Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by User, 26 Jul 2007.
You say nothing. Blank him completely, while getting out a pencil and a bit of paper and writing down his details, ensuring you get the whole thing on your helmet camera too.
You could produce a copy of the Highway Code and look innocent and confused and ask him to show you where it says you have to give way...?
Sometimes - when hooted e.g. for not being on the cycle path that someone thinks I should be on, I simply give a quick wave without looking back, or sometimes a kind of palms-up-what's-going-on approach & but without any verbal confrontation...
...take the American approach and point a colt .45 in his direction and tell him to make your day?
Totally ignore. Any acknowledgement of his horn blowing gives the impression he may actually be in the right. All his noise has just drawn attention to himself, if you just carry on then everyone thinks he's just a pillock making a racket. Which just about sums it all up
I'd go one of two ways;
1. Ask him to indicate to me where the law or the highway code compels me to give way; he won't be able to, so I laugh and cycle away, shaking my head in wry amusement (to tick him off even more)
2. Tell him if he wants to argue about, to pull over and get out of the van; he's unlikely to - if he doesn't, I laugh and cycle away, shaking my head in wry amusement (to tick him off even more). If he does, I knack him.
Smile and wave and wish him a cheery good morning. Continue to do so until he gives up.
Otherwise, what Bren said.
Just smile at him, it will either pacify him or make him angry, either way you win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You could argue the toss withhim re highway code, common sense etc; it may work for some, and may make others think about it afterwards. Or, you could dismount, and run towards his van waving a tin of anchovies, shouting "Raspeberry ripple? Raspberry ripple? We never had that during the war!"
What really annoys them is take a picture of the van and them with your camera phone as they then think you'll send it or call thei boss and they may be in trouble.
Only works on sign written vans however.
Really boils their blood!!
Have a clove of garlic at the ready, take a large bite of it and then breath in his face.
Best none-agressive response EVER!!! :?:
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