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.


The apparently invisible cyclist in the bright red jacket


  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!

  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.

  3. So scary!!! Glad you are OK

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

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

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

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

  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.

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