'Chav' on moped

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Cab, 11 Dec 2007.

  1. Cab

    Cab New Member

    Turning left from Milton Road on to Arbury Road, theres a nasty little stretch of cycle lane running along by some shops, where there are always cars parked to the left of the cycle lane, where people are just stopping to go to get a Chinese or some chips, so they're paying no attention to the traffic. This cycle lane widens out after the parking to become a left turn lane for Arbury Road. The right way to ride it is to be out in the main lane of traffic, completely ignoring the 'please door me' lane, then to go in to the middle of the left hand turn lane because it just isn't wide enough for two vehicles and the light will be at red anyway.

    Anyway... half way down the left filter lane I was passed by a cretin on a moped, went past about three inches from me, only to stop a moment later (was barely a bikes length past me, behind a stopped car) at the lights. I pull up alongside his back wheel, he started yelling at me that I shouldn't have been in the middle of the lane.

    I won't bore you with my brief response.

    I'm rather fed up with dangerous riding from learner moped riders. Just getting on my nerves.
  2. I just tell them to get a proper motorbike, not a hairdrier
  3. Maz

    Maz Legendary Member

    Good. :tongue:

    Seriously, get a helmet cam. Then you can either share these incidents with us, or with the police.
  4. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    He's got one, but I can bet cab will come up with an excuse not to post it from the following:

    a) not working at the time
    :tongue: pointing in the wrong direction
    c) it was too dark
    d) the footage was just really boring
    e) forgot to bring it
    f) the moped was sooooo close that it knocked the camera off which rolled under the HGV that was about to left hook cab. He could have kicked it out of the way of the HGV if it wasn't for the muppet cyclist that undercut him, striking his outstretched left hand in the process. This knocked cab off balance so that he was too far away to save the camera.
    d) all of the above

    I reckon it'll be d! :angry::tongue:

  5. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Salford, UK
    Which d), you have two....?
  6. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    * Corrected bottom d) to g)

    You forgot h) Cab is not really a cyclist and just makes all these stories up to amuse himself. :tongue:B)
  7. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Oops. I added a couple and then forgot to edit my last comment. I blame it on my bike being at the LBS. I miss it!!:tongue:
  8. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    That's a bit harsh Dom. I think we all find them amusing....:tongue:
  9. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    leave magna alone, that was funny
  10. OP

    Cab New Member

    Nope, I'd been in a dull meeting all day, a meeting that started in one building but which had its second part four miles away in another. I don't have space in my rucksack to carry a helmet and a laptop, so it wasn't convenient to take the helmet, hence no helmet cam.

    But the footage would have been quite good I think ;)
  11. neslon

    neslon Well-Known Member

    The Toon
  12. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Very good, nelson! :smile:
    And a belated welcome to you.
    Not often newbies enter into the spirit of things so quickly. :tongue:
    Took me a while on the C+ site to be smart and sarcy.
    Ain't no stopping me now, though.
    Carry on in the same vein, nelson. ;)
  13. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Salford, UK
    <Psst> Dayvo, it's neslon, not nelson...:tongue:
  14. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    South London
    You could always toss the helmet permanently and simply mount the helmet cam more appropriately.

    Like, errr, your handlebars. ;)
  15. OP

    Cab New Member

    I didn't like that, the footage seemed really shaky.
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