I was riding home today, and I actually came to a realisation that is kind of scary. Riding in traffic actually scares me.
Now I wouldn’t call myself a novice rider, but sometimes riding in Sydney can sometimes feel like an extreme sport. Between watching right for drivers trying to squeeze up the right side, watching left for cars pulling out, doors opening, pedestrians running out in front of you and monster pot holes, is there any wonder that a short ride through traffic can sometimes leave you strung out and feeling as if you’ve just been in battle?
Some days, every car you pass seems like a win, and every intersection you successfully get past seems like a battle won. Oh, and any roundabout, where a car on your left actually gives way to you – wow – that’s like winning the lottery.
I mean, really, are drivers really trying to kill us?