Cycling safety in Brisbane; do you know what nemesis means?
Posted: June 30th, 2012 - 2:11pm
I got hit by a van this morning.
Nothing serious, but if I wasn’t awake Sorenne would have been crushed in the trailer as we returned from Saturday morning swimming lessons.
Manhattan (Kansas) and Brisbane are both lovely places with lovely people and drivers with the collective alertness of a bag of hammers.
Stop signs are barely existent and those available are treated as a suggestion. Dude rolled right through the stop sign and into me. 2011 Tour de France winner,
Aussie Cadel Evans, famously called Brisbane the worst city for cyclists last year.
I did my best Brick Top from Snatch after the incident (left, not exactly as shown), screaming, “It’s not as if I’m in-f***ing-conspicuous,” with a big yellow trailer and a six-foot flag.