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Complete moron on a bike

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Mongeddavid, Jun 15, 2021.

  1. Paul L

    Paul L coffee lounge for me

    Funny you mention that, I caught up with old friends now living in a village just outside Dover who tell me driving is dreadful, no-one indicates and they emphasised no-one plus the lorries coming off the boats simply pull out onto roundabouts without a care towards those already on it. They said it’s probably the worst aspect of living in the area.
  2. Robert M

    Robert M pfm Member

    Wouldn't it be great if all the cyclists who talk about how great Amsterdam is for cycling actually moved there, and we wouldn't have to listen to them say "in Amsterdam they have ......etc,etc"
  3. cooky1257

    cooky1257 pfm Member

    I'd leave the padding in place;-)
  4. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr Well, I can dream, can’t I?

    I think your front wheel might be a bit buggered, though.
  5. myles

    myles Intentionally left blank

    What's wrong with Beijing? They have a big bike presence there too!
  6. foxwelljsly

    foxwelljsly Hawkwind and Fire

    Having been a pedestrian, driver and cyclist, it is only as a cyclist that I get direct intimidation and abuse from other road users, all of whom are drivers.

    Not all drivers are daily mail reading, Clarkson worshipping reactionaries with anger management issues, but it is inevitable that some of them will be. Fortunately, they seem to be few and far between.
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2021
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  7. Rockmeister

    Rockmeister pfm Member

    It's one of those sausage dogs made with bendy balloons and sprayed white.
    Cute huh?
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  8. Rockmeister

    Rockmeister pfm Member

    having been a pedestrian, cyclist, biker, car driver, van driver, truck driver and tractor driver i can tell you that

    i'm always nice, regardless.

    Assholes are as assholes do.
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  9. Colin L

    Colin L High-tech low-life

    Looks like a stormtroopers bike to me. Ride that and you’ll never hit anything:D
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  10. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Booyakashah, check out my avatar...

    Apart from Death Star doors.

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  11. Jono_13

    Jono_13 Duffer

    I’m all of the above and agree 100% with you.
    Also riding two abreast in a larger group halves the distance to overtake..
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  12. darrenyeats

    darrenyeats pfm Member

    What was said though? Not much.

    He was already on the roundabout so we know the driver was in the right regarding the Highway Code, QED. That no unnecessary danger was caused by the driver: in my view NOT QED from the few details.

    Because of the stated reaction of the cyclist:
    • I infer the driver was aware of the cyclist's existence, at the earlier moment the driver decided to enter the roundabout
    • I infer the cyclist was approaching from the driver's right (why would a cyclist complain after not giving way to a car on their right?)
    Because a near-collision occured at all:
    • I infer the cyclist was going fast
    • I infer it was a small roundabout
    I filled in the blanks, because the post was mostly blanks.

    If I'm wrong about the above, I would be forced to conclude the cyclist was mentally ill, because I don't think them being just an aggressive cyclist would explain that reaction. And then I will for sure apologise sincerely and immediately to all here (you have my word) and we can move on, me with my tail between my legs not for the first time and probably not the last!

    If I'm right about these, then we discuss what may be sensible or cause danger. Which I see as distinct from the Highway Code.
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2021
  13. Guinnless

    Guinnless pfm Member

    Yes, I could see him to my right as I joined the roundabout. There was nobody else on the roundabout at the time I crossed the Give-Way lines.
    No need to need to infer the cyclist was going fast because I said so previously
    It was a small roundabout but the rules are the same.

    He wasn't in danger. He claimed he was going "straight on" and he had right of way.

    I have a licence for two wheels. And advanced qualifications too.
  14. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    This could be a case of car & cyclist reaching roundabout at same time but car going faster so crossed onto the roundabout first?

    It is reasonable for the cyclist to assume that the car may or may not stop; I would generally assume the latter. I don’t think we can infer that the cyclist is mentally ill.
  15. Guinnless

    Guinnless pfm Member

    No. I was fully on the roundabout first before the cyclist crossed the Give-Way lines. I was signalling right to take the third exit of this five junction roundabout.
  16. darrenyeats

    darrenyeats pfm Member

    Agreed, my comment was preceded by an "if ..." and now Guinnless has confirmed details, we know it doesn't apply.
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2021
  17. Guinnless

    Guinnless pfm Member

    I don't think medical diagnoses can be done here. Mental illness isn't fun.

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  18. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    Given the option I would happily move to Amsterdam. Great record shops, Belgian beer on tap, wonderful countryside a short cycle away...
  19. Colin L

    Colin L High-tech low-life

    Pre-COVID I used to be in Amsterdam 4 or 5 times a year. Great place for cycling if you can avoid your bike getting pinched. A bit flat though.
  20. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    my mates wife is from Amsterdam, always recounts similar with bike theft.

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