[*BCM*] Dooring etiquette
symboliceon at hotmail.com
Thu Jul 31 23:32:43 EDT 2008
it's weird how we react to stuff like that. both times i've been doored i actually felt sorry for the driver (half retarded btd guy who seemed worried about losing the only job he can keep, and a sickly old man) until 15 minutes later when the adrenaline wore off and i realized that i could barely stand up. i've certainly learned my lesson and it's made me a better rider. nowadays i just ride fast enough to take a lane without pissing anyone off. =p
> Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2008 22:30:52 -0400
> From: aarondball at gmail.com
> To: list at bostoncriticalmass.org
> Subject: [*BCM*] Dooring etiquette
> So I got doored on my way home tonight. No injuries, headlight was in
> pieces but went back together OK. I dodged and braked and dropped the
> bike and yelled "fuck" while I was in the air.
> The guy was quite apologetic. I was weirdly nice to him, completely
> not angry, just told him I was OK, asked him to watch out next time
> and wished him a good night.
> I came away with the feeling that I should have been more pissed off,
> or at least should have acted more serious so he'd be more likely to
> remember the incident and mend his wicked ways.
> What do people do in the event of accidents that are bad enough that
> you go down, but that aren't bad enough for cops and ambulances? In
> retrospect it seems at least exchanging contact info would have been
> wise, in case a problem turned up later.
> I hesitate to flood the list again so soon after the Seattle drama, so
> if this is another hot-button issue, feel free to write to me and I'll
> Boston Critical Mass mailing list
> list at bostoncriticalmass.org
> To unsubscribe email list-unsubscribe at bostoncriticalmass.org
Keep your kids safer online with Windows Live Family Safety.
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the Bostoncriticalmass