Sunday, May 13, 2012

A letter to a truck driver

Dear logging truck driver,


Go back to driving school.
In the meantime, let me give you a little hint: if you have a red light, you are required to yield to traffic with the green.  This includes bicycles.
I wish I could say: Consider yourself lucky that I was going slightly uphill, so was going slow.
I wish I could say: Consider yourself lucky that you were pulling a load, so were going slow.
I wish I could say: Consider yourself lucky that I always assume drivers won't honour my right of way.
But, I can't.  Because you're not lucky.  I'm the one that would have paid the price for your stupidity.
I consider myself lucky.
I consider you an idiot.


Signed,


The apparently invisible cyclist in the bright red jacket

9 comments:

  1. Yikes!! That is not cool! I am sooooo glad you are ok.

    Unfortunately there seems to be a lot of truck drivers out there who are idiots. And blind too apparently.

    Happy Mother's Day!

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  2. Glad you played it smart. I had a trucker kind of buzz me today on a 3 land road with NO ONE in the turn lane and no shoulder for me to go to. I was like "Dude, you could swing it a little wide around me instead of nearly grazing my elbow!" ACK!! My biggest fear is getting squished on the road like a bug.

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  3. So scary!!! Glad you are OK

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  4. Very scary. Glad you are ok! Hope you had a great mother's day.

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  5. I've had a few close calls as well...

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  6. Soooo scary! People really need to pay attention when they are driving.

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  7. Glad all was ok. That's scary stuff.

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  8. my number one fear as a newbie Triathlete. and the number one reason I was delaying my "tri" in this sport. FEAR OF HIGHWAY RIDING AND ANGRY MOTORISTS/DUMBASS DRIVERS.
    So glad you are safe. I will always NOT assume a driver sees me EVER.

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  9. There have been a lot close calls for bloggers that I follow lately. The roads are incredibly crazy. Be safe my friend.

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