Kids behaving dangerously on bikes

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by downfader, 30 Apr 2010.

  1. downfader

    downfader extimus uero philosophus

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    Just sending this email to the council after a little encounter in the Woolston area of Southampton:

    Draconian at the end, perhaps. But I think worthwhile after seeing that. ;)
     
  2. Vidor06

    Vidor06 Long term loafer

    'who have done the course ride to work?'

    Draconian, surely not?
     
  3. OP
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    downfader

    downfader extimus uero philosophus

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    Aghh crap! Should have been "school":blush:

    Its been a long day. I've had to do a four person job on me own again and I'm wrecked. Will send a follow up email if I get the chance.
     
  4. "Kids behaving dangerously on bikes"

    Was that what Neil Morrisey and Martin Clunes were in before they moved into the flat below Deborah?
     
  5. Trevrev

    Trevrev Veteran

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    Kids will be kids !!!
     
  6. Yes, and thank you to the alert driver who narrowly missed flattening me in Hull City Centre sometime around 1983 when for some reason on my Raleigh Commando I did a U-turn straight across busy road without thinking to look.

    I wasn't SUPPOSED to be riding on the main roads, I had gone off on an unauthorised adventure....
     
  7. Trevrev

    Trevrev Veteran

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    Southampton
    Choppers and Grifters were the bikes of my earlier years, and we were always trying to out do each other with who could wheelie the furthest.
    The grifter gang ( Me included ) were always out wheelied by the Chopper Boys!!
    Choppers were great for two's up because of the long seat.
    I was always giving mates a lift home from school on my bike......So i was guilty of being a dangerous kid.
    It could have been worse, the kids you saw Downfader, could have jumped off their bike and pelted you with stones!!!
     
  8. OP
    OP
    downfader

    downfader extimus uero philosophus

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    Nah, I have had kids go for me before but these were just plonkers. I know people say kids will be kids, but come on.. someone's Mum is gonna be really messed up if they find out nipper has been hit by a car.
     
  9. martynjc1977

    martynjc1977 Guest

    LOL Hull city center is an adventure.
     
  10. martynjc1977

    martynjc1977 Guest

    Thinking back to when I where younger and some of the things I did on bikes, probably made me the rider I am today. Tbh only as adults do we see the real risk we took as kids, I just hope my son does not do some of the stuff I did.
     
  11. Trevrev

    Trevrev Veteran

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  12. Bit harsh..

    But there are other things that make it not as straightforward as the shool stopping kids bringing their bikes into school (the limit of their powers). I mean, ban the bikes from being taken into the school grounds, have them left outside the grounds all day and hope they are there at the end of every day?

    It's not the school or council's job IMO above and beyond providing an option/encouraging bikeability. Surely, ultimately it's a parent's responsibility to decide whether their child is road safe
     
  13. Trevrev

    Trevrev Veteran

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    You need to take the rough with the smooth to grow into an adult ffs!!
    No matter how well you try to teach kids right from wrong. You will always learn the hard way.
     
  14. martynjc1977

    martynjc1977 Guest

    +1
     
  15. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

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    Kids are a mare....

    I've had kids on my route home do the same, then see me and chase.....result is they nearly went under a van..... the driver had fortunately seen the kid...........

    My son is/sort of the same age....... he's been well 'ear ached' by me about using speed hence he's sort of sensible......:rain: ish (also seen his dad knocked off by cars as well)... he does do 25 mph down the road on his 20" 6 speed MTB......;)...told him not to tell mum........:rolleyes:.....
     
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