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I Hate Neds

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by HLaB, 13 Dec 2007.

  1. Freewheeling down a hill tonight I got overtaken by a Moped, no problem there they gave me plenty of room a second later I hear another moped behind and he thought it'd be funny to beeeeep, I heard him laughing after and given it was a 4 m wide lane I hardly think I was in their way. Hate to spoil their party but that probably the most stable I'm going to be and I heard him coming so it was no surprise. My only thought was damm my right foot is clipped in so I couldn't do a pretend panic kick ;).
    Does any body know any good comebacks for this situation?
     
  2. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
    A big fear wobble if you can do it safely, or an AirZound?
     
  3. tdr1nka

    tdr1nka Taking the biscuit

    To simply ignore these prats is response enough. since I fitted mirrors to my bike I've found people less inclined to pull these kind of stunts.

    T x
     
  4. gambatte

    gambatte Middle of the pack...

    Location:
    S Yorks
    Freewheeling downhill?

    Moped? Thought they were limited to 30mph?

    Couldn't you have just sped up, rung your bell and overtaken him again? :tongue:;):smile:

    Then do a speed wobble!;)
     
  5. Maz

    Maz Guru

    I agree with t-drinka. Ignore them...or burst out into song at the top of your voice (On The National Express...)
     
  6. tdr1nka

    tdr1nka Taking the biscuit

    Thats too spooky Maz, I was just playing that track on my iTunes!!

    T x
     
  7. Maz

    Maz Guru

    That is spooky!
    It's a great song.
     
  8. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    You should have just burnt him off, then laughed !!!
     
  9. HJ

    HJ Cycling in Scotland

    Location:
    Auld Reekie
    You could try asking Jacomus-rides-Gen for some advice on using a rolled up news paper, that would see them off;)
     
  10. A rolled-up magazine was used in The Bourne Supremacy, ITV2 last night, to fight-off an assailant with a knife, so perhaps Jaco has a point :smile:
     
  11. Joe24

    Joe24 More serious cyclist than Bonj

    Location:
    Nottingham
    Airzound, give a big blast then laugh at the kid on the moped and shout,"You have a girls horn" The just power away from him.

    Only thing with most of the mopeds is the kids de-restrict them, which means that it is classed as a motorbike i think, and that they cannot ride it.