On my cycle commute this morning I pulled up to one traffic light managed pedestrian crossing that has 3 lanes of traffic that shortly after the crossing becomes 4 lanes. I stop behind a double decker bus as there isn't enough space to safely filter to the front and low and be hold some numbnutz on a cheapy mtb ties for the gap. The traffic immediately pulls off so the rider has to dab as he lost his balance whilst between a bus and a row of black cabs. it wasn't this bit that astonished me, what he did next left me thinking that he is a statistic waiting to happen.
To recover his loss of face for dabbing he then pull a 20m wheelie whilst between a moving double decker bus and a row of taxi's in a space wide enough for one bike!!!
Ok I'm partly jealous as I can't wheelie, but if I could there might be better places to do so.
I've also seen some chap going hands free both on his bike and phone with head phones and chatting away happily whilst a double decker bus ties to get by......since when was common sense uncool?
Hmmmm...that last statement makes me feel old...next I'll be using the phrase 'those crazy kids'
On a positive note; on Monday I met the Cycle Alert guys at Wellington Arch and got to sit in the cab of an HGV, really brings home how bad the blind spots are! going to give them an even wider berth now. Loving the Cycle Alert system, think I'll be getting one.