how would you react?

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by tommaguzzi, 6 Sep 2018.

  1. tommaguzzi

    tommaguzzi Senior Member

    Location:
    south yorkshire
    Today I am riding back home from visiting my old mum i am on my pub bike at 11.30 in the morning, visibility is perfect
    I am wearing normal clothes.
    Black sports jacket ( unzipped)
    Blue tee shirt
    Black jeans.
    I am riding in the suburbs the roads are almost empty but i slow for a junction a man abuses me on a passive aggressive manner for not wearing hi_viz.!
    I am used to the no plastic hat thing but no hi viz in broad daylight?

    I know what I did what would you do.

    Bloke was a 40 year old hippy with ruck sack sat on a church wall when every one else was working
     
  2. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    I have, in very simple english, told them it's not a legal requirement, and I'll wear what I want.
     
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  3. Dave 123

    Dave 123 Guru

    I’d have got off my bike, gone up to him and licked his face.

    That would freak him out.
     
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  4. mgs315

    mgs315 Well-Known Member

    Probably just ignore him. Not worth the oxygen. Some people just can’t help but moan about something.
     
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  5. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Location:
    Peterborough
    I usually aim to go for something along the lines of....
    Just as well your opinion counts for nothing mate.
     
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  6. Pat "5mph"

    Pat "5mph" A kilogrammicaly challenged woman Moderator

    Location:
    Glasgow
    Ignore.
    Like I did with the Policeman that said the same to me, on a bright sunny day, on a segregated path.
    I was wearing a bright red tee, he wanted to see a hi-viz something.
    I just gave him the look :whistle:
     
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  7. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Location:
    In the middle
    I'd tell him to mind his own foxtroting business, and carried on my merry way.
     
  8. 12 months ago my mental state would have told me to argue.
     
  9. NorthernDave

    NorthernDave Never used Über Member

    No hi-viz, but yet he still saw you? ^_^

    I'd have told him to go away, but not necessarily using those words.
     
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  10. Moodyman

    Moodyman Guru

    A sarcastic thanks and nothing more. Life is too short to allow imbeciles to spoil it.
     
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  11. slowmotion

    slowmotion Quite dreadful

    Location:
    lost somewhere
    Just say " You're absolutely right. I hate cyclists too."
     
  12. ColinJ

    ColinJ A big clot!

    I'd have suggested that he is either smoking too much weed, or not enough! :laugh:
     
  13. Nigel-YZ1

    Nigel-YZ1 Guru

    Location:
    Penistone
    Look around and say 'Where did that voice come from? Must be someone not wearing hi viz!'.

    Or ask him if he should be wearing a helmet say up on that wall.
     
  14. ozboz

    ozboz Über Member

    Location:
    Richmond ,Surrey
    Reminded him about Humpty Dumpty ,
     
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