How unpleasant was that.

So as I peddle my way in this morning, a bit late so I caught the end of the rush hour, I had to exit the big roundabout on the A325 by the Queensgate shopping centre in Farnborough. A I passed the apex of the exit bend an old red Ford Mondeo driver by a young lady apexed that curve - she was within inches of my handlebars. I do my normal polite gesture to indicate that they were too close just in case they look in the mirror. She looked, saw my gesture and performed her own gesture. Clearly she was impressed with my skill and was telling me I was the number one best cyclist.

But why do they do this, you give them polite advise that their driving is rubbish and you just get back abuse, roll on the 10 pound a gallon petrol price..

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I hate that round-about. Drivers approach it as if unsure where they have to go. Any opening at Sun in Farnborough? :-)

Posted by Eddy Young on March 16, 2006 at 04:32 AM GMT+00:00 #

Junctions and roundabouts are really dangerous for cyclists but the drivers treat them just as chicanes on the racetrack, I read the "cycle craft" book and do try to comand my lane and that makes a big difference, but there is nothing you can do if they want to crush you..

The current open job list can be found at http://uk.sun.com/ojp/ .

cheers
tim

Posted by tim uglow on March 16, 2006 at 06:10 AM GMT+00:00 #

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