Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Titusville, New Jersey
When people DO see you
Three times, that happened to me THREE TIMES yesterday on the way home!
So I'm riding home from Princeton to Clinton NJ. Route 22 is a nice scenic ride but it can be shady at times. Its a four lane separated by a thick grass median. U-turns are allowed were it's paved, about every 2 miles or so. So if you're in the right lane, you have people slowing down to make a right and in the left lane you have people turning onto the road. The speed limit is 55 though so people like to move at a pretty good clip, around 65. That's why it can get hairy.
So I'm in the left lane and see a car in oncoming about to make a u-turn. The lady looks right at me as I approach. She turns her head back the other way, I'm almost at her at this point, she looks back at me AGAIN and pulls out into my lane!!! She was all calm and nonchalant like it was nothing. Meanwhile I hammer on the breaks and brace my arms so I don't go over the handlebars. That happened 2 more times on the way home! One lady, entering from the right, made eye contact with me then cut me off!!!! EYE CONTACT!!!!! Not seeing us is one thing. AIMING for us is entirely different!! What the crap are these poeple doing!?!?!? ~Sigh~
Alright I'm over it, just a rant...