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close overtake

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by ianrauk, 2 Apr 2008.

  1. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah Staff Member

    Location:
    Barmy in Barming
    This morning on my commute I was very nearly taken out by a 4x4 BMW on a close overtake. Missed me by inches. Caught up with it at the lights. Lady driver. "Excuse me, can you give cyclists more room, you missed me by inches", "so effin what!" was the reply. "Well you nearly knocked me off my bike". "Oh eff off" was the charming reply, she then sped off.
    Caught up with her at the next lights, "Why are you being so aggresive? all I asked was that you give cyclists a little more room" she replied with "Next time I will be closer", "Well if you do, can you make sure you get up a little earlier and put some make up on, cozs when I saw your face it scared the life out of me". The look on her face was a picture...

    Childish I know...but had to be said..
     
  2. touche!!!! Top Marks Sir!
     
  3. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    You tell the stupid bitch Ian !
     
  4. touche again :biggrin:
     
  5. cannondale boy

    cannondale boy Über Member

    Location:
    somewhere in fife
    Well done that man, good recovery! :biggrin:
     
  6. uGo

    uGo New Member

    Location:
    Birmingham
    Stunning reply

    Superb comment.:blush:
    Motivated me to register and comment.
    I cycle through Birmingham (UK) and generally have a good commute yet when I occasionally get an insecure/ignorant driver a comment like this is perfect to have up the sleeve.
    Thanks
     
  7. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
    Hahahahahaha, that's quality!! Well done sir!
     
  8. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Be careful, you'll be classed as a vigilante cyclist........;)
     
  9. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    I had a go at a pair of coppers yesterday on my way home. They were parked at a T-junction right at the south end of the Forth Road Bridge, and their car was parked right across the ramp cyclists go down to get across the T-junction.

    I tapped on the window and they wound it down and I said "you're parked right across the cycle path". Then I began to brick it as they didn't look too happy with my comment. One of them replied "aye very good, we're waiting on a vehicle coming over the bridge that's being pursued". So I then said "OK" in a high-pitched cowardly voice and went on my way.

    Does anyone else instantly brick it from the cops for no real reason?
     
  10. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Another vigilante cyclist....;).............:smile:
     
  11. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    +1 Excellent!;)
     
  12. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    I NEED to store some of these comments - totally class...must remember them...... polite but to the point.....
     
  13. Similar situation where I said to the 4x4 driver "you could have killed me back there" her reply was "I wish". My return wasn't as witty, I think I just called her an old daffodil!!