Most of the time, I’m a very cautious cyclist. I wear a helmet. I’m always aware of my surroundings. But, sometimes I get a little brazen in downtown traffic. I can often ride faster than downtown traffic. But, I am always aware of where cars are. Once you get on the street, your putting yourself in danger.
Although I am aware that I could get hit, that’s not my biggest concern. I’m always afraid of getting “doored”. I’m sure you can picture what I mean. I fear riding along a steady line of parked cars along the street and suddenly someone opens their door. That scares me more than anything. Well, up until a few minutes ago, it did. I just saw a video that scared the crap out of me. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. A man mowing down a large group of cyclists in Brazil. I don’t know if anyone died. But, a large group was certainly hurt. It’s truly horrific. I see from the comments on youtube, that someone is claiming that the driver has been identified. He abandoned his car. There is also a claim that he said he did it because the cyclists were kicking his car. So, even if that happened, that justifies him mowing down people left and right? I hope he gets a maximum sentence in Brazil’s worst prison.
Here’s the video: