I can't help but be outraged at the behavior of an idiot automobile driver.
The long and short of the story is that a group of Australian bikers, which included young Olympic hopefuls, were out for a training ride when an inept, obviously retard driver overtook them and slammed on the brakes, causing an accordion effect where in the bikers slammed into the back of his car and each other.
Luckily no one seems seriously hurt, but it still pisses me off.
As a cyclist, I've been victim of stupid drivers. Just last Sunday, I was almost run off the road by a jeepney; the common enemy of motored and people-powered conveyers.
That is why as a motorist, I am always careful to give cyclists space and if I am overtaking them close I give them space.
Gratifyingly, this behavior also applies to members of my family, like my sister who says that she is always careful around cyclists because that is how she would like other motorists to act when they are around me!
after the jail term, the punishment should include revocation of driver's license...and he won't be allowed to drive anything again for life except a bike.
I agree, luckily they got his plate number and they should have arrested him by now.
What galls me further, as I read another article on the incident is that even after the accident some idiot motorists were saying that they had it coming, one even when so far as to tell them to "get a car".
Hay, as far as I know cyclists have the same right as motorists to use the road right? We all pay the same amount of taxes, in fact, I would hazard a guess that I pay more taxes to maintain the roads then the jeepney drivers and taxi drivers who seem to think we have no right in it. In Australia apparently, you're allowed to ride 2 abreast, 1.6 m from the shoulder, plus other rules etc.
What are the rules in the Philippines regarding cyclists, right or way, use of the roads etc?
Is there even a rule?
Homer Simpson: Son, when you participate in sporting events, it's not whether you win or lose; it's how drunk you get.
stealthwanderer: Ayan yung matagal ko na gusto itanong: 1 Hour ride, mabasa ng ulan o' mabasa ng pawis sa loob ng kapote. Baka kasi ako lang nageenjoy sa ulan kasi may paliguan pagdating sa trabaho, hahah.
Aug 9, 2019 11:35:30 GMT 8
anthrax76: sa ngayon, mag jacket lang ako kapag umuulan at mahangin. kasi masakit sa balat ang matulin na ulan tsaka malakas makababa ng core temperature ang wind chill.
Aug 10, 2019 22:17:32 GMT 8
anthrax76: pero kung normal na ulan, 'di naman mahangin, hanggang mabasa na lang ako ng ulan okey lang. although i minimize kung gano katagal ako exposed. anything more than an hour, medyo delikado.
Aug 10, 2019 22:21:04 GMT 8
konablack: gamit ko two-piece raincoat, dehins lang sya ideal kung may backpack ka
Aug 13, 2019 7:39:14 GMT 8
oniechan: altered poncho..dahil ng backpack..bawas ng haba sa likod at sa side..mas malamig compared sa 2-pc na raincoat....
Aug 13, 2019 11:27:45 GMT 8
anthrax76: yung poncho, ginagamit ko lang sa climb or kapag naglalakad. feeling ko saranggola ako kapag naka bike eh, ha ha.
Aug 15, 2019 23:44:25 GMT 8
anthrax76: ang weird kagabi, padyak ako pero kahit may headwind at crosswind, swabe lang. parang tailwind yung pakiramdam.
Aug 24, 2019 4:32:23 GMT 8
lefty: Na experience nyo na sir yung pagbaba mo ng mabilis sa tulay biglang may malakas na crosswind tapos umangat yung front wheel? Nangyari na sa kin once pagbaba ko ng Southpeak. Mga March yun last year, mahangin talaga around that time last year.
Aug 24, 2019 8:50:45 GMT 8
lefty: Umangat ng konti na parang tinulak ng konti pa-side. Buti na control ko at di ako sumemplang. Nangyayari ba talaga ito normally? First time ko naka-experience nun.
Aug 24, 2019 8:56:30 GMT 8
anthrax76: hmm...never pa naman umangat yung harap na gulong ko. i get pushed downwind pero never pa umangat.
Aug 24, 2019 21:10:36 GMT 8
corollafreak: wassup!!! long time no hear dito =D
Aug 27, 2019 15:06:23 GMT 8
stealthwanderer: Hello! Meron bang pumapasok around Greenhills? If so, saan kayo nagpapark ng bike?
Aug 27, 2019 17:54:27 GMT 8
anthrax76: @cf!!! uy kumusta na?
Aug 28, 2019 0:01:25 GMT 8
anthrax76: stealthwanderer, dati may parking ang bikes dun from firefly brigade, sa parking sa harap. pero ginawa na yata yun so dehins ko alam kung saan nalipat. try ko magtanong minsan kapag napasyal ako.
Aug 28, 2019 0:02:48 GMT 8
konablack: wala na yung parking spot ng firefly brigade doon
Sept 4, 2019 9:26:36 GMT 8