Friday, September 28, 2007

"Eyes just tryen' to stay in my lain"

That is what the guy driving the utility service truck told me today after he got no more than 6 inches from my bars while trying to pass me. I was able to catch up with him because the school bus that was ahead of him stopped to let the kids off the bus. Yes!!

I asked him calmly if he saw me.

Yep.

I then asked him if he knew how close he got to me........ which is when he told me "eyes just tryen' to stay in my lain"

I of course reminded him that cyclists are considered vehicles and should be given the appropriate right of way and to please be careful next time.

Does he really think my husband, parents, family, and friends are going to go for that pitiful excuse after I go under his tires?

2 comments:

primetime formerly known as slyfox said...

when in doubt i in traffic i take up the whole lane so they cant pass without going over all the way into the other lane. they hate it but no one is running my ass over.

Kathy Sherwin said...

You know, that is almost what you have to do because it forces them to consider crossing the yellow line to pass you. Otherwise they try and squeeze by....heaven forbid they get their wheels over the yellow line a little bit!