+1 : Successfully avoided all unthinking drivers on the way home
-1: Assumed cyclist in front of me was going straight ahead on “preferred cycle route”
-2: Assumed cyclist in front of me would indicate if about to turn right,
-3: Assumed cyclist in front of me would do head check before turning right just in case there was any traffic behind him.
-4: Assumed cyclist in front of me heard me call out “g’day” as I started to come up behind him.
BANG, cyclist in front of me brakes suddenly and does hard right “flick left, turn right, looks cool on the off-road videos,” kind of turn from the left-hand car wheel track on the road while I’m in the right-hand car wheel track.
THUMP. I’m lying on the road, bloody knees and elbows, cricked neck, sprained wrists, and a large solid mountain biker is saying “Sorry mate, I was listening for cars.”
Ouch. Damn. Damn. Damn.
Insufficient care was taken.