Ninja in the bike path

5 months ago...more

For interest's sake: I realize that I was partially responsible for the close pass, however, the oncoming cyclist wasn't readily visible until about 3s of closing distance - when I was already committed to passing. His front "light" was either dead or nearly, and acted as little more than a very poor reflector. The reflectivity from it in the video is amplified by the camera - it was even darker to my human eyes than is shown here. With the other ambient reflective light sources, and most other cyclist being visible 16-18 seconds away, he really did "come out of nowhere". Just highlighting the importance of actually being visible in the dark, not just to cars.


Incident location

Incident details

Date of incident
01/12/2023 05:22PM
Incident type
Close call
Location of incident
Harbour Road, Victoria, British Columbia V9A 3S1, Canada