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DesktopWeb FormText   death by bicycleWed, 28 Apr 2010 17:12:27 GMT # 

i might have to rethink my no helmet in the TX heat stance ... because some car drivers dont seem to notice bicycles at all. from my home to the gym i only have to cross 1 (3-way) intersection. so i press the crosswalk button and wait for my turn. and its all safe until a driver comes and just turns without even noticing me. and i wouldn't consider myself a small target. its messed up. i'm looking at them through their windshield, and our eyes never meet. hell, they're not even on a cell phone. its like they have blinders on to only notice cars in front of them. not good. so now i just ignore the walk signal and wait until its entirely clear, or i make eye contact with a driver and they come to a complete stop. darwin would be proud. or maybe i should start walking the bike through the intersection? anyway, i'm not sure that i'll really feel safe on a bike until cars start driving themselves.