Never Assume Anything

4 Oct

Never assume anything from drivers. Never assume anything from walkers, runners or even cyclists for that matter.

Case in point, this afternoon I was out riding, heading home through a nearby neighborhood and even though I had the right-of-way (and no stop sign/light), a driver who was stopped at the stop sign and turning left from a side street (to my right) decided they had waited long enough and pulled out right in front of me.

You learn to expect that type of behavior or at least be prepared for (following the rule – never assume anything) it and I was. I stopped quickly or would have hit them. As they passed me I looked at them (couldn’t seem them because of dark tint on their windows) shook my head, didn’t say anything but hopefully communicated their behavior wasn’t right or safe.

Another good rule of thumb – Fridays are the most dangerous day to ride, particularly Friday afternoons. I rarely ride on Friday afternoons for that reason. People are in a hurry and they’re distracted more than usual. An accident waiting to happen. Be careful out there.

2 Responses to “Never Assume Anything”

  1. Terry Head October 4, 2013 at 5:25 pm #

    Sometimes I think we will have to wear a camera everyday just in case. Until then just pretend you are invisible to everyone, as it seems we are at times to some.

  2. admin October 5, 2013 at 10:41 am #

    Well said, Terry!

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