This mornings score

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Cab, 5 Oct 2007.

  1. Cab

    Cab New Member

    37. Not bad. I mean, its good for any other time of the year, but with the number of new students out on the roads I would normally expext to overtake more than that on the way to work in a morning.

    I can't be the only person to keep score of how many cyclists overtaken on the ride to work, can I?
  2. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Veteran

    Er, Nil. It would have been 1, but he was a RLJ'er. So few people ride in my part of the world (until you get to the City) it serves no purpose.
  3. buggi

    buggi Bird Saviour

    i thought you were talking about the amount of cars that tried to hit you LOL.
  4. Maz

    Maz Legendary Member

    I overtook 5. I was driving, though. Does that still count?
  5. Nil, I'm on holiday today
  6. ChrisW

    ChrisW Senior Member

    Much easier to count those overtaking! :biggrin: So macho!
  7. OP

    Cab New Member


    I rekon that most experienced cyclists would have a low score on this. When you think about the speed difference between most of us, I would rekon that there would be very few overtakings. Its the people pootling along slowly that really rack up a big score for overtakings.
  8. Christ they are all out.

    What is all this ride in the lowest gear possible malarky then jump straight through a red?

    Had a go at a cabbie this morning.I had a BentMikey moment.Sorry.:biggrin:
  9. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    South London
    What is a BentMikey moment? I tend not to shout at drivers, at least I try not to. It's not nearly as effective as asking them nicely and politely to do it differently next time.
  10. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    Not many.... until I shot two POBS out of the frame near work today - OK one is a regular, but the other older lady was a liability in traffic......

    To be honest don't get that many other commuters - east/west commute in south manchester isn't that common, and despite I commute to a Uni ca,pus, I am first arrive and leave.... no bikes on arrival, 50-100 mid day, then no bikes when I leave...... blew a nice Cannondale road bike out last night... shame...didn't have the time to tell him I was a roadie as I flew passed on the MTB commuter...evil or what !
  11. Joking mate.It was after the Bus video but I was just joshing.:biggrin:

    After the cab driver had done what I thought he might do I tried to stop him cutting me up by narrowing the angle but the comedian still managed to nip in.Fantastic manoeuvre if I may so so but bloody annoying.I decided to pursue it further by telling him what a tit he was and that he had only got 50 yards to be stuck in traffic.He didn't answer me which was surprising although I was ready for any crap comment.As I was so close to him he could have thrown a punch although if he had it would probably kicked off.(I was wound up and pissed off)As I was in heavy traffic (non moving) it would not have been such a good career move from him.

    I think the reason he still did it even though I tried to prevent the predictable irritated me like mad.

    Why are people so stupid as to put others at risk to save a few seconds?

    RLJers can fall into this category.
  12. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    South London
    I actually never swore at that bus driver, I was pretty matter of fact with him. Much easier to do when you know a letter is going off to his employer.
  13. I know thats why I said it was a joke.

    Who do I write to about a cab?

    Might as well write a letter and post it down the drain.:biggrin:

    It makes me wonder with cabbies why they do that.

    Are they just very thick?

    It does seem like it.
  14. gambatte

    gambatte Middle of the pack...

    S Yorks
    Cabbies are employed generally and they're licenced by the local authority. You can complain to both.
  15. Hardly worth it is it?

    If the police take nothing serious then what hope have I got?
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