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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

    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:
    Suffolk
    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

    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

    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?