Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Twenty Inch, 13 May 2008.

  1. Twenty Inch

    Twenty Inch New Member

    Behind a desk
    Thornton Heath Pond this morning.

    Mid-forties, 2 stone overweight, sunglasses, baseball cap, earphones, riding a Brompton.

    Wearing full-length bib tights.

    And no top.

    Looked like a fricking idiot - pale white blubber spilling out in all directions, big fat bloke whizzing along on a diddy little bike.

    No wonder they hate us. shoot, if I drove a car I'd knock him off myself.
  2. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Don't be too hard on yourself, we can't all look good on our bikes can we?
  3. Bollo

    Bollo Failed Tech Bro

  4. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    South London

    What's with all the angry cyclists on here lately? Are we turning into Bloodbus?
  5. swee'pea99

    swee'pea99 Legendary Member

    I was going to say, a little more respect please for our new mayor.
  6. sheddy

    sheddy Guru

    Calm down dear - at least his not meanacing you in an Urban Dirtbox
  7. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    How did you know he was two stone overweight. Did you stop him weigh him, and measure his height to produce a BMI measurement?

    Seriously though each to their own. I really don't like your comment about knocking him off, even if in jest. That's the sort of thing I got over at bloodbus... :rolleyes:
  8. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Mike, you just beat me to it!
  9. Origamist

    Origamist Guru

    Elitism and impatience.
  10. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    everyone starts somewhere
  11. Well if I had managed to get the f_ckwit out of the car who almost had me off twice in a mile this morning there could have been blood, and possibly a bus (if that's what I decided to throw him under!!!!!!!!)
  12. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Aaaargh! Road rage is road rage. It doesn't matter if you are a cyclist or a driver. It just isn't acceptable. I can understand that in the heat of the moment, if your life is endangered you can be angry, but two wrongs don't make a right. Get a helmet camera, catch them on camera send it to the police, (we just have to get them to start responding to these incidents) better still embarrass the idiots by putting the video on youtube.

    You could carry around a card to hand to them which tells them where to look for their video later.

    Violence does not solve violence!
  13. Maz

    Maz Legendary Member

    :rolleyes: You beat me to it.
  14. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    I disagree, twenty seconds of yelling obscenities at each other and the situation is over. Your method requires the bottling up of emotion and hours of subsequent work fiddling about with cameras, uploading and downloading, campaigning, phonecalls, turning up for photo shoots with the red tops...

    I'll stick to shouting at people as and when I need to thanks. :rolleyes:
  15. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    South London
    I try to deal with it a different way, because my normal response would also be road rage. Instead I try to conquer myself by doing my best to deal with the driver/cyclist normally, such as asking a question that makes them realise what they did to frighten me. The winners are when you get a sorry mate, which happens much more often with a calm, reasonable and friendly approach. I then also try to do a nice deed to another road user soon afterwards, and the overall result is that my day is improved and happier.

    Of course I can't always get it right and then I'm just another angry cyclist. LOL!
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