Cyclist thanks our friendly truckies
HI, I have just finished an overnight ride on my pushbike from Tarcutta to Holsbrook on the Hume Highway.
I was very apprehensive, listening to the trucks as I lay in my tent.
The noise sent shivers down my spine as I knew very shortly I would be out there beside all those big rigs, my bike and its little lights powered by the hub dynamo as my legs whirled away hour after hour.
Midnight approached and I got up, packed my gear and set off from the Caltex at Tarcutta and rolled down the ramp onto the Hume Highway.
Three trucks had already gone past before I reached the Hume.
Head down, I tried to keep the bike steady as the first fleet of trucks went past.
All of them pulled out to the next lane then swung back into their own lane again.
This continued throughout the night, giving me more confidence as I rode on.
I would like to thank the drivers for being so courteous and professional.
I know pushbike riders can have a bad name on the roads.
I made sure I had a reflective vest which shines white as the lights hit it and a flashing red light and a red tail light, and of course a white front light.
It must have been easy to see by the response I had with the trucks. Once again guys, a big thumbs up. And keep on trucking. Kind regards, — William