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People on bikes....

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by magnatom, 19 Nov 2007.

  1. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    I was waiting at lights holding my bike waiting to cross (on foot) when this cyclist breezed past at about 10-15mph on the pavement.

    There was a woman standing back slightly from the lights and if she had stepped forward without looking there would have been a collision. Also there are houses with blind exits along that pavement (especially so for small children). Plenty of scope for an accident. Oh and she had no lights. Cyclists (or more accurately People on Bikes) like this give us a bad name. Don't do it!!;):smile:!

    Next weeks lecture will be on......xx(
  2. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    Tattie scone making ?? ;)
  3. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    looks like 10 rather than 15 and he looked in miles of space from what I could see
  4. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Ah but then, you thought it was a he when in fact it was a she, so I'm not placing too much faith in your observational skills.....;)

    As she approached me she did slow down. I'm pretty sure it was close to 15mph. I've seen people along there nearly taken out by cyclists before. Trust me it can happen.

    Of course there is the argument that people like this are providing ammunition for motorists to use against cyclists. I won't start that argument though...xx(

    Oh and there is the lack of lights as well....at least she had a helmet on....:smile:
  5. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Not a big fan myself. However, I could talk about the benefits of drinking Irn Bru out of a glass bottle. It's just mile better than drinking it out of the can, so it is!xx(
  6. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    I ken that pal !
  7. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Ooooh, you've just messed up there! Ken is east coast not West Coast. ;)
  8. km991148

    km991148 Well-Known Member

    hmm, last time I checked ayrshire and dumfries both occupy a significant part of the west coast and 'ken' is used as frequently there as it is on the east.. ;)
  9. cannondale boy

    cannondale boy Über Member

    somewhere in fife
    More like 9.9mph ;)
  10. dubman

    dubman Über Member

    do you ever stop moaning , take a cill pill man ;)
  11. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    what did you say, "excuse me you're only allowed to (something) cycle on the pavement" ?

    Whether she was in the wrong or not, i don't think it's your job to police her.
  12. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Ayrshire and Dumfries? Are they in the north of engerlund?;)
  13. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    What's a cill pill? Did you mean kill pill :smile:;)?

    Dubman, I'm not moaning, just trying to make a difference. I post what I see I don't go looking for it. I point these things out because I'm sick of mentioning to people that I cycle and then getting 'oh I bet you RLJ, pavement cycle' etc.....

    I am campaigning against bad driving. To be taken seriously I need to campaign against bad cycling. Would I not be hypocritical if I asked drivers to give more room and yet I condoned bad cycling?

    Anyway, my moaning has made a difference hasn't it. How many campaigns have you had published in the papers recently......xx(
  14. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    York, UK

    It's a free country, and Magnatom can say what he likes to who he likes, within bounds of taste and decency.
  15. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    You are correct I don't get payed. But as a cyclist I get all of the crap from drivers because of cyclists like this. Therefore, I feel justified making comments. Who knows maybe I embarrassed her enough that she will think twice next time. Maybe, maybe not.

    Anyway it's not as if the police do anything. I've never seen a cyclist pulled up for a misdemeanor in Glasgow.

    I'm also don't have a job in road safety, however, that doesn't stop me campaigning for road safety does it? Too many people sit back waiting for someone else to do it. I'm not that type of person. I see a problem I want to be part of the solution. Just me I suppose....