All the perils of single-speeding coupled with all the issues of a front derailleur! And how!
Everyone needs to loosen up around here!
BicycleAccidentPrevention.com is a new website that uses moving images to illustrate the statistically most likely accidents between motorists and bicycles. Their grammar is atrocious, but their visuals are very nice. I have to say, with something close to 15,000+ miles ridden on the road in the past five years, it looks pretty spot-on to me. My instinctual mistrust of all intersections rings true!
There’s a bit of debate about whether this site is unfairly treating the cyclist’s role in some of these accidents. I would disagree. Sometimes, as a cyclist, obeying the law or my rights as a road user is dangerous. There’s a big difference between what legally should happen, and what does happen.
I am hopeful that one day, I will be able to confidently take right-of-way or ride near car doors without a care, but right now, my life is more important than proving something to motorists about legality.
Hope this is helpful! Keep riding!
Cycling is a sport, so let’s start playing fair.