Silly Cyclist 2013-05 – Cutting the Corner

This dude was so close to be taken out on this corner. He was coming in fast, way to fast for a corner which has low visibility and at “peak cycling hour.” No apology, no acknowledgement. I guess that is too much to ask for.

He was (and I was) lucky I was not riding like he was, had I been it would have hurt.

Thankfully I was well and truly on the brakes and was expecting him to turn “wider” and I was ready for that; I just was not expecting the cutting in on the corner so he came in closer than I was anticipating. You will notice in the slo-mo that I was just at the end of the white dividing line and actually had to swing to my left to avoid him.

Silly Cyclist 2013-05

Location of the incident involving the Silly Cyclist #5 in 2013

The incident occurred around 5:30 to 6:00 PM if I recall correctly on Wednesday March 13, 2013 on the southern end of the Freeway overpass bridge which connects Telford Crescent, Stirling with King Edward Road, Osborne Park. On the northern side of the bridge is the northern suburbs principal shared path (PSP) so it is the northern cycling freeway so to speak so one should be aware that cyclists are going to be about in some numbers at this time of the day.

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