After he rode into a telegraph pole mounted in the middle of a bike lane in Sydney, a cyclist was left bloodied and seriously injured.
“Are there other cities in the world that hate cyclists as much as Sydney,” Max Phelps wrote in a Facebook post on Tuesday.
“This is what passes for a cycle path here – paint on the pavement with a lamp post in the middle of the lane.
“Unfortunately there isn’t room to get round the inside of it either. Now it hurts when I breath – probably a cracked rib.”
The cyclist shared a picture of the telegraph pole in the middle of the bike path in the inner west of Sydney, on a shared path near Anzac Bridge in Sydney.
A number of pictures of his injuries, including cuts to his arm and elbow, and his bloody hand, were also shared by him.
Social media was quick to react:
“A little more common sense when riding is needed,” another said. “When riding towards something that doesn’t move, you need to ride around it.”
“Hope you are OK mate … I’m in constant survival mode when cycling in Sydney,” one of his friends wrote on the Facebook post.
“Ouch! Hope you are OK! Were you on the outside Max! Crazy place to put a pole. Is your bike OK? I would be putting in a report to the appropriate council,” another said.
“Hope your (sic) OK mate. It’s even the same colour as the pavement. They could of at least painted it yellow as a bit of a warning! Complete incompetence,” another said.
“I’ll know it’s there next time,” Mr Phelps replied.