I was a trifle rude...

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Cab, 31 Oct 2007.

  1. Cab

    Cab New Member

    Cycling in to town this morning, stopped at some lights, waiting to turn left. Lights change, but before they change a guy opposite decides to get a drop on the lights, scoots down the outside of the traffic and makes to turn right, straight into the space I've just started turning left into. I slowed, I mean I wasn't losing any time by it I was about to be stuck behind a van anyway.

    The other cyclist wasn't going to be stuck behind some stinking van though; straight on to the left hand pavement, nearly decking some poor pedestrian who came out through the gateway of Magdelene college (letting out a loud yelp when she was nearly flattened). The cyclist had very little room to dodge her, as the pavement is narrow with bollards down the road side. The van in front of me was moving by now, so I was really only a bikes length behind him.

    He got back on to the road behind me, then went back onto the pavement to get round a taxi, then back on to the road behind a bus aiming to turn right once past it (the same way I was going), so by now he was to my left.

    He's about 35-40 years old, on a tourer, helmet, waterproof, looks like he should know what he's doing. My words to him were "You're a grown man, for pities sake, cycle on the ****ing road".

    Didn't say anything back to me, I think he was a bit shocked.

    Maybe I should have said nothing... But I'm of the opinion that we can do without his kind of cyclist :blush:
  2. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    sounds right on your part

    sounds very silly on his, urban warrior
  3. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    I'm sure you know my views on this! Good man! Maybe just maybe he will think twice next time (before he does it anyway :blush:)

    You never seem to catch these incidents on camera. I assume you missed this one :biggrin:
  4. GrahamG

    GrahamG Veteran

    Sounds like it did the trick - might not come off so well if aimed at anyone else.
  5. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    Good on ya - I'd do the same !
  6. gambatte

    gambatte Middle of the pack...

    S Yorks
    Carries on riding like that, we might.
  7. OP

    Cab New Member

    He's visible on the footage on the road but not when he's on the pavement :biggrin:
  8. ChrisW

    ChrisW Senior Member

    Cab , well done, he sounds a real pr1ck, you had to tell him.
  9. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Moderator

    i think you were quite polite, in the circumstances…
  10. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Salford, UK
    A trifle rude? You should have had him put in custardy.

    Let people like this go and before you know it, there are hundreds and thousands of them...
  11. John Ponting

    John Ponting Über Member

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