I’ve encouraged learning cycling safety and taking bike handling classes and given some of the reasons why. Here’s one man’s story of his commute home one summer afternoon how and how the skills he learned saved hi three times in one ride.
Tim encounters trees, tractor trailers and teens on the path, and manages to survive them all using the skills he acquired in cycling safety classes. He tells all about it in a post entitled, ‘Trees, Truck Drivers, Kids, Oh My!’
It just gave me more confidence in what I have learned and continue to learn.
You should go read his story. Then the next time cycling safety classes are offered try to make them fit on your calendar. You might just learn something that keeps you on your bike and out of a sticky situation.