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Discussion in 'Commuting' started by magnatom, 26 Sep 2007.

  1. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Yes I am having a busy time of it on the streets at the moment.



    I was entering a roundabout and I could hear a distant siren. I took note and carried on paying attention to where it was coming from. At first I was sure it was on the road overhead, but I turned out wrong. It approached pretty fast and when I was on the roundabout it became obvious that it was now on the roundabout behind me. So I make for my exit with the intention of pulling over there. As I come up to one exit, all the noise and my presence on the roundabout must have confused this poor lady driver, who thought the best thing to do was to pull out in front of me, and had she not stopped the police van. So much for multitasking... xx(
     
  2. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    Well you were in the right position that time. What was she pointing at?
     
  3. OP
    OP
    magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    I've no idea! I put my had up to say, 'what are you doing' and she just waved her hand twice. I think she was just trying to justify her maneuver in her own head!
     
  4. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    How kind of her, I hope you blew her a big kiss? To be fair, you were coming round there at one hell of a lick, she may not have seen you. Were you wearing helmet, hi-vis etc? I heard you tinkle your wee bell.
     
  5. OP
    OP
    magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Yes your right, I was going much faster than a car would go.....:sad::eek:

    Helmet: check
    Bright luminous yellow jacket: check
    Big cheesy grin which turned to a mildly shocked look: check

    However, I can assure you there was no tinkling going on, although I do have a bell :smile:.

    I did keep my conversation to a minimum this time....xx(
     
  6. bianco

    bianco New Member

    Do you sport a huge flag stating a huge hate of the Corsa?

    They don't like you
     
  7. Emu

    Emu New Member

    Location:
    Croydon
    I wear bright yellow and I wonder why I bother. I got driven at twice today - once by a woman looking at her mobile phone.
     
  8. Cab

    Cab New Member

    Location:
    Cambridge
    Two possibilities here.

    (1) The 'Siren Brain' Phenomenon.

    Its a little known fact, but the sound of an emergency vehicle causes the brains of many motrorists to become completely disengaged. Whereas you'd have thought that they should be making to get out of the way of the emergency vehicles as safely and as speedily as they reasonably can, what actually happens is that they become utter morons with no concept of where they are, who they are, or what day it is. Their mouths hang open, saliva spills out down their lips and they lose any coherency in vehicle movement.

    (2) The 'Static Bike' Phenomenon

    Some motorists fail to realise that bicycles move. So they're not, in their mind, pulling out in front of moving vehicles, they're pulling out on to a road where there is some static, two wheeled street furniture not far away from them. It doesn't enter their heads that the bike is going at speed, because bikes don't go at speed.
     
  9. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    It appears that we are entering silly season, I will be rising my Winter bike tomorrow with AirZound, bright lights etc. I have had more hassle on the roads in the last week than in the previous three months put together.
     
  10. OP
    OP
    magnatom

    magnatom Guest


    Almost, but the car in the last clip was a clio. Although you may have something there, both were small black cars. I'll have to keep an eye out for them, the little black cars are out to get me....xx(
     
  11. OP
    OP
    magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    xx(

    I'd go for option 3: both (1) and (2)
     
  12. OP
    OP
    magnatom

    magnatom Guest


    If only I had had an airzound:biggrin:
     
  13. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Well as they are only about fifteen quid anyone can get one, I highly recommend them for grabbing the attention of dozy cretinous motorists.
     
  14. Cab

    Cab New Member

    Location:
    Cambridge
    What are those electric horns you can get like?
     
  15. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    I think they are quite squeaky, wouldn't get one myself, and they use batteries, you can just pump the Zound up with a track pump and believe me they are F U C K I N G LOUD!