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Funny ride in this morning...

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Cab, 15 Nov 2007.

  1. Cab

    Cab New Member

    Location:
    Cambridge
    Told a bloke that his brake light was broke, got yelled at.

    Saw two RLJ cyclists almost come to blows over a farcical situation where the outside one wanted to turn left, the inside one wanted to turn right, and neither had indicated. The only thing that probably stopped them was the bus that needed through the space they shouldn't have been occupying anyway.

    Got stuck behind a car on a narrow one way street, he wanted past the cyclist in front and kept making a little dart to the side like he might be about to have a go. Woman on the bike stopped in the road and in a very posh voice berated the bloke in the car for being too close and being all over her.

    Saw a cyclist on the other side of the road plough straignt in to the back of the car in front of him; he hit his brakes very late, and went stright in to the towbar of the old fashioned volvo estate in front of him. That car had been static for, what, 8 or 10 seconds due to traffic. Dunno how he stayed upright, considering he'd managed to bend his front forks back in the collision. Crowd of other cyclists immediately with him on that side, so nowt I could have done to help the chap; 100% the cyclists fault and he knew it. Towbar on the volvo looked pretty much untouched, as you might expect!

    Three RLJs waiting out in front at another junction caused a complete standstill, as a bus that couldn't quite corner because of them suddenly stopped, and the RLJs were clearly too thick to spot what they had done wrong.

    Two cars went through red lights at another junction (one that had just changed, one that was just about to change) an damned near collided; luck rather than judgement saved them.

    And yet my own ride in was really rather quiet; no one yelled at me for being on the road, no one tried to pass too close, nothing really happened to me.

    Odd kind of ride in to work.
     
  2. OP
    OP
    Cab

    Cab New Member

    Location:
    Cambridge
    Told a bloke that his brake light was broke, got yelled at.

    Saw two RLJ cyclists almost come to blows over a farcical situation where the outside one wanted to turn left, the inside one wanted to turn right, and neither had indicated. The only thing that probably stopped them was the bus that needed through the space they shouldn't have been occupying anyway.

    Got stuck behind a car on a narrow one way street, he wanted past the cyclist in front and kept making a little dart to the side like he might be about to have a go. Woman on the bike stopped in the road and in a very posh voice berated the bloke in the car for being too close and being all over her.

    Saw a cyclist on the other side of the road plough straignt in to the back of the car in front of him; he hit his brakes very late, and went stright in to the towbar of the old fashioned volvo estate in front of him. That car had been static for, what, 8 or 10 seconds due to traffic. Dunno how he stayed upright, considering he'd managed to bend his front forks back in the collision. Crowd of other cyclists immediately with him on that side, so nowt I could have done to help the chap; 100% the cyclists fault and he knew it. Towbar on the volvo looked pretty much untouched, as you might expect!

    Three RLJs waiting out in front at another junction caused a complete standstill, as a bus that couldn't quite corner because of them suddenly stopped, and the RLJs were clearly too thick to spot what they had done wrong.

    Two cars went through red lights at another junction (one that had just changed, one that was just about to change) an damned near collided; luck rather than judgement saved them.

    And yet my own ride in was really rather quiet; no one yelled at me for being on the road, no one tried to pass too close, nothing really happened to me.

    Odd kind of ride in to work.
     
  3. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    you live in interesting times cab ;)
     
  4. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    you live in interesting times cab :blush:
     
  5. magnatom

    magnatom Guest


    I think I know the answer, but I have to ask: did you get any of this on video? ;)
     
  6. magnatom

    magnatom Guest


    I think I know the answer, but I have to ask: did you get any of this on video? :blush:
     
  7. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    Fantastic. ;) You should have gone up and slapped them both with that rubber glove full of jelly I recommended in another thread.
     
  8. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    Fantastic. :blush: You should have gone up and slapped them both with that rubber glove full of jelly I recommended in another thread.
     
  9. OP
    OP
    Cab

    Cab New Member

    Location:
    Cambridge
    Haven't been using it much lately; truth be told, I've been forgetting to put the batteries in to charge for the past three weeks or so ;)
     
  10. OP
    OP
    Cab

    Cab New Member

    Location:
    Cambridge
    Haven't been using it much lately; truth be told, I've been forgetting to put the batteries in to charge for the past three weeks or so :blush:
     
  11. OP
    OP
    Cab

    Cab New Member

    Location:
    Cambridge
    It would soon get worn out here in Cambridge :biggrin:

    Just strolled through town, saw a great impasse between two cyclists going the wrong way down a one way street and a pensioner who stood his ground against them, holding his stick out to take up as much of the road as possible. Its a funny town.
     
  12. OP
    OP
    Cab

    Cab New Member

    Location:
    Cambridge
    It would soon get worn out here in Cambridge :tongue:

    Just strolled through town, saw a great impasse between two cyclists going the wrong way down a one way street and a pensioner who stood his ground against them, holding his stick out to take up as much of the road as possible. Its a funny town.
     
  13. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    :biggrin: Come on Cab. So much seems to be happening to you lately, you would have some great footage. You could be keeping us all amused!

    Of course as soon as you use the camera it will all go quiet....:biggrin: or should that be :biggrin: ??
     
  14. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    :biggrin: Come on Cab. So much seems to be happening to you lately, you would have some great footage. You could be keeping us all amused!

    Of course as soon as you use the camera it will all go quiet....:sad: or should that be :tongue: ??
     
  15. OP
    OP
    Cab

    Cab New Member

    Location:
    Cambridge
    Thing is, so much seems to happen just out of range of the camera. Its more disappointing to plug the camera in to the computer and find that I've narrowly missed loads of interesting events :biggrin: