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Amusing bike lane confusion

Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by PrettyboyTim, 21 Nov 2007.

  1. PrettyboyTim

    PrettyboyTim New Member

    Location:
    Brighton
    This motorist got a bit confused as to which lanes were which... (not helped by the roadworks, I think!)

    An honest mistake, though. He apologised as I rode past :blush:
     
  2. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    The Spirit of Malmesbury / Brother Elmer


    I'm after 30% of your business and 10% commission Purdyboytim !! :blush: :smile:

    Nice site BTW
     
  3. Speck

    Speck Oldest Teenager In Town

    Location:
    Nr Bath
    That wasn't a motorist it was an apprentice "white van driver"
     
  4. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Can you be sure that was a genuine mistake? Are you sure he didn't see the line of traffic and think, I know a way to get past that. Then as he sprinted across he noticed his way was blocked by a 'damn cyclist'. Then he thought he'd better look sheepish, just so it looked like a mistake.

    Can you tell I am a glass half full kinda guy when it comes to drivers....:blush:
     
  5. OP
    OP
    PrettyboyTim

    PrettyboyTim New Member

    Location:
    Brighton
    Well, as there's a raised seperation between the path and the road, he would have found himself in a tricky situation!

    I'm sure it was an honest mistake - he looked rather sheepish and apologised as I went past...
     
  6. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    That should be a black Ford Ka!!
     
  7. OP
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    PrettyboyTim

    PrettyboyTim New Member

    Location:
    Brighton
    Brother Elmer of Malmesbury was an 11th century monk who reportedly built himself some wings and tried to fly them by jumping off the abbey tower. He is meant to have flown around 200 yards before something went horribly wrong and he fell from the sky, breaking both legs. Undaunted, he decided his error was to have omitted a tail and he planned to fly a new, revised device but his Abbot forbade him from every doing such flight experiments again.

    I always find the idea that we came so close to achieving flight so early on tantalising. Imagine if Elmer had been allowed to continue and had developed aviation further!
     
  8. SickCert

    SickCert New Member

    Location:
    Dublin Ireland
    If it wasnt a white van i would have been convinced.