It is a very windy day today. Even a bit of a warning for people. Simple things like; don’t try to repair your roof when things have blown off. Nothing major of course, just another autumn storm, though SO may be in for a bumpy landing tonight.
On my way to work I nearly managed to get myself into trouble three times. I suspect it is due to the wind that has blown out a brain cell or two in some people. First there was where the road at present is very narrow. This is due to all building stuff going on in town. It is a busy point due to the crossing to the station and traffic coming from three ways and bikes remaining at the left hand side of the road. The guy in front of me decided that he wanted to go left because he wanted to have a better spot in front of traffic lights. Unfortunately that is where I was (overtaking him) Near crash avoided.
Second point was when somebody was cycling towards me and TXT/SMSing at the same time. Never a good combination and certainly not when the wind is strong and pushes you to the other side (my side) of the road. Big yell from me, near collision avoided.
Third time lucky! Car in parking lot wants to park driving backward. Forgets that he has mirrors and that there may be traffic. Pedestrian area was my rescue.
These three were just this morning. Over a distance of 5 km. It must be the wind – or is it a full moon? I had two options, to feel stressed and anger or to laugh and loose the stress incurred. I chose to do the latter and blame the weather instead.
PS. first try in posting by email – the main reason for this post.