Excuse me?

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by tdr1nka, 27 Apr 2010.

  1. tdr1nka

    tdr1nka Taking the biscuit

    Forgive me, but this has been bugging me all day.

    A splendid morning, beautiful weather, Miss T dropped off at school and I am in full flight on the back streets of Crofton Park when I meet a short line of commuting cyclists coming the other way.

    'TURN THOSE LIGHTS OFF! YOU DON'T NEED THEM ON!

    The lead cyclist is angrily shouting and pointing at my bike. :biggrin:

    For those who don't know, I ride with my lights on day & night.
    It's a throwback from my motorcycling days.

    My front lights are Ay-Up lamps angled down low, so as not to blind other road users and I can vouch from experience that, even in the day they make motorists double check before pulling out and I am visible in offside wing mirrors too.

    Once in a while I get a polite, 'do you know your lights are on?' from overtaking cyclists but what was with the guy this morning?

    * Befudddled *
     
  2. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Location:
    oSLo
    A sarcastic 'well done, you've seen me, that's the whole bloody idea, pillock (or any suitably offensive term)' would have been my ripost! :biggrin:
     
  3. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Location:
    Atop a Ti
    "TODAY I'M A VOLVO" Is what you should have shouted
     
  4. OP
    OP
    tdr1nka

    tdr1nka Taking the biscuit

    ROFLMFAO!!!!
     
  5. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Location:
    Peterborough
    In such circumstances i usually reply..... 'if i was interested in your opinion....i'd ask ':angry:
     
  6. cyberknight

    cyberknight Wibble

    Location:
    Land of confusion
    I am still using my 1/2 watt smart rear flasher on the way to work, i chance it at 4 pm when the sun is blazing if they cannot see me with the bright yellow smiley face on my helmet and panniers making my rear end wide ( the bike not me :biggrin:) then a light will make no difference.
     
  7. gouldina

    gouldina New Member

    Location:
    London
    I have two competing theories:

    1. He was a hardcore green and your wasting electricity drove him into righteous ecological indignation.

    2. He was a twat.
     
  8. gaz

    gaz Cycle Camera TV

    Location:
    South Croydon
    I let someone know that there damn bright light was pointing a little high up and blinding bother cyclists and motorists. He told me that was the whole idea.

    Some people are just knobs.
     
  9. beastie

    beastie Veteran

    Location:
    penrith

    I'd go for 2
     
  10. OP
    OP
    tdr1nka

    tdr1nka Taking the biscuit

    S'funny cos both front and rear lights run on specific Li On rechargeable battery packs, so it's not like I'm chucking out AAAs' anymore.

    I have the same commute again next Tuesday, and should I encounter this 'Prince Of Darkness' again, I might just have to have a word in his shell-like. :biggrin:
     
  11. OP
    OP
    tdr1nka

    tdr1nka Taking the biscuit

    Were you in Crofton Park at around 9:10 today?:biggrin: :wacko:
     
  12. Mark_Robson

    Mark_Robson Senior Member

    Agreed he was a twat.:biggrin:
     
  13. downfader

    downfader extimus uero philosophus

    Location:
    'ampsheeeer
    I ride during the day with my lights on. Red eye on the rear plugged into a Race Maxx on the front. Got into it after speaking to motorcyclists.

    I do worry that if everyone starts doing it that people will just "phase it out" in their head and some plonker will pull out.

    ..oh and I'd go with 2. as well. :whistle:
     
  14. Bond

    Bond New Member

    I vow to you that I am going to use this line someday in my life :whistle:
     
  15. gaz

    gaz Cycle Camera TV

    Location:
    South Croydon
    Hahaha no. This was some time ago and not Ay-ups.
     
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