Originally Posted by the.red.baron
Yes tonnes of people in non high viz, in high viz, in lycra, in casual clothing all with no lights.
Seems dangerous, right, but I don't see anyone being knocked down.
What are you talking about? You don't witness an accident so it must not have happened? How illogical is that?
This morning on my way to work I was hit by a car, as she overtook me with oncoming traffic while I was overtaking a stationary bike (man putting his daughter on the child seat). She didn't have room for the maneuver but continued on anyway. The lady continued driving because she was in shock, I caught up with her and asked her WTF was she doing. Her response said it all "I didn't think ...bla bla bla". She didn't even know what to do in an accident. The traffic started moving again and she moved off.
Every day there are incidents on the trip to work. Some of the stuff you witness is mental.
Cars actually swerving for cyclists like lunatics. A go pro is a fantastic investment.
Helmets, high viz gear and lights are essential. It's idiotic to venture out without.
Expensive lights and high viz clothing (gloves, bib & coat) couldn't prevent stupid people doing stupid things.