Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by User, 18 Sep 2007.
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!!
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.
I've done this too, but unfortunately the next car came up behind the guy opposite me and so I had to reverse...
Mr P, unusual for you to let someone else win.
but RT, it must be such fun to reverse an artic down a hill!
... must remember to put a copy of Harry Potter in my car.
It wasn't BonJ in the Metro was it?!
can a metro even do a hill start in reverse?
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.
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.
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.
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?
RT you have mentioned it before and it is a legendary tactic in my book.
Mister P and bonj, when are you guys gonna get a damn room?
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