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Stupid observation ??(11 posts)

Stupid observation ??abicirider
Dec 13, 2002 11:19 AM
This is really not important, but for some reason I really gotta thinking on yesterdays ride. 99% of my training is on 2 lane roads. and I noticed I never look at whose driving the cars that are going against me I see the cars but I never look up to pay attention to whose driving. I guess my head is probaly at about a 75 to 80% angle. Anyways just curious if you other guys and gals pay attention to whose in the car coming against you or don't pay any attention. Thinking it may be a unconscience effort not to attract any unwanted response by the oncoming motorist. Well this is going to be the stupidest post of the day oh well.
Thank you
Ray Still, Mooresville, NC
re: Stupid observation ??mainframe
Dec 13, 2002 11:28 AM
No, today your post is a distant second.
Thank you. nmKristin
Dec 13, 2002 11:40 AM
Thank you. nmmainframe
Dec 13, 2002 11:47 AM
Kristin, we all still love ya ;)!
Trust me, this can't possibly be the most stupid post of the dayKristin
Dec 13, 2002 11:37 AM
Read my early morning no brainer. And basque in the warmth generated by those subsequent flames I recieved.

Nope. I never pay attention to who's driving unless they start trouble. By the way, how can you see the drivers coming towards you on a two lane road? I'd think traffic would be moving too fast, and there'd be too much glare on the windshields and your view would be obstructed by passing cars on your side. Unless of course, you're riding into traffic instead of with it--in which case, I'd say that you were on the wrong side of the road.
Only if there are bikes on the roof. nmdzrider
Dec 13, 2002 11:59 AM
Call me paranoid, butSkidoo
Dec 13, 2002 12:58 PM
I've been riding in Chicago for several years and I always try to see who's driving the car. After being struck by a car several years ago, I feel that by taking a quick glance at the driver's face I can gauge the driver's disposition, whether or not s/he is paying attention, etc. Especially when crossing an intersection, I always try to make eye contact with drivers who are waiting to enter the street from a side street.
Absolutely agree about eye contact in intersectionsKristin
Dec 13, 2002 1:28 PM
I will not move out into any intersection if I don't first make eye contact with a driver that might be crossing my path. And I don't mean just seeing the driver look my way. I've watched drivers look right at cyclists before and not see them. I mean having them look right into my eyes--of course I don't wear any shades. But when I'm spinning along the shoulder, I'm too focused on glass & potholes to look at the I worry about loosing my line and drifting if my gaze wanders for too long.
I only Look If She's A Hottie =) n/mBigLeadOutGuy
Dec 13, 2002 2:22 PM
re: Stupid observation ??NewDayNewWay
Dec 14, 2002 7:00 PM
This is off the topic, but I just happen to live in Morrisville as well. Hopefully we'll meet up at some point and we can ride together. I'm in the Ridgemont subdivision, if that tells you anything. You aren't crazy or anything, are you? (just kidding.)
Just wait til they are passing someone at 70mphB2
Dec 15, 2002 10:10 AM
I've had several instances where an oncoming car decides to pass another right at he point where our paths intersect. Thankfully, there has been a shoulder in each of these instances. Most drivers seem to be oblivious to oncoming cyclists when passing.

Best to keep 'em at least in the edge of your peripheral.