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Multitasking commuter

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by DP, 3 Aug 2007.

  1. DP

    DP Chasse patate

    Location:
    Netherlands
    On each of the past three days, I have passed a cyclist who has been reading whilst cycling along a canal towpath. It's really quite impressive - steering with one hand, holding the book in the other and, seemingly, not paying any attention to what's in front of her.

    The only thing I could fault her for is her choice of reading material - Harry Potter.
     
  2. HJ

    HJ Cycling in Scotland

    Location:
    Auld Reekie
    Amazed she didn't end up in the canal, I'm impressed.
     
  3. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    doesn't sound safe does it

    saw a chap with proper big headphones on today and that didn't look safe eaither
     
  4. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Argh !
     
  5. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    I hope that when she hits someone or a car hits her she doesn't try to blame the other person!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. sheddy

    sheddy Veteran

    Location:
    WGC
    She probably went to Hogwarts
     
  7. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    So you also were reading the book she was holding, now that is really impressive!:rolleyes:
     
  8. PrettyboyTim

    PrettyboyTim New Member

    Location:
    Brighton
    Cripes!

    I used to read as I walked to work, and I'd still sometimes almost walk into trees and lampposts; can't imagine doing it while cycling!

    Having said that, I do miss being able to spend my commute into work reading - I had thought about looking into finding some text-to-speech software for my PDAPhone and have that read to me as I cycle in. It would be a bit weird though as I'd want to have it on speaker rather than headphones, and there tends to be a lot of other commuters on my route...
     
  9. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    And some say listening to music (including me) is dangerous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  10. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    creep up behind with a helmet cam and an airzound :rolleyes:
     
  11. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    Perhaps keep slightly to one side:ohmy:!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  12. frog

    frog Guest

    Once saw a woman driving down the M4 reading a book propped up on the steering wheel. Only doing 80 ish so it was reasonably safe
     
  13. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    ha ha! What a fanny. Either give her a dunt into the canal or knock the book that way. Then a barely audible "that'll teach you" to finish the move as you cycle off.
     
  14. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Yesterday I saw a chap on a roadie holding his handlebars with one hand and holding two 6 ft planks of wood with his other (over his shoulder) on a very busy stretch of road. Very safe I am sure:eek:.

    Before you ask I was driving the car at the time, so no helmet camera footage :rolleyes:
     
  15. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    Did he have a beret and a raincoat?