Today I made a cyclist smile :-)

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by Tiberius Baltar, 18 Jul 2012.

  1. Tiberius Baltar

    Tiberius Baltar Active Member

    Location:
    Liverpool
    Hi all,

    I had one of those stand out moments today that made me feel good and made a perfect stranger smile with gratitude. I was driving my taxi (I know! Bloody taxi drivers!) along a busy main road in Halewood and happened to hit some rather severe road works (bloody gas board!).

    None of this was out of the ordinary until I spotted a poor fella on his bike trying unsuccessfully to move out to his right in order to safely get through the narrow stretch of road where the roadworks were.

    Upon seeing this gentleman nearly squashed by a bus then a car then a van I decided to take action! I pulled up behind him and to his surprise I moved out to my right completely blocked all the filtering traffic and waved him through. I did not move my car until he had cleared the roadworks and I had been called some choice names by the now stationary traffic which was building up behind me.

    At the next set of lights there was a knock on my window and a slightly out of breath but grateful cyclist with a big smile couldn't thank me enough while the inconsiderate b****rds in the cars behind gave me evil glares as I laughed away with my fellow cyclist! Ha ha ha ha.
     
  2. glasgowcyclist

    glasgowcyclist Charming but somewhat feckless

    Location:
    Scotland

    Well done you! It's nice to be nice and it makes both parties feel good.


    GC
     
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  3. Mr Haematocrit

    Mr Haematocrit msg me on kik for android

    Location:
    Out of the saddle
    nice one fella, you made another cyclist smile
     
  4. TonyEnjoyD

    TonyEnjoyD Veteran

    Nice one - a rare gent of the road
     
  5. bobcat

    bobcat Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Rye
    Well played!
     
  6. Pat "5mph"

    Pat "5mph" A kilogrammicaly challenged woman Moderator

    Location:
    Glasgow
    :bravo::biggrin::cheers::hugs:
    Nice one! :thumbsup:
     
  7. Ian Cooper

    Ian Cooper Expat Yorkshireman

    That story made my day!
     
  8. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Hence why we should all give big smiley waves to folk that are great to us cyclists. I do the same when in the car.

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  9. 400bhp

    400bhp Guru

    This must be a wind up.

    Car drivers are the devil's spawn. :whistle:
     
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    Tiberius Baltar

    Tiberius Baltar Active Member

    Location:
    Liverpool
    I kid ye not. I actually used my motor vehicle in the defense of a lonely cyclist! :angel:
     
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  11. From now on i will see taxi drivers in a new light!:angel:
     
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  12. Pat "5mph"

    Pat "5mph" A kilogrammicaly challenged woman Moderator

    Location:
    Glasgow
    You'll not find another one like Tiberius, not even if you get to cycle another 100 years!
     
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    Tiberius Baltar

    Tiberius Baltar Active Member

    Location:
    Liverpool
    *blush* :blush:

    Ha ha I'm gonna print all this out and show it to my passengers!
     
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