RLJ - Damm fools

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Rancid, 19 Jul 2012.

  1. Rancid

    Rancid Active Member

    Saff Landin
    Not content with pissing off every other road user, now they want to start having a go at us cyclists who adhear to the rules and show some consideration for ALL road users.

    This morning around 8.45am im at the junction of Longley road/A24 High street.
    Im sitting at the lights minding my own beeswax, waiting to turn left.
    All is well and everyone is getting along swimmingly.

    Next thing i'm getting shouted at from behind
    "Excuse me" "EXCUSE ME"
    i turn around and there is another cyclist.
    She says to me
    "What are you doing ? the lights are red and the pedestrian is green !"
    "Sorry i dont follow, what do you want ?"
    "Why are you not crossing the junction"
    "Erm because the lights are red ?"
    "Yes but the pedestrian man is green"
    "Erm red lights are red lights, they apply to all road users just the same, if you want to cross when the greed pedestrian light is on then get off your bike and become a pedestrian"
    She then gives me one of them faces and says "well if your going to be like that. dont bother !!!!"

    Dont bother ?
    Lippy cow.....
    Pat "5mph", downfader, 4F and 4 others like this.
  2. 400bhp

    400bhp Guru

    I understand, but you did sound as though you were coming across somewhat condescending.

    An educative answer would have been better:smile:
  3. The RLJ got off lightly, you should have laid into them SOW style :whistle:
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  4. MissTillyFlop

    MissTillyFlop Evil communist dictator, lover of gerbils & Pope.

    To be honest the RLJ-er sounded quite condescending to begin with and as Jon Snow said to Rupert Murdoch:
    "I find in life, one reaps what one sows"

    Was it Vicky Guerrero, perchance?

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  5. Moodyman

    Moodyman Guru

    Should've moved out of the way and let her jump. We're densely populated anyway so could do with population control.
  6. wiggydiggy

    wiggydiggy Über Member

    I'll be excused by the delectable VG anytime, growl! :rose:
  7. Mugshot

    Mugshot Cracking a solo.

    Wow, that just kept going :tired:
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  8. martint235

    martint235 Dog on a bike

    RLJers are just like that. I just ignore them in the belief they will go away. Unfortunately that's never happened yet. I have had a couple in the past who have got fed up with the "Excuse me" being ignored and have tried to barge past me. That doesn't work but it does p*** me off a lot and I have a tendency towards aggression at that stage.

    I've also had a few where I've been idling up to an amber light and had prospective RLJers panic when they suddenly realise they aren't going to be able to stop in a controlled manner behind me. :evil:
  9. OP

    Rancid Active Member

    Saff Landin
    have much luck offering up un-solicited "educative" advice to random ladies do you ?
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  10. So what? People break all sorts of rules in all walks of life all of the time. Don't let it bother you.
  11. downfader

    downfader extimus uero philosophus

    Nah the correct response is to produce some clippers, snip her valve off and say "jump that!" :evil:

    ..what..? Too much. :laugh:
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  12. Boris Bajic

    Boris Bajic Guest

    If you want them to go away, just stop at a red light.

    In my experience, they will go away at about that moment.

    I hope I have helped.
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  13. Miquel In De Rain

    Miquel In De Rain No Longer Posting

    I reckon a RLJer nicked my lights yesterday because they are wrong 'uns.
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  14. 400bhp

    400bhp Guru

    Nah, much better to be offensive to them.
  15. downfader

    downfader extimus uero philosophus

    I reckon one sneaks in my window and has a little fiddle. Would explain my itchy a*** this morning. Proper wrong'uns!
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