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Video Quiz

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Bollo, 27 Nov 2007.

  1. Bollo

    Bollo Gas Giant Staff Member

    Location:
    Winch


    Watching this video, have I

    (a) given such 'eyeballs out' effort during my commute home that I've accidently peddled to France, where the oncoming Madamoisselle is clearly confused that I'm cycling on the wrong side side of the road?

    (:sad: become a character in BBC2's 'Heroes' and discovered I have secret powers of invisibility. The oncoming car is being driven by Sylar, who wishes to cut-and-shut my skull in order to steal my powers?

    (c) been negligent by only wearing a high-viz jacket and having a L&M Vega going full-blast at 3:30 in the afternoon? I'm a parasite, don't pay any road tax and so have no rights to the road, or life for that matter. Its her civic duty to dash my brains across her windscreen.

    Oh, and the van was just taking the p1ss!

    (For the record, the camera's mounted on the left hand side of the handlebars, so my position was central enough to take what road was available . Looking at the gap between my left hand curb and her road position, I don't think it would have made any difference. She just couldn't get her head around waiting 2 seconds for a bike, right of way or not.)
     
  2. Jacomus-rides-Gen

    Jacomus-rides-Gen New Member

    Location:
    Guildford / London
    Report to the police with a copy of the video. Immidiately.
     
  3. OP
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    Bollo

    Bollo Gas Giant Staff Member

    Location:
    Winch
    Would you believe this is just outside Bollo Jr's school gates, and this is just the start of the afternoon school run?

    I also live very close to the school so I get the 'full benefit' of the traffic. Despite constant appeals from the school and our residents' association for more considerate parking and safer driving, the morning and evening runs are frightening.
     
  4. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
    Scary! Glad you're OK mate.
     
  5. Jacomus-rides-Gen

    Jacomus-rides-Gen New Member

    Location:
    Guildford / London
    I saw a brilliant piece on road safety outside schools on one of those Police programs, possibly Police, Camera Action.

    A couple of officers manned a radar gun outside a schools gates and every car they caught speeding was pulled over, and the driver forced to expain to the children why they considered their journey more important that the childrens lives.

    the spluttering and stammering produced when trying to expain to 30-odd primaryshool children, their teachers and parents, why they thought it was acceptable to speed past the school gates was brilliant.
     
  6. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    There's a road behind our house where that kind of behaviour is common. what you should have done is taken the middle of the road, and stopped alongside the last parked car. She then has no option but to either shout a load of abuse at you or pull over to her side of the road. Either way, she'll remember the next time it happens.
     
  7. Jacomus-rides-Gen

    Jacomus-rides-Gen New Member

    Location:
    Guildford / London
    Or screech to a stop in the middle of the lane, delicately flicking the rear of the bike round. Whipping your Desert Eagle .50 from your jersey pocket and telling her to "back the f*ck up"/.

    :sad: ;) :biggrin: :sad: :wacko: :biggrin: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

    I love sleeping sometimes
     
  8. Jacomus-rides-Gen

    Jacomus-rides-Gen New Member

    Location:
    Guildford / London
    Or screech to a stop in the middle of the lane, delicately flicking the rear of the bike round. Whipping your Desert Eagle .50 from your jersey pocket and telling her to "back the f*ck up".

    :sad: ;) :biggrin: :sad: :wacko: :biggrin: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

    I love sleeping sometimes
     
  9. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    Anyone ever tried pulling a moonie on a driver?
     
  10. OP
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    Bollo

    Bollo Gas Giant Staff Member

    Location:
    Winch
    They're difficult to carry, but I can usually squeeze a seventh day adventist into the panniers .... Thank you, I'm here all evening.

    As for a head to head, I'd eyeballed the driver as soon as she'd pulled out, and she'd genuinely not registered my existance (Answer b is correct, but not the bit about the superpowers or Sylar). You get that sixth sense feeling that this one might be trouble, hence my flight rather than fight.

    You can't see it on the vid, but she finally realised what might have happened at the would-be point of impact, and yanked the car to the left a bit to show willing.
     
  11. Bokonon

    Bokonon Über Member

    Maybe she was trying to avoid the door zone, hence being so far to her right?

    I'm not suprised she didn't bother seeing you before pulling out of the side road, but she really should have seen you once she had straightened up on the road and then stopped to let you pass. Very poor observation/driving.
     
  12. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    Jeez! I think I'd have been tempted to actually force her to stop, but she might well have just run over me... Or tuned round and chased up up the road... That would the perfect place for the line "What part of this bright yellow jacket did you not see?"

    What part of Winchester is that BTW Bollo? Oh, and last time I was there, I saw those advertising bikes you were having a moan about a while back, blocking up a sheffield stand. I was with my Mum, so I didn't go and give them a kick for you, but I gave them a mental kick, if that helps...:biggrin:
     
  13. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    Someone asked me this this morning as I described the various examples of idiocy I was subjected to on my commute home last night. I pointed out that I wear bibshorts so it's not possible. :biggrin:

    The same person then suggested I ram a finger up my hoop, through the lycra, and then wipe it down the driver's window or windscreen.:biggrin:

    Anyone done this?
     
  14. Amanda P

    Amanda P The CycleChat user formerly known as Uncle Phil

    You see, you just don't get it Bollo. Se's driving a car. You're on a bike. Therefore, she is more important than you, and it's your job to get out of the way. If you don't, well, tough.

    At least, that seems to be so many drivers' attitude.

    I think there may be some deja vu about, or is it just me? Have I said that already?
     
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    Bollo

    Bollo Gas Giant Staff Member

    Location:
    Winch
    Arch,

    This took place just outside Western Primary in Fulflood. The school has the typical school run problems and has tried most of the solutions, but it remains a bun-fight just because of the limited road space and the volume of cars trying to fit on it.

    Part of the reason for getting the ATC was to capture some of the more entertaining lunacy to give weight to the school head's and residents' concerns.

    PS. Thanks for giving the adbikes a mental kicking. The council appears not to 'give a flying' so I've given up and just lock-up outside the City Museum now. I did have the idea of knocking up an alternative menu for one of the main offenders in the 'Fight-Club' style. If I get some time off from earning wiggle vouchers I'll give this a go and film the results.