It’s that time of season, nights are drawing in, coolness from the threats of autumn over the last few weeks are now reality.
I cycled home tonight and heard the crispy crunch of the leaves as my tyres ran over them. I saw a carpet of dying leaves on the cycle track ahead of me.
Luckily most of my journey to work and home is on a cycle track, but not all.
There’s always a bit of poignancy to see these dead leaves, as from our bedroom window we’d wake every morning in early spring to see buds forming, to eventually watch each individual Leaf forming, eventually those leaves were lost amongst the masses of a fully covered tree in the hight of summer.
Then eventually autumn would rob the tree of its beautiful leaves.
Tonight I had flashbacks to this time last year when I felt and noticed a change in the behaviours of road users.
More aggressive short tempered attitudes and displays of sheer stupidity.
There was one near death instance where a car flew out from a roundabout, luckily I sensed their intention and started to slow.
He was too busy in his world to have properly looked. Yet what really scared me was, as he pulled out, he eventually saw me and instead of realising what he could have done he was instead non perplexed, still in his own world. I’m in a rush state of mind
I promised in the about me page of my site that I’d have a moan now and then. This is that time.
You may not still be reading this, but if you are then I’d beg any motorised drivers (like me when I’m not cycling myself) to take care and watch out for cyclists and pedestrians.
Its so easy to get wrapped up in our own world but what world would a person have serving a manslaughter sentence, lost their job, their self respect, their friends, their future and for what?
Mowing down another as easy as my tyres did to those fallen leaves just to send that text, just because they had a bad day, just because it’s getting dark, just, just, just..
Don’t forget the responsibility of what driving a vehicle brings. Please share if you think this message is important.