Bl**dy pedestrians..

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Flyingfox, 19 Jul 2012.

  1. Flyingfox

    Flyingfox Senior Member

    Location:
    SE London
    ...had my first collision tonight - was coming up Fish Street Hill (for those who don't live in London it is a cobbled street alongside Monument) ringing my bell as City workers seem to ignore the fact it is a road.

    Anyway, a bloke wearing headphones, texting and eating a Cornetto walks out in front of a parked van straight into my path! Luckily I somehow managed to stay upright and after asking if he was ok (no answer) I had a right go as he just didn't stop to look - he did seem quite upset that I was wearing his Cornetto though! :rolleyes:
     
  2. Lyrical

    Lyrical fen x

    Location:
    LANDAN
    But did you eat the cornetto?
     
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  3. CotterPin

    CotterPin Senior Member

    Location:
    London
    Sympathise with you, Flyingfox, but in those kinds of circumstances I think bells are overrated - I use the brakes instead.
     
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  4. MrJamie

    MrJamie Oaf on a Bike

    What kind of cornetto? Hes got no right to be annoyed if it was strawberry!

    (glad youre alright)
     
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  5. Andrew_Culture

    Andrew_Culture Internet Marketing bod

    Pedestrians have lousy lane discipline, which is why cyclists have good brakes. Glad nobody got hurt, I know that part of London and you're my hero,for even attempting it :smile:
     
  6. Hip Priest

    Hip Priest Veteran

    It is easy to get lost in a Cornetto, to be fair.
     
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  7. MissTillyFlop

    MissTillyFlop Evil communist dictator, lover of gerbils & Pope.

    Sorry, you had a chance to take out one of the 1% and you just nicked his ice cream? Shame on you :-p
     
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  8. TonyEnjoyD

    TonyEnjoyD Veteran

    Choc n nut would be a good enough reason to swerve and take out a ped.

    Come on flying fox, let the truth ge out...
     
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  9. Crankarm

    Crankarm Guru

    Location:
    Nr Cambridge
    OP should have been cone-centrating and given wafer him.
     
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  10. downfader

    downfader extimus uero philosophus

    Location:
    'ampsheeeer
    But the real question is did he have a 99 flake stuck up his a*** after? :laugh:
     
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  11. Bl00DY Cyclists :rolleyes:
     
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  12. locker

    locker Active Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    "Just one cornetto?" :music:
     
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  13. TonyEnjoyD

    TonyEnjoyD Veteran

    Give it to meeeeee
     
  14. Pat "5mph"

    Pat "5mph" A kilogrammicaly challenged woman Moderator

    Location:
    Glasgow
    Cornetto on the head? :wacko: Should you no wear a h****t? :wacko:
     
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  15. Andrius.B

    Andrius.B Active Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    I personally noticed that in many cases people don't hear the bell. That is why it is always good to slow down to a very slow speed and pass through busy or potentially risky areas at that speed. A few days ago I was ringing my bell as hard as I could, but the pedestrian in front didn't hear it until I came about 4 yards from him.

    Never rely on the bell.
     
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