To the cyclist doing a Time Trial down High Holborn, around 7pm Monday

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Twenty Inch, 23 Jan 2008.

  1. Twenty Inch

    Twenty Inch New Member

    Behind a desk
    You were on a road bike, wearing black and white shorts, a reddish top and an faired aerodynamic helmet.

    You jumped a red light outside the Shanghai Blues restaurant and hit a pedestrian, knocking her over. You knew you had hit someone because you looked back, but you didn’t stop.

    You’re a selfish, immature, irresponsible, slack-brained idiot. You’re not fit to call yourself an adult. You should be deeply ashamed of your infantile, self-seeking behaviour. I hope your chain jumps up your fundament and drags your testicles into your rear derailleur.
  2. Maz

    Maz Legendary Member

    That TT-guy sounds like a complete twat.
    Were you in a position to stop and help her up, 20"?
  3. cannondale boy

    cannondale boy Über Member

    somewhere in fife
    If your going to do a TT do it on a country road where there are no peds, and no traffic lights. His life would of probably been on the line as well as others jumping red lights and all sorts. Was he a carbon fibre freak? Gotta love those guys.
  4. Iceniner

    Iceniner New Member

    What an idiot thats just so dangerous in so many ways and doesnt help the reputation of cyclists ;)
  5. toontra

    toontra Über Member

    Not sure the carbon is relevant, but my money would be he was on a fixed.

    I ride this area a lot and by far the worst offenders are fixed riders - couriers and wanna-be couriers. Maybe something to do with not wanting to lose momentum, which I imagine is more of an issue with fixies.
  6. LLB

    LLB Guest

    That has depressed me a bit, I expected more of someone who (appears) to take it seriously ;)
  7. spindrift

    spindrift New Member

    That whole area's on CCTV. I would have shoulder charged that cyclist, what a low life scum.
  8. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    What was his time in the end anyway?
  9. LLB

    LLB Guest

    Borrowed by the sound of it:evil:
  10. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Hitting someone is bad enough, but to not stop...

  11. Maz

    Maz Legendary Member

    Nice one! I bet he failed to beat his PB because of her!
  12. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    can't have been much of a collision if he stayed on, I've hit a few and any sort of solid connection leaves you on the road with them
  13. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    He's a big idiot.....what fool rides round the streets in an aero*b.....

    I have an aero helmet but have only worn it on a TT.....too blooming hot anyway.......
  14. Maz

    Maz Legendary Member

    Is an aero helmet made from chocolate?
  15. Pete

    Pete Guest

    Or maybe - better - on a dual carriageway. Seeing as many TTs are held on such roads anyway, and statistically I believe they're a safer option for an experienced cyclist capable of going at speed. Which does not mean 'all cyclists' of course!

    As for the idiot we're talking of: well, I suppose we just have to accept that there are good 'uns and bad 'uns in every walk of life. Including just about every kind of cyclist. That guy, when he gets behind the wheel of his car, probably behaves likewise. AVOID. And hope he gets shopped and brought to book.
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