Rude cyclist does not say hi :-D

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Pat "5mph", 3 Jun 2015.

  1. Pat "5mph"

    Pat "5mph" A kilogrammicaly challenged woman Moderator

    Location:
    Glasgow
    @ianrauk I think you owe me some of your stashed "kerchingg!!" money :laugh:
    It was me, I confess, I didn't say it!
    Well, actually I never say "it", unless the cyclist is known to me, or if she/he says hi first :whistle:
    But today, oh, cannae believe how rude I was!
    He was young, all the gear, I'm old, no idea, no expectations of acknowledgements ... he flashes a big smile ... Hi!
    Before I registered he was long gone, away on the cycle path in a cloud of dust ... woe is me!
    I would have done a u-turn to remedy my rudeness, only can't do them ...
     
  2. TinyMyNewt

    TinyMyNewt An execrable pun

    Location:
    South coast, UK
    You need to perfect the reflex of lifting the index finger of your right hand a couple of centimetres from the bars Pat.
     
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  3. deptfordmarmoset

    deptfordmarmoset Full time tea drinker

    Location:
    Armonmy Way
    My guess is that the sun came out and the whole of Glasgow was disorientated and behaved accordingly.
     
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  4. Middle digit. Anything else is a poor effort.
     
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  5. OP
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    Pat "5mph"

    Pat "5mph" A kilogrammicaly challenged woman Moderator

    Location:
    Glasgow
    That's is!
    This is the only explanation: the sun was indeed out today!
     
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  6. TinyMyNewt

    TinyMyNewt An execrable pun

    Location:
    South coast, UK
    Funny, but sadly not really physically possible. Something to do with shared tendons.
     
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  7. OP
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    Pat "5mph"

    Pat "5mph" A kilogrammicaly challenged woman Moderator

    Location:
    Glasgow
    Hope this is not a rude thing you are trying to make me do :dry:
     
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  8. deptfordmarmoset

    deptfordmarmoset Full time tea drinker

    Location:
    Armonmy Way
    You're excused from blame then. You can't be expected to know how to deal with situations like that.
     
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  9. Falco Frank

    Falco Frank Senior Member

    Location:
    Oup Norf'
    Going for a P.B. is always a good excuse :whistle:
     
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  10. OP
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    Pat "5mph"

    Pat "5mph" A kilogrammicaly challenged woman Moderator

    Location:
    Glasgow
    Ermm .... Pat 5mph here ... this excuse won't cut it!
     
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  11. Reiver

    Reiver Ribbit Ribbit

    I was out west today - could have been me... although if it had been you would have probably added in "tall dark and handsome" - I for give you pat, women are often speechless when they see me...
     
  12. OP
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    Pat "5mph"

    Pat "5mph" A kilogrammicaly challenged woman Moderator

    Location:
    Glasgow
    It wasn't you, not the same bike :biggrin:
     
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  13. As if.
     
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  14. anothersam

    anothersam SMIDSMe

    Location:
    Far East Sussex
    I usually make myself receptive to saying Hi, but don't always initiate pleasantries either. This is unrelated to weather or latitude (I'm down here in East Sussex – Aloha, Glasgow). Rather, it is a split second decision based on a number of factors: have we met before and have I been burned before? Are you walking your dog or being walked on a horse? ("Hello" is my standard greeting to announce a cyclist about to pass; it rarely fails to achieve a surprised smile in return. That's right: I'm the ambassador of friendly velo in these lanes.) Can you see me through your tinted Oakleys? Are we both so intent on safe passage through a tricky bit that survival takes precedence over social contact? Is there tendonitis in the air? Then there's biorhythmic karma to consider…
    In any event you've payed it forward by sharing your story, which will surely influence some to experiment with cheeriness. Perhaps he had no expectations of acknowledgements either, and would be the first to tell you not to worry about it. Either that or he is taking to social media even as I type this, and you're soon to be at the centre of a firestorm.

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    Last edited: 4 Jun 2015
  15. shouldbeinbed

    shouldbeinbed Rollin' along

    Location:
    Manchester way
    The PB one could be a goer if you change your name here to Pat 5.1
     
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