man, I rode in the north/west a couple of weeks ago for the first time in about 12/18 months... holy mother of god the traffic is abysmal over that side, even on the quieter B-roads. think a big issue is that the roads between e.g. balloch/drymen or strathblane/aberfoyle are the arterial routes out of the city towards the north. can ride for hours in the south criss-crossing lanes without seeing nary a car... on the north/west, my heart rate was spiking from car stress alone
Yeah, I've not been out that way for a while - remember it being a bit hairy at times & it's even worse getting there from the Byres rd in the first place - I'll probably just follow my nose & see where I end up... most likely doing laps of the park - ding ding motherfuckers!
It’s mad, it’s like they just don’t know what to do when they see a cyclist.
I remember driving back into the city from the three north and watched a driver in a big fuck off Range Rover sit right up the arse of a cyclist because there was double white lines in the middle of the road, up climbs where the cyclist’s speed meant an overtake would have taken seconds and everything.
We eventually both got past and then at another bit of double whites the Range Rover crossed over to the other side of the road and almost took out an oncoming vehicle because there was a puddle at the verge they didn’t want to drive through.
The mind boggles.
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