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It happened again. I saw it in my news feed. Another cyclist, a contributing editor for Bicycling and Outside, amateur racer, was hit by a truck while changing a tube off the side of the road. (It was foggy and the truck had a collision with another vehicle before hitting him, but that's not the point) There's no applicable defensive skill to prevent this from happening. I've seen it happen to friends, people I know, mothers, fathers, kids, people minding their own business heading to work, all legally entitled to an entire lane, just like every other road user. I'm tired of it. I don't even keep track of how many times people have swung at me with a 5,000 lb hammer. I think there is a dearth of education, at least in this country, on amicable road usage. Drivers are never taught road etiquette, you can tell by the comment section on every cycling related piece in the news. You're never taught in schools how to ride because it's just a way to get around until you get your license. The mentality, the education, the understanding of what it's like to share the road with cars needs to change. It's not simply a child's past time to play in the street as any cyclist will tell you. It's how people get to work, stay healthy, run errands, maintain and improve their mental health, and keep your health insurances rates ever so slightly lower... as long as people stop running them over. When cyclists take to the road, they're trusting you not to kill them with a flick of your wrist. Of course, that presumes everyone knows rule #1, don't be a dick.