Can You Spot the Cyclist?

Of course you can….you’re a cycling fanatic with bikes on the brain.  Most of you have probably already picked out the frame type and components of that tiny little bike as well.  But many drivers out there are not like us, and I feel it’s because of this that a lot of the instances between bikes and cars happen.

When you’re driving, I’ll bet you are constantly seeing cyclists around you….maybe even spotting some mountain bikers on trails as you drive along a wooded area.  It’s like anything, when you’ve got something on your mind you just seem to find them everywhere you go.  But what happens when bikes aren’t on your mind?  Yeah, you get drivers making a “left hook” towards you….or a whole lot worse.

Today’s post is a simple one, with a simple message:

 “Get Bikes on your Brain”

We definitely need to promote drivers and vehicles to “Share the Road“, “Be Kind to Cyclists“, and everything else…..but by having us on their minds, I feel there’s a much better chance of being seen and kept safe.

  • Bmac

    Yes they do need to contantly think about us and I agree that if we are on their mind they will be able to spot us.  I like the tagline and hope we can get on the brains of all those drivers.

    • http://lovingthebike.com Darryl is Loving the Bike

      Thanks Bmac……I appreciate you checking out the post and leaving your comments.

  • Koifla

    I think drivers see bikes but see them as an annoyance or nuisance. They have no problems with a girl riding in a bikini. They see that five miles back and proceed with caution. I think a bikini national bike awareness day would be good. But what can men do beside ride with a girl in a bikini? That makes almost every driver want a bike right there. I find falling over at a light works that makes drivers happy you and not them are on a bike. Unless you fall on their mirror then they will run you over once you get up. I am a fan of the friendly game gesture. Riding gloves are great for hand sings like Hi, Thanks, You the man or if needed WATER.

    • http://lovingthebike.com Darryl is Loving the Bike

      Hahahaha, nice one Koifla.  Yeah, girls in bikinis and on bikes would definitely help the male drivers spot the cyclist…..but they might just run themselves off the road.

  • Pam

    I did spot the cyclist, and I think the “get bikes on the brain” mantra is absolutely wonderful.  Now you need to start a bike advocacy organization around that.

    • http://lovingthebike.com Darryl is Loving the Bike

      Hey Pam, it would be a good tagline to start an advocacy group around.  

  • Pam

    I did spot the cyclist, and I think the “get bikes on the brain” mantra is absolutely wonderful.  Now you need to start a bike advocacy organization around that.

  • Pam

    I did spot the cyclist, and I think the “get bikes on the brain” mantra is absolutely wonderful.  Now you need to start a bike advocacy organization around that.

  • Pam

    I did spot the cyclist, and I think the “get bikes on the brain” mantra is absolutely wonderful.  Now you need to start a bike advocacy organization around that.

  • Pam

    I did spot the cyclist, and I think the “get bikes on the brain” mantra is absolutely wonderful.  Now you need to start a bike advocacy organization around that.

  • Bethel

    I will say that 99.9% of motorist are kind to me any way. But, I wave to them and motion for them it’s safe to pass me, if they want.

    • http://lovingthebike.com Darryl is Loving the Bike

      Thanks Bethel, sounds like you’re one of those cyclists that help give us a good name.  Thanks for that.