Idiot, prat cyclists!

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Debian, 10 Apr 2010.

  1. Debian

    Debian New Member

    Location:
    West Midlands
    Rarely have I witnessed such idiotic behaviour!

    8pm this evening, I was giving SWMBO a lift to the pub. Driving along a fast, one lane each way main road heading towards Broughton Hackett at dusk. Coming round a sweeping left hand bend I see two cyclists ahead, late teens / early twenties?, both dressed in dark clothing, one with a dim rear light and one with no light.

    One was almost on the centre line broadside on to me, it almost looked as though he was turning back to see why his mate was lagging behind! OK, I saw them in plenty of time and slowed down to wait for a passing opportunity. A few seconds later and I'm starting to overtake when idiot, plonker, w****r boy who was broadside on to me earlier decides to do the same again when I'm almost level with his rear wheel! Sharp braking on my part and then I decide I'm better gone than stuck behind these prats playing games.

    A few minutes later when I 've dropped the missus off and returning home I see the same pair of idiots, obviously on the opposite side of the road coming towards me, weaving all over the place. They decide to veer over towards my side of the road forcing me into the verge! No danger of collision because I was waiting for them to do something stupid but had I been someone less aware.....!

    I have no idea if they were pissed, high or just acting the prat!

    I very much doubt that they read this forum but on the offchance that they do - stop being zarking idiots, if you want to kill yourselves go and cycle over a cliff, not into someone's car! :laugh:
     
  2. Crankarm

    Crankarm Guru

    Location:
    Nr Cambridge
    Eugh!!! ....... You seem annoyed ;).
     
  3. hackbike 666

    hackbike 666 Guest

    What's a SWMBO?;)
     
  4. Crankarm

    Crankarm Guru

    Location:
    Nr Cambridge
    SheWhoMustBeObeyed :ohmy: ;).
     
  5. hackbike 666

    hackbike 666 Guest

    Sorry im getting a bit lost with all this bentmikey short cut stuff.:wacko:
     
  6. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Resistance is futile! Moderator

    Location:
    Stevenage
    It's a Rumpole-ism, is SWMBO.
     
  7. hackbike 666

    hackbike 666 Guest

    Damn I should have looked it up.;)
     
  8. Trumpettom001

    Trumpettom001 Well-Known Member

    And hence why car drivers tend to dislike proper cyclists like us lot here!!!
     
  9. hackbike 666

    hackbike 666 Guest

    WE DONT PAY ROAD TAX AND JUMP RED LIGHTS.
     
  10. BSRU

    BSRU A Human Being

    Location:
    Swindon
    Unfortunately this weekend, similar bad behaviour resulted in a cyclists death, in my local area. He decided to ride along a very busy, fast and unlit A road at night with no lights, giving the poor motorist no chance of seeing him before it was too late.
     
  11. Twenty Inch

    Twenty Inch New Member

    Location:
    Behind a desk

    It's not, it's H. Rider Haggard, from his rather wonderfully imperial, orientalist novel She.
     
  12. FazTheWookie

    FazTheWookie Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cumbria
    Driving in North Cumbria on Saturday I overtook a large group strung out over several hundred metres. Their contender for the Darwin award decided to go 'hands-free' as I was overtaking him, promptly swerved across the 2 metre gap I'd given him (it was a narrow road) and VERY nearly became one with my front wheel. The warm weather must have been getting to his brain - assuming he ever had one! Tsk!!
     
  13. OP
    OP
    Debian

    Debian New Member

    Location:
    West Midlands
    errr.... not in these cases. It's up to the prats on bikes not to swerve into the path of the overtaking car!
     
  14. OP
    OP
    Debian

    Debian New Member

    Location:
    West Midlands
    There's no point arguing with that PoV, you are obviously being disingenuous.
     
  15. GrasB

    GrasB Veteran

    Location:
    Nr Cambridge
    While rule 213 says to give (motor)cyclists space & extra care rule 168 states "If a driver is trying to overtake you, maintain a steady course and speed, slowing down if necessary to let the vehicle pass. Never obstruct drivers who wish to pass. Speeding up or driving unpredictably while someone is overtaking you is dangerous."
    Though this is mainly for other drivers it's also applicable to cyclists, giving someone 2m is reasonable, but not generous, space to let them avoid but the cyclist also has to act reasonably with respect to other road users.
     
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