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  • Mar 20th 2014 at 12:44PM
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Frequent cyclists know that cars are among of the biggest dangers on the road. Many of drivers aren't very good at sharing the road, and that's exactly the case with this pickup driver. To make matters worse, its payload isn't even properly strapped down. However, that might have saved this rider. It gave him the one-in-a-million shot of getting knocked off his bike one moment and a split-second later lying on a mattress.

The best part might be the guy's reaction afterward. There is no sound in the video, but it is pretty easy to imagine what is going through his head while he's sitting there. The rider appears unscathed by the crash, but his bike fate is left somewhat ambiguous. Scroll down to watch; and now that the weather is warming, remember to share the road with cyclists.

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      • 1 Year Ago
      I see plenty off cyclists doing silly/dangerous things but in this case that poor guy was riding along and just gets blasted by that truck which seemed to be moving pretty darn fast.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Nothing like a good laugh at someone else's expense. Glad to see he was okay.
      • 1 Year Ago
      It be cool if the cyclist kept the mattress. Like to teach that person a lesson to securely strap your cargo, and not speed when you're passing another person, and lack of spatial awareness.
      Devin Baker
      • 1 Year Ago
      I think that first sentence was written wrong. It should read "drivers know that cyclists are frequently among the biggest dangers on the road." I'm sorry, I'm all for sharing the road, but its a little ridiculous that it's considered okay for a cyclist going 15mph to meander halfway into the road being driven on by cars going 35, wandering dangerously back and forth.
      Andrew Ramos
      • 1 Year Ago
      I don't know if you can call Jalopnik a news source.
      Dark Gnat
      • 1 Year Ago
      Nothing like watching a video of a video.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Dark Gnat
        So I've always wondered why this is so common... until we installed a security camera network in our building and I got to see first-hand how difficult it is to get footage off the DVR. They're one of the most horrible interfaces out there... making transferring a video clip nearly impossible.
          • 1 Year Ago
          It cold also be that the person was not authorized to download video from the system, so he "filmed" it instead.
      Julio Kronbauer
      • 1 Year Ago
      Learn it, Volvo!
      • 1 Year Ago
      Nearly die, look around in a state of complete confusion. How did my bicycle turn into a mattress? That guy in the white pickup saw that happen right in front of him, and just kept driving. What's wrong with people?
      Jim R
      • 1 Year Ago
      Skip to about 20 seconds in.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow! talk about good turndown service
      • 1 Year Ago
      "Everybody gets *one*."
      Jan Calloway
      • 1 Year Ago
      He can honestly say "i was just riding my bike then..............."
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