the buses lights turn to green. Living little margin for error from the bus driver and putting them in a very dangerous situation.
5 – Cyclist turns across another cyclist, appears to wait until the cyclist is passed but then all of a sudden goes. Forcing the cyclist with priority to slam on the brakes to avoid a collision.
4 – Cycle lanes merging with a bush blocking the view, one cyclist goes way too fast around the corner and almost collides with another cyclist.
3 – A salmon cyclist goes through a red light, dings his bell at pedestrians and gesticulated for them to get out of the way
2 – Cyclist doesn’t read the road ahead, where by several vehicles are stopped at a zebra crossing. He brakes late and almost looses the rear of his bicycle as he fishtails. This leads him to almost collide with a pedestrian and a taxi. It is better to brake softer early than harder later.
1 – Cyclist doesn’t read the road and overtakes a cyclist / undertakes a car as the road narrows. He almost collides with the car. I suspect this cyclist knows the road but doesn’t recognize the dangers in the road. Be aware of the potential hazards on the road ahead of you and always plan for the unexpected. The cyclist is then seen slaloming down the pavement.
Episode 39 of Silly Cyclists is out and below are the show notes.
Footage used from the following youtube users.
10 – Cyclist undertakes and swerves in front of a moving car which is trying to overtake another cyclist. A big potential for a collision.
9 – Cyclist shows little patience with a large vehicle that is turning around. Putting him self in the blind spot for a few seconds.
8 – A salmon cyclist cycling the wrong way onto a busy roundabout.
7 – A salmon cyclist cycling over a one way bridge when the correct bridge to use is on a stones throw away up the road. He forces another road user to change lanes to avoid a head on collision.
6 – A cyclist is riding no hands, with headphones whilst looking at his phone on a shared path. As he isn’t paying attention he is startled by a cyclist who calls out that he is passing.
5 – A cyclist joins a busy road from a minor road without looking and causes another road user to swerve to avoid a collision
4 – A cyclist positions him self in the blind spot of a driver and nearly has a collision when the driver changes lane, it is best to keep your self out of the blind zone of all vehicles. If you can see them in their mirrors, then they can see you (if they look)
3 – A cyclist doesn’t have his rear brake hooked up, I inform him of this and he shrugs it off. What is silly is that I saw him with exactly the same set up nearly a year before hand.
2 – A cyclist filters the wrong side of a traffic island with on coming traffic, potentially very dangerous
1 – A cyclist crosses the road without looking and has a collision with another road user. This could have easily been one of the vehicles behind and the cyclist could have been seriously injured.
The savvy cyclist indicated her intentions well and held a strong line to hold her lane. Confidence is the secret to safe and happy cycling.