When you know you shouldn't (confessional)

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by User, 18 Sep 2007.

  1. User

    User Guest

  2. JamesAC

    JamesAC Senior Member

    Location:
    London
    I used to drive (for my shame) a Land Rover (one of the proper ones, not one of these poncy "Discos"). I had a similar situation. So I turned the engine off, put my feet up on the dashboard, and started on the Telegraph crossword. After a couple of minutes, the other guy backed off.

    I'm not sure if was the beat up old LR, or the Telegraph crossword that did the trick!!


    Cheers
     
  3. I've mentioned this before on here, but my trick in the lorry was to get my travel kettle and teabags out, put them on the dashboard and start making myself a nice refreshing brew. ;)
     
  4. I've done this too, but unfortunately the next car came up behind the guy opposite me and so I had to reverse...
     
  5. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Mr P, unusual for you to let someone else win.
     
  6. zimzum42

    zimzum42 Legendary Member

    but RT, it must be such fun to reverse an artic down a hill!
     
  7. buggi

    buggi Bird Saviour

    Location:
    Solihull
    ... must remember to put a copy of Harry Potter in my car.
     
  8. Smeggers

    Smeggers New Member

    It wasn't BonJ in the Metro was it?! ;)
     
  9. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    can a metro even do a hill start in reverse?
     
  10. It's not really a problem, once you're able to physically reverse an artic, but generally people see the size of the vehicle and think "ooh, that must be difficult to reverse" and give you right of way. Except for the occasional muppet who sees it as some kind of challenge.;)
     
  11. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    If the bit at your left where cars were parked is part of the road then you should have given way, as the presence of parked cars takes precedence over hills. If it's off the road, then he should have given way as you were going up the hill.
    Although I'm not really even sure why they have that rule, as it's harder to reverse up a hill than it is to go forward up a hill.
     
  12. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Veteran

    Location:
    Essex
    Probably a historical thing. Not all early cars had handbrakes (from what I recall) which would make hill starts difficult. Hence right of way going up. Equally I could be talking rubbish.
     
  13. I thought the whole 'give way to the person going downhill' thing was a throwback to when people used to ride around in horse drawn carriages - because it's almost impossible to reverse a horse and carriage uphill. Or did I dream it?
     
  14. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    RT you have mentioned it before and it is a legendary tactic in my book.
     
  15. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Mister P and bonj, when are you guys gonna get a damn room?
     
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