Cy­clist thanks our friendly truck­ies

Big Rigs - - LETTERS TO THE EDITOR OPINION -

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

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