I had an interesting experience this morning.
Had smashed out 10 or so laps of albert park.
Was trundling round for one or two more and just going over the speed humps.
As I did so (on the low part near the kerb) a car came past quite fast no more than a foot from my bars.
Steam out my ears instantly.
Caught up to the driver.
At this stage I had calmed down a bit.
When he parked, I pulled in and said
'Excuse me - you were quite close to me when you past me (indicating how far away from my bars). Now I'm alright with this, but there are a a bunch of people on the roads who aren't that skillful and being that close might scare them pretty badly and cause an accident'
'So I passed you when you were in the middle of the road'
'Well, I was (indicating again) about this far (a foot to a foot and a half) from the kerb'
'Thanks mate, please just keep it in mind when you are passing cyclists.'
I rode away, thinking, that was the correct way to handle that. I could have gone in there all guns blazing, and well, I wanted too and I usually would. I'm not sure why I didn't.
I hope he remembers that next time he goes to pass someone on a bike. Especially if they are wobbling all over the road.
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