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Spitting

Discussion in 'Commuting and Utility Cycling' started by aembleton, 20 Dec 2016.

  1. 400bhp

    400bhp Guru

    I bet you piss at the side of the road too in those far out places. How inconsiderate :whistle: Terribly unbritish old chap.
     
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  2. dr snuggles

    dr snuggles Über Member

    Location:
    winlaton
    The point was that riding one handed is by far more dangerous than the supposed affects of snotting on the road! Try to keep on topic as well please, we aren't discussing people who don't signal before turning.
     
  3. hennbell

    hennbell Über Member

    when you ride cold conditions you naturally produce more mucus.
    I don't care how you deal with it as long as you don't spit on me.
     
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  4. Jimidh

    Jimidh Senior Member

    Location:
    Midlothian
    Riding with one hand is not dangerous nor is a well placed snot on the road.
     
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  5. vickster

    vickster Guru

    Location:
    Sutton
    It's the non well placed snots which are offensive, like the one in the OP
     
  6. Jimidh

    Jimidh Senior Member

    Location:
    Midlothian
    Agreed - I would not be happy in that situation.
     
  7. CanucksTraveller

    CanucksTraveller Macho Business Donkey Wrestler

    Location:
    Hitchin, Herts
    I admit to being a spitter, especially in the first few miles on a cold winter day before you really warm up. Unavoidable I'm afraid, if there's stuff on the move so to speak. I spit when nobody is around preferably, and always after a glance behind to check the way is clear.

    I also do cheeky alfresco wee-wees in the countryside with ne'er a care in the world. I'm a very bad man indeed.
     
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  8. cd365

    cd365 Veteran

    Location:
    Coventry, uk
    If I'm cycling hard, I produce a lot of mucus, which I wipe with the back of my gloves or snot-rocket them out. Occasionally I will spit if I can't seem to clear my nose; nearly all of my cycling is in the countryside so for me it's not an issue.

    Once when cycling hard home from work, I passed two cyclists who were chatting, 2 miles up the road I got a shout that my second snot rocket nearly hit them. The cheeky buggers had been using me to lead them along. Did I feel guilty, nope.
     
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  9. lazybloke

    lazybloke Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Surrey Hills
    First paragraph seems reasonable enough, but I'm guessing the OP will be rather offended by the 2nd paragraph, even if it was meant in jest.
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    So many problems and arguments are caused by a lack of consideration for others. It's disappointing when cyclists appear to fall into the same trap.
     
  10. Cunobelin

    Cunobelin Legendary Member

    Location:
    Gosport

    Allegedly all of these have "Special interest" sites on the internet!
     
  11. cd365

    cd365 Veteran

    Location:
    Coventry, uk
    Lack of consideration? I did not know that they were behind me, they decided that they wanted a cheeky tow, didn't let me know that they were there nor take a turn on the front. Their choice to be rude and nearly got an unintentional snot rocket for their cheek.
     
  12. TheJDog

    TheJDog dingo's kidneys

    When it's cold or when I'm working hard I gob and snot like a 70s footballer in winter. I make no apology for it. The amount I produce is unbelievable. I swallow a lot, but no way I'm going to choke all that down. But I am very careful to aim for drains, etc.. Yes, OK, maybe it's unpleasant, but we're all animals and how precious do you need to be?
     
  13. bonsaibilly

    bonsaibilly Senior Member

    What, you rode for two miles without being aware there were two cyclists riding behind you?
     
  14. mustang1

    mustang1 Über Member

    Location:
    London, UK
    Fify
    Please don't do it and if you really need to, first check that there isnt another cyclist drafting behind you taking advantage of you.

    I got a face full of flem on my commute in this morning and ignored Mustang's post about what should be done to drafters.

    :smooch:
     
  15. lazybloke

    lazybloke Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Surrey Hills
    I've avoided further engaging cd365 on the matter, because I assume he was joking/trolling, and because his profile says he's already been sent to Coventry. (badum tish. groan)

    But let's get some clarity here, I'm not complaining about spitting or launching snot-rockets , because I accept they will occur in the context of high exertion/exercise.

    What bothers me is the unsympathetic attitude towards potential victim who may receive a face full of phlegm. Even without the possibility that this constitutes an assault, it's an unbelievably inconsiderate thing to launch in the direction of other people, and can be easily avoided with a simple glance over the shoulder.

    Blaming the victim for being in the wrong place is no defence.
    Sneering that they deserve this for drafting is unpalatable, and weakens the claim it was accidental.

    In society, it's not unreasonable to expect a small degree of consideration, courtesy, decency & respect to others.

    (edited to delete a mystery attachment)
     
    Last edited: 12 Jan 2017
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