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BANGKOK 20 January 2019 03:20
EricTh

Don't ride your bicycle in Chiang Mai

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what exemplifies CM's claim to (in)famy; is detailed at the 2 min mark of the OP video... The Moat crossovers

 

Poor Mcyclist was doing it correct, and in the Right lane immediately after crossing the Moat.

That Right Lane is not a thoroughfare for the vehicles coming up parallel to the moat! 

That Right Lane 'begins' at the Exit from the crossover, with it's origin and all traffic flow onto it, being exclusive for the Moat crossers.

wWe were there back in November for a week, staying just near one of the crossovers... and even 'our' taxi nearly killed someone... missing the moat crosser by just a mickey fart

There needs to be a massive triangular traffic island barrier installed for every crossover, to prevent the intent-on-becoming-murderous thoroughfarers

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21 minutes ago, cardinalblue said:

I am riding today - air and dogs are more of a Hazard than vehicles...

Be careful about saying things like that.  Only missionaries are more hated on ThaiVisa than bicyclists.

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On 1/11/2019 at 5:42 AM, madusa said:

People with low IQ shouldn't be allow to go on motorbikes. An IQ test is required before a motorbike license is issued.

If you'd change "IQ" to common sense, I'd agree with you.

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I ride my bicycle for exercise early AM

Not so much traffic then

Then i use my motor bike for traveling from point A to point B

 

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On 1/11/2019 at 8:34 AM, cardinalblue said:

A bike is much safer than a motor bike in CM...why?

 

1. Farangs wear bike helmets — I don't.

2. Farangs don’t go the wrong way on bikes like motorbikes do — I do.

3. Farangs stay off the main roads — I don't.

4. Farangs don’t run red lights on bikes — I do.

5. Farangs don’t ride bikes at night — I do.
 

This is year 14. Probably just been lucky thus far, or vigilant, or both.

 

But then I don't refer to myself as a Farang. Why? Well, I'm not even sure what nationality, race, creed, or color a "Farang" is. I'd love to see one, one day, as you hear a lot about them on this 'ere forum 🙂

Stubby

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I almost got t-boned by a driver running over the red light at the intersection before .
It is impossible to see the waiting traffic to the left because there is a small hill and the first road one has to cross is actually for the traffic turning from the right.

Went to the police station in the city to catch the reckless driver. They said I have to go to the police station far outside chiang mai city and that was it.

Reckless driving is not an issue here I guess until something or someone gets damaged.

 

  • Always be aware of your surroundings
  • Green does not mean there won't be someone speeding over red.
  • Shit happens no matter how careful you are.
  • Wear at least a good helmet.

Also how stupid are people who put on a helmet and not close it? Are they mentally retarded to close it?  
 

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On 1/11/2019 at 7:28 PM, balo said:

What's your point really ?

 

I have seen pedestrians being crushed on video, I have seen motorbike riders being crushed on video , and I am sure a bicyclist will also be crushed if hit by a speeding vehicle! 

 

The point is it doesn't matter if your on a bicycle or a motorbike if someone hits you. 

I feel safer on my bicycle because I have more time to prevent an accident.   One time I remember I looked in my mirror and a big truck came very close from behind. I was not sure about his intentions , so I stopped and waited until the danger was over. 

 

Just be aware of your surroundings and you'll be fine most of the time. 

 

 

 

True, it doesn't matter if you are on a bicycle or a motorbike and a car hits you.

It's simple physics if you are on a bicycle and a scooter hits you. That's 150 odd kg of scooter and ( say ) 80 kg of rider against your 10 kg of bicycle and 80 kg of rider. Even more if it's a big motorbike. They can weigh in at 500 kg.

I would feel completely unsafe on a bicycle.

I see a lot of people on bicycles and scooters doing brain-dead things in CM. As you said, the only defence is awareness. However, sometimes even that is not enough.

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5 hours ago, chingmai331 said:

Count the farangs smoking cigarettes in CM.  Then tell us who is brain dead. 

I don't know what smoking cigarettes has to do with the thread topic. For the record, I stopped smoking in 1983.

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