The biggest dangers on the urban commute

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by bonker, 15 Feb 2018.

  1. Hop3y

    Hop3y Padiham Commuter

    Padiham, Burnley
    Canal walkers who see you a mile off and purposefully block the towpath so you need to stop.
  2. mjr

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

    Being urbane.
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  3. Drago

    Drago Guru

    As you slowly approach you should should in a panicky voice "my brakes have failed!!!! Aaarrrggghhhhh"
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  4. Hop3y

    Hop3y Padiham Commuter

    Padiham, Burnley
    I usually ring the bell and shout "excuse me" - they then block the path. On purpose.
  5. Maenchi

    Maenchi StoneDog

    The drivers who shout' there is a cycle path' whilst hanging close out of car windows, cycle paths and roads obscured by field mud ,taxi drivers ,trendy young 'uns in customised cars, tourists from 'up country' who drive like they do at home and not like they are on holiday, drivers who overtake at the top of a hill then crawl down the hill in front of me. On the other side, bus drivers and large articulated lorry drivers are the best, most polite drivers around here. Compared to Sheffield it's a dream...............:bicycle:............:okay:.....
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  6. This week I have been nearly taken off twice by cyclist and not at all by motorists and so this week cyclists were my biggest problem.
  7. The Home Counties?
  8. BoldonLad

    BoldonLad Über Member

    South Tyneside
    On cycle tracks / shared paths, dog walkers with dogs on extending leads, plus, their attendant dog c**p. On the road, everybody else!
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  9. glasgowcyclist

    glasgowcyclist Charming but somewhat feckless

    You know, I've heard the term but honestly have no idea where they are or why they're called that. Are there Away Counties somewhere?
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  10. glasgowcyclist

    glasgowcyclist Charming but somewhat feckless

    Never thought I'd ever envy an Englishman.
  11. Home Counties

    Away Counties sounds horrific, so probably around Manchester.
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  12. glasgowcyclist

    glasgowcyclist Charming but somewhat feckless

    At least I now know where they are, thanks.

    They look like the sort of places where those greedy sods in Parliament would live so maybe they ought to be called the 2nd Home Counties.
  13. You know thats a lie ^_^
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  14. kingrollo

    kingrollo Über Member

    Overall - Lack of law enforcement over poor/illegal/dangerous driving.
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  15. MichaelW2

    MichaelW2 Über Member

    I am alert to most dangers but the one that always takes me by surprise is an overtake from a van or car towing a trailer. Sometimes they are wider than the vehicle, sometimes I want to reclaim the primary position after the overtake.
    theclaud likes this.
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