Out of my way damn cyclist!

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by magnatom, 20 Apr 2010.

  1. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    You just have to get past a cyclist. If you can't you, at the very least, have to hit your horn at them in frustration, at least twice. You must do this even if traffic is light, you can pass them 4 seconds later, and you know that there is always a queue of traffic ahead where the cyclist will catch you up.

    Logical? Of course its not! Its just one of the rules of the road.....:evil:
     
  2. "have you taken your cycling proficiency test"......HA HA HA.

    I dont always agree with you on your vid's mag but this guy was potty...the road was so quiet and he sped of at least 40mph in a resi zone.

    really inconsiderate driver.

    I also notice he had to turn down his stereo to talk, I guess he may have been swept along with the music


    also i like your "can I ask...." conversation starter nice and non-confrontational
     
  3. JiMBR

    JiMBR Senior Member

    Location:
    Glasgow
    I live very close-by and have seen a couple of similar incidents on the same stretch.....not involving me I hasten to add! (yet). :evil:
     
  4. gouldina

    gouldina New Member

    Location:
    London
    Yeah. That's a good 'un.
     
  5. OP
    OP
    magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Aye, was a bit thrown with the cycle proficiency question! I should have countered back, 'and have you passed your test....yes....would you have done that on your test...?':biggrin:

    Yes I was in polite mode yesterday. I even gave him a wee wave! :evil:
     
  6. Bongman

    Bongman Über Member

    Location:
    Herts.
    Well handled Mags :evil:

    I hope he does check out youtube :rolleyes:
     
  7. marinyork

    marinyork Resting in suspended Animation

    Location:
    Logopolis
    Point them to the nearest airport runway or racetrack, that might be wide enough for them :evil:.
     
  8. stowie

    stowie Guru

    That road is incredibly wide. Why didn't he just overtake? I assume that poor reading of the road ahead meant he gained on you too suddenly and had to brake, when a small adjustment of his speed (maybe even - gosh - to somewhere below the speed limit) would have allowed him to pass at an appropriate place without too much effort.

    Honestly, if he is having difficulties overtaking on a road this size in a titchy Polo, how does he cope on normal roads?
     
  9. Moodyman

    Moodyman Guru

    He looks like a young lad Mags. Lacking your worldly wisdom. Llet him go.
     
  10. Mark_Robson

    Mark_Robson Senior Member

    I hate to see drivers blowing their horns at cyclists because it can alarm and distract them and that can lead to accidents. Don't they realise that horns should only be used during emergency situations.
     
  11. HJ

    HJ Cycling in Scotland

    Location:
    Auld Reekie
    Ach, that is just one of those things you just learn for your test, once you have your driving licence you can do as you please... [/irony mode] :smile:

    I do wonder why some drivers think that they had to take a driving test...
     
  12. I had a bus driver blow his horn at me last week,because I took primary thru a pinch point and wouldn't let him squeeze through.Got to the RAB me going straight over 2nd exit him going left,he then tried to left hook me before beeping again so he got the 2 finger salute(I'm normally mild mannered but he really annoyed me:biggrin:) I must have held him up for all of 5 seconds-moron.
     
  13. johnnyh

    johnnyh Veteran

    Location:
    Somerset
    nice one, what a tool!
     
  14. iamanidiot

    iamanidiot New Member

    They almost certainly don't know/think about how loud a horn is outside the car and in close proximity.
     
  15. mr_cellophane

    mr_cellophane Guru

    Location:
    Essex
    I had a Merc driver hoot me because I moved in to primary to go down hill through a pinch point. I was doing just under 29 in a 30 zone. When I caught up with him and asked why, he said I should be in the cycle lane and I would get myself killed by staying in the centre of the road !
     
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