Please God, let it rain! Let it SNOW!

Too many fair-weather fiends buzzing around like little insects brought out by the sun

Nearly offed by one who forgot he was not in his car and undertook me, cut straight across nearly taking my front wheel out, RLJ over the wrong side of the carriageway to hurtle across the pavement and get stuck at a crossing, gaining nothing except the opportunity to cycle across my path a second time
 
Chill dude.
 

martint235

Dog on a bike
Location
Welling
No. No chilling, i think we should knock them off! Knock all of them off!!.

I had my fill of RLJing BSOs this morning ridden by idiots who had no idea how to cycle in anything approaching a straight line :biggrin: cutting across me and generally holding me up :smile:}:biggrin::biggrin:
 

Matty

Well-Known Member
Location
Nr Edinburgh
Had a RLJ idiot earlier in the week. He went ASL plus 20m to get in front then dawdled along in the way, I got past, he then jumped the next lights, I got past. Next obstacle was a queue of 4 cars waiting behind a bus at the bus stop, I filtered slowly up nearside, he tried to squeeze up the inside of me, I timed it just right so that he was presented with two options:

1. Stop
2. Ride into bus

Quite satisfying.
 

BentMikey

Rider of Seolferwulf
Location
South London
Don't complain about them - just chill. Remember they are training car drivers to leave us more space and be more careful around us, since they'll have to be much more careful around the newbies.
 
BentMikey said:
Don't complain about them - just chill. Remember they are training car drivers to leave us more space and be more careful around us, since they'll have to be much more careful around the newbies.

Good point BM.I know it's irritating to get overtaken by the same RLJer time and time again to the quickly overtake them again but like peds I think you have to be patient with them.

Yes I know it's difficult in this weather...I found it hard on my seventh commute due to the fact I was knackered.
 
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OP
Sheffield_Tiger
To be honest, if someone nearly knocks me off through a combination of stupidity and disregard for my safety (sod their safety, if they want to make a number for themselves on the statistics so be it) then I am inclined to complain, whether they are in a car or on a bike

And if we are to have a rant to get it out of our system and then forget about it in time for the ride home, surely better here than anywhere else
 

taxing

Well-Known Member
The only time another cyclist has done anything frightening to me they looked like regular riders. I was stopped in the ASL and these two blokes in high viz whizzed up the cycle lane, one rode to my left and one rode to the right of me, both too close, then one stopped well ahead of the ASL while they other RLJed, not even looking what he was doing because he was turning round to wave to his mate!

I would like some rain though, I haven't ridden my new bike in the rain yet.
 

BentMikey

Rider of Seolferwulf
Location
South London
Mind, I got a bit annoyed by what looked like a regular commuter on the Old Kent Road yesterday morning - came pushing past me so close his pannier bashed my shoulder. Gave it a push away from me.
 
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Sheffield_Tiger
BentMikey said:
...they'll have to be much more careful around the newbies.

To clarify...it's not "newbies" I have a problem with.

My rant is about ones who have been doing it for years - just only when its sunny.

How do I know? Well, one this morning was on a 1992 Raleigh Pioneer in such good condition testament not to its fastidious maintenance and care, but from it's rarity of use
 

potnoodle

Likes bikes and cars.
Location
Bickley
I had one all but hit me up the arse when i had the cheak to stop at a red light. Also witnessed a number of them trying out for the Darwin awards....
 

BentMikey

Rider of Seolferwulf
Location
South London
Sheffield_Tiger said:
My rant is about ones who have been doing it for years - just only when its sunny.

OK! I would still apply the sentiment from my earlier post though. I'd much rather they were on bikes than in the car/bus/train. They're irritating, sure, but a bonus to the rest of us cyclists.
 

GrumpyGregry

Here for rides.
Had to drive in today. one bell end on an tidy road bike owes me his life. Give Way Line jumping numpty. (GWL'ing) "Yes mate the give way lines apply to you, any other driver may not have sussed what you were about and created room for you to blunder out"
 
BentMikey said:
Mind, I got a bit annoyed by what looked like a regular commuter on the Old Kent Road yesterday morning - came pushing past me so close his pannier bashed my shoulder. Gave it a push away from me.

Yes they also pass too close,just like car drivers.:biggrin:
 
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