Wednesday, September 28, 2005

What were you thinking?


Today was our usual 25 mile ride. Tony and I were both feeling a little tired so we decided not to really push it. Our first loop was quite uneventful. However on the second loop as we made a right hand turn into a "blind street", meaning we couldn't see around the corner until we actually made the turn, we met two sour faced people walking in the middle of the street. I'm sure we startled them and it cause us to go wide in our turn...But WHAT WERE YOU THINKING? Walking in the middle of the street....

As we continued on our ride we of course went up Coffee Drinker & Collie's street to the end and turned around. As we did a lady in a new caddy was backing out of her driveway. She nicely waited for us. Now keep in mind the speed limit is posted at 15 mph. We are riding 21 mph. Would you believe she accelerates and passes us on the curve... WHAT WERE YOU THINKING? You're on the wrong side of the road doing about 30 mph in a 15 zone ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE ROAD!

Our ride continues....Now the long straight which goes pass the Country Club up to the River Club and Fitness center where we turn around again. As we pass the Country Club a large green trash truck is pulling out of the parking lot. Tony is in the lead and I am well..He dropped me and I'm bringing up the rear but doing 22 mph. I hear the trash truck behind me so I push a little harder not wanting the smelly trash to be in front of me. I look to my left and said trash truck is at my shoulder passing me (yes he's on the wrong side of the road) when I turn back and look ahead of me there RIGHT THERE is a landscaper truck with trailer STOPPED in the road. Tony has gone around, but coming the other way, IN A HURRAY is a black Volvo. Stopped landscape truck, trash truck, Volvo and me all wanting to be in the same spot at the same time. I passed between the Volvo and the landscape truck but the trash truck laid a patch of rubber trying to stop! So WHAT WERE YOU THINKING PEOPLE?

Just another easy 25 mile ride!

OK pepople here are the rules. No one is allowed on the streets between 6:30 - 8:00 am so Tony and I can ride in peace!

9 comments:

Susan said...

I agree - those people who think the road is only for cars are all buttheads! I'm glad you made it home safely.

Oldman said...

it just that they think they are the only people out there...i need eyes in the back of my head...see evolution doesn't work

Flatman said...

What a bunch of lunatics!

tracy said...

evolution doesn't work!? hahahaha

Yeah if it did, all us women would have eyes on our nipples.

Barkernews said...

I have the same problem with city buses. They're never looking out for ya! Glad you're OK.

Mica said...

Glad you made it safely home!! Those cars can be scary.

Jank said...

I'm continually amazed at how frequently cagers don't realize exactly how fast a bike can/is going. The lady passing you in the 15 MPH zone is a prime example; my guess is that she'd never go that fast in the neighborhood under ordinary circumstances.

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