- Jan 14, 2007
I rode 400km this morning before breakfast.
The original Gunter Mai bike that that one is remodelled from, had a thread about it on weightweenies a few years ago, so that bike was certainly genuine.
its more that they are wider, its really hard in a wide vehicle to give a cyclist a few meters when there are other vehicles approaching the other way.
On my commute I got pushed by a garbage truck into the roadside railing today. Went down, but fortunately nothing hurt or broken (nor the bike). Just then the police came around the corner and noted the case. They said it's the drivers fault who kept apologizing. I didn't insist on a further follow up as everything was alright and I don't want that hassle.
Will avoid the big roads (Komazaw dori actually not that big) on my commute from now on. In my opinion garbage trucks and buses are the worst (and actually most aggressive) out there.