I ride my bike like I’m in a video game and every other vehicle on the road is trying to hit me. I don’t trust any other driver’s vision, hand/eye coordination, intelligence, and especially, their turn signals. I view everyone as the enemy. It has served me well, I have not been in an accident on my bike and have avoided many bad accidents because of how I ride.I'm sure everyone riding has heard the set of excuses used by a number of people when they get in an accident / "HAVE TO lay down the bike". I'm just curious here, does anyone else call BS on that the second they hear em? I had a coworker tell me today about a motorcycle accident where he crashed because a car pulled out infront of him. He explains it to me; He's cruising down the road in his lane going the speed limit, meanwhile there is a car waiting to turn at an intersection. He assumed the car is going to stop before the turn since him as the rider "had" the right of way, the car did not stop and pulled out infront of the rider and the rider slammed into the car. Now, I told him that had he been riding like he was invisible, and been thinking "oh that car might pull out infront of me" instead of; "oh that car should give me the right of way." this would have been avoidable a million times over, but apparently to him he doesn't think so. What do you guys think?
There are way too many driver’s on the road that shouldn’t be behind the wheel of a car. More than once I’ve stopped and yelled at someone that nearly killed me and told them to go to the RMV and turn in their license because they are too stupid to be on the road.
So, no, I wouldn’t immediately call BS. The level of stupidity I see EVERY time I ride is astounding.