Rant : why don't ruddy car drivers like using the entire ruddy road

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by IBarrett, 28 Jan 2018.

  1. Drago

    Drago Soiler of Y fronts

    Be patient my friends. The day will soon come when revenge will be ours. Soon they'll all be in autonomous cars, and we can while away our time confusing them by doing track stands.
  2. Ogri (in 'Bike' magazine) once crafted spiked hubs, etc.... for Armegeddon (his bike)
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  3. Maenchi

    Maenchi StoneDog

    I sometimes wonder if viewing cycling as a hobby by full time motorists is the problem, ; it's no more a hobby than walking down the street is; it's a way of life. ! .:rolleyes:.. :angel:.. :okay:.
  4. Isnt everything mentioned in here just part of everyday riding?

    I dont really see the point in going over the same thing every day.
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  5. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    On 3 Wheels
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  6. Maenchi

    Maenchi StoneDog

    Last edited: 29 Jan 2018
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  7. It's the sense of entitlement from knowing that there is no longer any road law enforcement worth thinking about.

    I used to ride with an ex army guy who was only too happy to catch up with them. You've never seen people jump back in their tin box so fast!
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  8. screenman

    screenman Legendary Member

    My wife has just had a bloke shaking his fist and shouting at her for parking in his street, she was parking away from his house and outside of a customers where she was going to do the elderly ladies feet. The temptation for me to go and offer some calming advice to him is strong.
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  9. This is one of my favourite rants! Oh yes they like to 'own' bit of public highway. Where my mother lives, if you park on the wrong patch of tarmac you get the oldies bashing on the door and shaking with rage as they describe their perfectly healthy husband's battle with cancer 10 years ago to justify why they have to be 10 feet closer than the 30 yards from their door they normally are (the bungalows are set back from the road). Pretty rich considering my mother has to get to my car, and she can't walk unaided at all.
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  10. Profpointy

    Profpointy Guru

    It's one of life's little ironies that in my street which is chock a block with cars, we all squeeze in and rub along just fine. Go to suberbia where there's loads of room, and it's suddenly a big problem
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  11. Drago

    Drago Soiler of Y fronts

    You could go across and fix his stonechips. That'd learn 'im!
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  12. mjr

    mjr Comfy armchair to one person & a plank to the next

    :rofl: "nobody is tempted to" :rolleyes: I hope your brakes work well or you can jump kerbs! Heck, I've even seen motorists wrong-side the island and halt facing oncoming traffic rather than abort a misjudged overtake... :headshake:
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  13. OP

    IBarrett Senior Member

    My own mother did this last time I was there. She was ranting about the person down the road parking outside her house yet she doesn't even own a car!
  14. shnjmsn

    shnjmsn Active Member

    Somerset Levels
    As someone who drives 40K miles a year and rides 8K miles a year, I'm pretty sure it's because most drivers who don't ride don't have a bleedin' clue what it feels like to have cars skimming by your elbows at 70mph ! On more than one occasion i've been flashed at or beeped at by the car behind me because i won't overtake a cyclist until there's enough room to get by safely..... now that's annoying !!!!!!
  15. Drago

    Drago Soiler of Y fronts

    I once got moaned at by a woman from across the road, who was bleating about the noise my dog was making and giving me a damn good finger wagging.

    Except that I didn't own a dog.
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