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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    I'm always impressed at drivers' ability to not think there might be bikes in a bike lane. Glad you and the bike are okay!
    Or, pedestrians on the opposite side of traffic flow.
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    ^ I say they're fair game.


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    Quote Originally Posted by G'day Mate View Post
    Got hit by a car on Friday ... and by "got hit by a car" I mean "a driver drove into me with his car".

    I'm ok - nothing worse than a bit of road rash. It was a situation where traffic was moving slowly and I was going past it at low speed in the bike lane. I'm ALWAYS aware of the potential for danger in this situation if someone turns without notice, but on Friday I was beyond the point of committed at a side-street when the driver went "fuck this traffic" and turned left when I was level with him.

    He stopped and was very apologetic, but would you believe he told me he's never even considered that a cyclist may be next to him so promised to check his blind spot from now on

    If anyone wants to see the data then check https://www.strava.com/activities/5215473797
    My brother. That's awful news. I'm glad that you're ok, but just the same.

    Please, please, get thoroughly checked out.
    And even if it's an old carbon roadie, you should probably replace it. We don't know what microscopic damage it might have suffered, and you could be doing 60kmh down a deserted country road and have a failure. No bueno.

    Stay safe mate. Glad you're ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    ^ I say they're fair game.

    that just brought back memories of carmaggedon.
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    Checking the strava to see if he still leads the leaderboard of the Kessel espresso run.

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    Disappointed to see G'day Mate in first place.


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    Good one!
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    I'm not the cyclist I used to be though. Kids have put an end to my glory days of being top 10% on any segment worth caring about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeW View Post
    Will do! I will likely pull the trigger on a new bike on Monday and start my journey all over again.
    So how's this going? If it even went.

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