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Re: [BayAreaCycling] Let's implement a buddy system on rides!

From: Barbara
Sent on: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 1:49 PM
The silver lining of this is that it's opened a dialogue about how we, individually and as a group, can best protect our safety while out on the roads. Despite my best efforts, this is the 2nd time I've been hit by a car (neither of which resulted in serious injuries, but both were hit-and-runs by drivers who were 100% at fault). The saying that cyclists need to ride as if they are invisible is true. Got me to thinking that perhaps I should enroll in some type of defensive riding or bike safety training. Does anyone know of anything like that offered in the area?

Specifically w/ regard to the comments and feedback by the other members, in my experience w/ other bike groups, at the beginning of the ride we broke out into pace groups or ride cats (think I'm mixing my running w/ biking). It can be as informal or formal as we want it. I've also offered to volunteer to help in any way I can to make sure we don't lose anyone along the way. These rides should be fun and safe for all.

On Mon, May 14, 2012 at 8:41 PM, Kent <[address removed]> wrote:
There are reports of a motorcyclist reaching out and pushing cyclists over while passing in the Berkeley hills.

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