Yesterday I was about 15 cm from being under the back wheels of a tipper truck, cut right across me to exit onto a road to my left (short section of dual carriageway), I could have done nothing about it as he was going in excess of 50mph and likely I'd have been dead or severely injured at best. It would have made not a jot of difference what my road position was, this guy was determined to turn off ahead of me, he went in far too fast for the bend just on the exit https://firstname.lastname@example.org ... SbMMag!2e0
so could easily have turned after me instead of just pressing the accelarator harder. I was angry for about 10-15 seconds but had to fous on the next hazard ahead and interaction with other vehicles.
This is the closest miss I've had in a while and if he had of hit me would have been by far the worst outcome though I've been struck/knocked off 5 times ever (all in the last 9 years of 30 years cycling). IF i were to keep thinking about the near misses etc I'd go insane.
I do get angry, I do want retribution, I do want to shove my thoughts and anger down motorists throats, but will I still get on my bike and ride..too bloody right I will, nothing will ever bully me off the road
. I know the police/politicians/judges don't give a stuff about cyclists despite all their bluster and so called initiatives/proposals but I'm not letting them or the idiots who make cycling miserable at times stop me..
Don't let the bad ones put you off/get you down