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A nice driver...

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Arch, 9 Nov 2007.

  1. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    Just to give his dues to the lorry driver I encountered earlier on my ride up to campus. Pulled up behind me at a red light, and when it went to green he sat well back so as not to overtake me on a narrow bit, and waited until he had a whole lane to move over into. His mate was looking out of the window at me as they passed, so I gave him a cheery smile and a wave, and avoided filtering to get in front of him at the next lights, so that he didn't have to overtake me again.:blush:

    Whether he was just a good bloke, or it was my Polite jacket, I don't know, but it was a nice boost...
     
  2. Brock

    Brock Senior Member

    Location:
    Kent
    You know Arch it's funny, but I've never had a lorry driver hang back behind me with my blokey arse flexing away right in front of him for any longer than absolutely necessary.
     
  3. OP
    OP
    Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    :blush:

    Woo! Way to boost my self esteem!

    I fear any driver who ogled my arse would probably be very disappointed when thy did pass and looked in the mirror and saw my face..

    Whoops! There goes the self esteem again...
     
  4. Maz

    Maz Guru

    I've often wondered whether my POLITE hi-viz or the driver being genuinely good-natured is the reason some drivers are courteous. In your case though, Arch, he's probably just an arse-ogler :blush:.
     
  5. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    there's loads of decent drivers, you tend not to remember them as long as the odd bad/careless ones

    and I second the lady cyclist angle, I like birds on bikes, not many of them about though, barrig old ladies wobbling along
     
  6. OP
    OP
    Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    Well, there's decent, meaning "not actually making me think I'm going to die", which are common enough, and there's decent meaning "actively does the extra little bit to make me feel safe", which is less common. But I agree, mostly I don't feel in danger.
     
  7. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Location:
    Peterborough
    Its so nice to see a 'nice' post appreciating decent behaviour by other road users...and that some car drivers users appreciate a cyclists needs.

    This place is a rant fest sometimes. Bit too much sometimes.:blush:
     
  8. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    Necessary for what, you big hunk of manliness?:blush:;)
     
  9. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
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    ps I agree
     
  10. buggi

    buggi Bird Saviour

    Location:
    Solihull
    Arch, they may have a point. could be your ladyarse.

    i mean lets face it, hi viz jacket and helmet hardly screams sex symbol does it?.... however, add a bit of lycra around the arse and they just come flocking!!! they can't help themselves.
     
  11. John Ponting

    John Ponting Über Member

    Location:
    Herts
    I'm a driver and I agree!

    bees ... honeypot ... etc
     
  12. Jacomus-rides-Gen

    Jacomus-rides-Gen New Member

    Location:
    Guildford / London
    Was it a Tesco lorry per change Arch? I remember posting here ages ago about a Tesco lorry who drove faultlessly around me along Embankment and when I overtook him later on he ended up staying behind me, giving plenty of room, not coming up 2cm from my rear wheel at lights etc etc.

    I e-mailled Tesco at the suggestion of someone here, though like a dunce I forgot to get the numberplate D'oh!, but I did my best to describe when, where and what he looked like. They said they would try and trace him, though I haven't heard anything since.

    I hope they did manage to find the bloke, because that kind of class driving shows everyone what a true professional driver is.
     
  13. Maz

    Maz Guru

    I once sent an email/phoned Robert Wiseman dairies to compliment their excellent lorry driver. I didn't have his reg, but gave details of where he was going (Tescos) and at what time.
    Who knows, he may have got a bonus or something...
     
  14. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    I live just down the road from a quarry. Without fail the drivers of the HGVs going to & from the quarry are courteous to me when I'm on my bike, true knights of the road. I always give a wave (if safe to do so) to let them know they've passed me & it's safe to pull back in. They seem to appreciate the gesture as will do the thank you flash of indicators as they pull back in.
     
  15. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    I've done this with a couple of companies. One had the transport manager of the company (national company) on the phone thanking me profusely and another had a driver telling me how much the drivers appreciated it as positive feedback was such a rare thing - usually people only complain.