Very good read.
Thanks for posting. Every time I read an article like that I learn something new.
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Some excellent observations in that.
For myself I've found that many of our local roads come bundled with cliffs that lead to a high number of blind corners. When I approach a blind corner I set my pace such that if a wall suddenly appears from behind the obstruction that I can still stop. The wall may be a car, rocks on the road or anything else. But to run into a blind corner with a stopping point well around the bend is like playing Russian Roulette. Sooner or later you're going to find the "bullet"...
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Good point. I recently took a blind corner at a reasonable (post-accident) speed and came across two cyclists out in the road. I had lots of time to go around them, but I couldn't help think that if I had been going fast, it might have turned out differently.Originally Posted by TeeTee