Here we go again

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by Racing roadkill, 8 Jan 2019.

  1. Hot on the heels of an ‘animated’ discussion with an ‘expert’ in my local on Sunday, where we had a ‘bingo full house’ “you lot need to pay road tax” ( which I countered with the fact it’s an emissions based duty, a G wizz doesn’t pay, so why should I? Which was duly followed by “yeah but you lot don’t pay insurance” ( countered by showing him my BC membership card and pointing out that there are believed to be more drivers driving without insurance, than there are cyclists riding without insurance) then the entirely predictable “if there’s a cycle lane provided, you have to use it” ( countered by my explanation that that isn’t the case, and that there is a 12-14 mph limit on a path, and that I’m often doing more than that up hill, let alone on the flat / downhill), I’ve just had a prat in a Mercedes pull up beside me and start shouting “There’s a f*****g cycle lane over there, F*****g use it you w****r”. :rolleyes:

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    It’s not his day today:laugh:
     
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  2. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    Ooh.... tell us the rozzers pounced on him for abusive language?
     
  3. Ajax Bay

    Ajax Bay Veteran

    Location:
    East Devon
    Schadenfreude. Mercedes drivers are fellow road users with feelings too.
     
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  4. TissoT

    TissoT Über Member

    Good to see loudmouth warrior getting a stiff talking to hopefully a bit more than a talking to.
     
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  5. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

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    Moton Bingo in full effect
     
  6. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    When I was about ten I witnessed a motorcycle cop taking two boys round the back of a pub and wallopping them. I don't suppose they are allowed to do that nowadays.
     
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  7. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this....

    Location:
    Ashton-under-Lyne
    Oooh, you do have an eventful, exciting life. I only experience a fraction of the experiences that you do, honestly my life is so dull you couldn't make it up.
     
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  8. Cuchilo

    Cuchilo Prize winning member X2

    Location:
    London
    My life became less interesting when these type of conversations started and my reply was f**k off .
     
  9. screenman

    screenman Legendary Member

    Never argue with an idiot, they drag you down to their level and then best you with experience.
     
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  10. Drago

    Drago Soiler of Y fronts

    When I joined in 1991 a little bit used to go on. Hand on heart I never joined in, but the old dinosaur pre pace lot would occasionally have someone fall down the stairs in the back of the police car, mainly kiddie fiddlers and wife beaters. By the mid 90s it had, to my knowledge, stopped entirely.
     
  11. Dave Davenport

    Dave Davenport Guru

    Location:
    Hampshire
    Are you saying that the bloke giving you grief's car is the one between the two police cars and if so, has the attention from the rozzers got anything to do with the abuse?
     
  12. As a resident of Stuttgart I can tell you the word Schadenfreude was invented here to mean "Everyone else's reaction to a Mercedes driver getting their just deserts" Trust me.
     
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  13. Drago

    Drago Soiler of Y fronts

    The day I got my Smart I prised off the Mercedes badges!
     
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  14. DCBassman

    DCBassman Basses or Bikes? Hmmm...

    Location:
    Tavistock
    As a Merc driver for the last 5 years, and even a spell delivering new ones, I'm firmly of the opinion that Audis and BMWs are far worse.
    But, sadly, Mercs are catching up...
    :sad:
     
  15. Drago

    Drago Soiler of Y fronts

    It was once again repeated in the Guardian just a few weeks ago that Audi drivers are more likely to have a motoring conviction than any other, BMW drivers a close second, and Mercedes drivers a distant third. But there's a very interesting twist to this.

    By a strange quirk of statistics, you're more likely to be convicted of drink driving if you drive a...Morris Minor! It would seem that the owners of the few that are left are a right bunch of dipso's.
     
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