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Ned Season...

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by John the Monkey, 10 Oct 2007.

  1. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    I dunno if it's the darker evenings, or the change in weather, but there's a notable increase in the number of scowling yoofs in dark tracksuits loitering on my commute.

    Highlight today was the bunch crossing the road s-l-o-w-l-y in front of the traffic - one cut a caper in the cycle lane ahead of me. "I might be bike, but I'm still doing 15 miles an hour." I said - as one, they went "ooooo!" which made me chuckle.

    I do wonder how hairy things are going to get closer to bonfire night though :/
     
  2. I like it when they start pissing about in the road in front of my truck. Like I'm going to come off worse if I hit them.:blush:
     
  3. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    One of the local high schools seems to breed these jaywalking children - nearly run a few over on the bike - let's dawdle across the road as a bike comes flying down the hill at 30 mph. The worst ones are the kids that think jumping out in front of a Discovery is funny......
     
  4. goo_mason

    goo_mason Champion barbed-wire hurdler

    Location:
    Leith, Edinburgh
    Strangely, they seem to have vanished from my route recently. Perhaps they've all moved down your way ? :blush:
     
  5. Emu

    Emu New Member

    Location:
    Croydon
    It's Halloween that the yoofs really come into their own I find.

    Sadly, my 12 year old is fast become a scowling, non-verbal communicating, hoody. I think it's the first time since he started senior school a year ago that I wished I ferried him to and fro to school by car. I dread to think what kinda mischief he's up to in the 90 mins he takes to get home from school.
     
  6. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    Could be some sort of exchange scheme, I guess... :angry:
     
  7. Sh4rkyBloke

    Sh4rkyBloke Jaffa Cake monster

    Location:
    Manchester, UK
    What, we exchange them for something more useful.... like litter by the side of the road? :blush:;)
     
  8. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    Hopefully not much. I was surly and uncommunicative to my parents when I was that age, but they'd raised me well enough to know where the boundaries were, if that's any comfort.

    Bah, litter we have already :blush: (I particularly dislike those small bits of plastic that sound like something falling off your bike when you ride over them...)