Conflict de-escalation

Discussion in 'Advocacy and Cycling Safety' started by Arjimlad, 11 Feb 2019.

  1. Arjimlad

    Arjimlad Tights of Cydonia

    South Glos
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  2. Drago

    Drago Guru

    You get too close to be punched....but by entering the fighting arc you make yourself vulnerable to weapons and other empty hand, elbow, knee or foot strikes, and deprive yourself of reaction time. Brave, but very foolhardy. I'd have let him blow goats to his hearts content while i rode away.
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  3. Poacher

    Poacher Gravitationally challenged member

    In so much of a hurry, he stopped to argue! Hope this has been reported to plod.
  4. dave r

    dave r Dunking Diddy Dave Pedalling Pensioner

    Holbrooks Coventry
    I'll have to keep an eye out for him, thats a road I use.
    Last edited: 11 Feb 2019
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  5. glasgowcyclist

    glasgowcyclist Charming but somewhat feckless

    When they stop that quickly, you know they did it on purpose to get the reaction.
    He was just waiting for that shout as his excuse to get out and start shouting, as though he was somehow a victim.
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  6. Drago

    Drago Guru

    In your van? ;)
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  7. Glow worm

    Glow worm Guru

    Near Newmarket
    The only good thing is that angry little turd in the van is heading for an early grave. Admirable restraint by the riders. They almost seemed to deal with the half-wit with a resigned weariness as in- here's another one- sigh....
  8. cyberknight

    cyberknight Wibble

    Land of confusion
    When many moons ago i was a wing chun practitioner my favourite range was exactly that , cant beat a good bit of lap sau.
    Interestingly enough i havent had a near miss in a couple of years , last one to do the screech to a halt and block the road followed the normal routine of sexual orientation questioning .
    A good % of people doing this are liable to be blow hards but you never know when a real nutter will appear, in that situation i would have stood united as a group just in case .
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  9. Slick

    Slick Veteran

    Looks to me like the rider was always vulnerable to a right hook if the old boy fancied it. He obviously didn't though and was quite appreciative that someone was holding him back.

    I actually felt a bit sorry for him.
  10. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Why they didn't just ride around him and carry on I simply don't know. Theyd have only complained if he'd twotted them.
  11. straas

    straas Über Member

    I wouldn't suggest inviting another close pass.
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