Ned Season...

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 :/
 
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:
 

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......
 

Emu

New Member
Location
Croydon
John the Monkey said:
I do wonder how hairy things are going to get closer to bonfire night though :/
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.
 
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John the Monkey

John the Monkey

Frivolous Cyclist
Location
Crewe
Emu said:
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.
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.

Sh4rkyBloke said:
What, we exchange them for something more useful.... like litter by the side of the road?
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...)
 
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