Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Hover Fly, 4 Feb 2008.

  1. Hover Fly

    Hover Fly Lover of the bunny

    Usual story, dopey woman opened her car door without looking behind.
    Now I suppose you're expecting the usual, "somersaulted down the road, luckily I was wearing my helmet...'
    Not in this case, I was wearing a pickup truck, snatched the door clean out of her hand, off the car, bent it a bit, and spat it into the kerb. Her front wing didn't look too good either. That's taught her a lesson.
  2. Milo

    Milo Veteran

    Melksham, Wilts
    seen that happen on the lea bridge road once twas a bit amusing
  3. magnatom

    magnatom Guest


    At least that will teach her not to do it again, so in a roundabout way, you may have saved a cyclist! :tongue:
  4. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    Hah Hah......
  5. stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    South Beds.
    I reckon the amount of numbskulls driving on our roads is growing rapidly.:smile:
    Whenever I drive to work and back I always see poor driving (various forms of it) and tut to myself....and think...if I'd been on my bike what may have happened.

    That'll sure teach her a lasson.:tongue:
  6. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Resistance is futile! Moderator

    Hehehe. Most excellent.
  7. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    That's cheered me up no end!

    I rode into a woman who opened her door on me about twenty years ago. Luckily I hit her as she stepped out. I was alright, she was a bit shaken and bruised.
  8. sheddy

    sheddy Guru

    Was there any damage to the pickup ?

    A dozy cow did this to me many years ago. I managed an emergency stop and pulled up with my LH front headlight about 1" behind her fully opened door. She then gave me the evils cos she couldn't get out. I waited for an apology. With none forthcoming I gave in and reversed up to allow her to close the door before driving on.
  9. hubgearfreak

    hubgearfreak Über Member


    was it your winter/commuting one or your best?
  10. Twenty Inch

    Twenty Inch New Member

    Behind a desk
    I was once doored by a stupid fat kid. I had a go at him and some stupid fat guy - he must have been 20 stone - barrelled up and laid into me. "Stay out of it, fat boy!" I said. "I'm not fat, you're farkin fat" he replied to me. I cracked up laughing, as did the bus driver behind us.

    Glad you're ok.
  11. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    It's good to know nobody was hurt, except the car, and it's fair to point out the careless/thoughtless act by the lady driver. However I suspect most of us have done equally stupid things at sometime or other and luckily got away with it so cut her a little bit of slack!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  12. Pete

    Pete Guest

    However much we may laugh at this, it would have been a lot less funny if the woman's arm had been crushed or even severed in the incident. Or indeed if you had been cycling - and were now posting this from a hospital bed - or worse. One wonders how much could be done to limit the effect of this type of silly incident. One idea might be to design cars with doors hinged at the rear so that they open towards an approaching cyclist (as was indeed the case on many 1930s cars). But perhaps someone will come up with a better idea.
  13. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    The problem with that Pete, is that if the door is not properly closed the wind could pull it open and the person inside may fall out!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  14. col

    col Veteran

    Or instead of the door getting ripped off,it could close on the driver,acting like a big guilotene(cant spell it)
  15. Landslide

    Landslide Rare Migrant

    Called to the bar
    Clearly you should've been driving in primary...
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