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I think this malignant version of a real
is courtesy of Patrick O'Grady
Then, just to prove that its not just motorists who think their convenience is more important than everyone's safety, a kitted out cyclist was swimming salmon in the Diamond Drive bike lane by the high school, riding right at me. He said, when I asked why he was on the wrong side of the road, something about his destination being on that side. I responded to the effect that his was an incredibly stupid excuse.
Bicycling doesn't have to be unsafe. We have to work at making it unsafe. The salmon-swimmers and Spucklers are doing a fine job of that. It was still a great ride, even though my blood pressure was unnecessarily spiking along the way.
** I actually plan my trip so I get that section of NM-4 over with as early as possible to avoid these overtaking situations. But I can't stop motorists from behaving stupidly, even when I take the whole damn lane in that situation. Done that experiment.
|Typical shoulder section on NM4. |
Photo taken just before the downhill into Ancho Canyon, riding from White Rock.
Its not like I ride in the lane just for the hell of it.
|Some days you just wonder about people.....with acknowledgements to Ian Brett Cooper for stealing his theme|