- philmel wrote:
- ...But thinking things out I was at fault !...
Refreshing! Sometimes I think we riders can tend to be a bit 'precious' and are a bit quick to claim that we are 'victims' of the actions of others. Maybe if more of us were to take a leaf out of your book, Phil, and analyse our own role in these tarmac confrontations then we might all live a bit longer. (I'm speaking generally here and not making a point about fellow forum members, of course!)
Your 'David and Goliath' experience reminds me of sailing's Rule of The Road, and in particular the rules governing what happens when powered vessels encounter sailing vessels. Most sailors will happily (and quite selectively) quote the 'power always gives way to sail
' rule, but conveniently miss out the rule that says 'Sailing boats should avoid sailing in a narrow channel. They have to give way to power boats restricted by the channel
I see little difference between this situation and the situation in which riders try to poach some valuable space from our 4-wheeled brethren and then grumble if they are 'squashed' or eased out of the way.
If we take risks - hopefully calculated risks?? - then, like Phil, we must be prepared to at least take part responsibility for the consequences of our actions if things go a bit pear-shaped.
(Stands back awaiting flames ......
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