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Monday, August 27, 2018

Behaviour that gives cyclists a bad name

Posted By on Mon, Aug 27, 2018 at 10:38 AM

I'm an avid commuter and recreational cyclist, and my bitch is about a cyclist. I'm in my car, going north on Windsor Street, at around 3:50pm. As most of you know, Windsor Street has a cycling lane. All of a sudden, a cyclist comes careening down the centre of the road, going south, and takes off the passenger side outside read view mirror of a white SUV as he zooms by. I couldn't believe it. No wonder drivers get irate! Not to mention the cyclist could easily have lost control, flipped and landed straight into my windshield and fallen in front of me as I ran into him, as I was just feet back when it happened. These dare devil incidents where lives are endangered should be prosecuted. I hope the SUV driver reports it. Granted, cyclists often do things like riding on the sidewalk but if they dismount in the presence of a pedestrian, (considering there isn't adequate cycling infrastructure) that shouldn't be ticketed. But it's always a few that give the activity a bad name—and this guy today did a lot of damage in that respect.
—Careful cyclist
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