The PhytoAthlete wrote:
Here's a new bike commuter pain story:
The other day I was cycling home when I noticed a tree trimmer service throwing tree limbs into a huge shredder.
Unfortuntaley it was to late to stop - I rode through a cloud of sawdust & was instantly blinded. I crashed into a parked
car & couldn't see for over 10mins. I've never had anything like this happen in my life. It was horrifying
This is crazy! What in the world, were they just blowing the chips into the road?
They should be putting the shredded chips into a truck and removing it. Or maybe it blew out of the truck?
Regardless, that is a freak thing. As a fellow bicyclist I know how it can be, the weirdest things you wouldn't think of normally being a problem can be a big problem on a bike.
Glad you wasn't seriously hurt.
The best I can describe is that the saw dust blew out in the exhaust.
I think it's good we can share bike commuting stories.
It helps fellow cyclists avoid some of the pitfalls of the daily grind.
By any chance do you wear cycling goggles? I've been debating getting some. The pollen has been brutal.