I agree with you ...to some extentFor people talking about ear buds and cycling, ear buds don't cause cycling accidents. If you ride in a straight line, it doesn't matter what you can hear. If something behind is about to make you a pancake, why the hell would you want to hear that sound ?
It's normally inattentiveness on either the driver or the cyclist.
The real question - how can a bicycle be fun after driving Formula 1?
I had no idea Nicky Hayden died. I don't know how I've been so busy in my life that I didn't read that. Stupid American press never covers motorcycle news. This is the first time I'm reading that. I just read the report on Wikipedia. OMG. That's so horrible. He was 35? OMG. He was amazing.Don't forget the Kentucky Kid, Nicky Hayden. Rode motorcycles from the age of 3 but dies on a damn pedal bike...
Same story here in the UK. Most don't even have lights or wear something visible and on top of that they don't follow road rules. Those that do stop often roll way past the line all the way to the end of the island or footpath where it starts to turn, often slap bang in the middle of a crossing or even worse, in the turning circle of an on coming long vehicle depending on the junction. Like come on, the whole reason the line is this far back is because of larger vehicles needing to turn! I feel like I'm the only one sometimes.Absolutely right. Here in Montreal, the behaviour of some cyclists, especially in a few neighborhoods, is infuriating and gives the impressions that all cyclists don't care about their safety and the safety of others. That's why I avoid as much as possible riding on busy streets.