Trafalgar Biker

Trafalgar biker

I was surprised by the carelessness of London’s bikers. Thankfully, cars drivers have no other option but to stay away from them. They ride at anytime of the day, during night or day. Their bike’s roads are no more than a thin red line painted along the sidewalks. Some use lights to be spotted, some helmets. Many don’t. To take turns they just signal with their arms and hands, left or right, and make their move. They don’t even look to see if they can pass.
As the opposite in Mexico City, there are not that many roads where bikers can circulate, roads are confined, and the use of helmet is a must (a similarity here as some just don’t use it), cars barely respect cyclists.

And an added difficulty, you would have to ride on the left side of the road.

Trafalgar biker



Left or right driving? from:

This world map shows which side of the road traffic drives on. Green coloured countries drive on the right, orangecountries drive on the left. As you can see, most former British colonies, with some exceptions, drive on the left side of the road, whereas the United States of America, Latin American countries and European countries drive on the right. Almost always, in countries where one drives on the right-hand side of the road, the cars are built so that the driver sits on the left-hand side of the car. Conversely, driving on the left-hand side of the road usually implies that the driver’s seat is on the right-hand side of the car.





7 thoughts on “Trafalgar Biker

  1. Nice catch Cedric – makes a change from all the Yoda’s tha can be found here usually!

    Another Left / Right anomally for you to ponder – Fixed wing pilots sit on the left and helicopter pilots sit on the right! I have no idea what the historical reason for that might be.

    1. 🙂

      That is interesting! I did not have a clue about that.

      Next month Mexico is hosting the Formula 1 race, and since there is only one seat, just in the middle, I guess no one will have an objection with that. So it seems the seat arrangement depends on what and what for something is going to be used.

      1. There’s probably some truth in that – F1 drivers don’t have controls placed in the normally accepted positions of us ordinary car drivers. Two drivers in the same team may have their controls set up differently.

        Back in the air, I just find it interesting that the most important control in a helicopter (The Collective, which controls the pitch of the rotor blades) is entrusted to the left hand! But perhaps, it’s a better distribution of labour – in fixed wing the left hand holds the control column gently between finger and thumb and pushes the transmit button when you need to chat with ATC.

        I’m looking forward to the Mexican Grand Prix. I remember Hector Rebaque back in the 1970’s. Hope Sergio Pérez has a good race 🙂

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