Cyclists' rant thread

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Iron Pingu    pirate
19/01/2011 at 14:11
It should be illegal to cycle in the dark without lights and bright clothing.  Nearly knocked some b*gger of his bike yesterday because he was playing the invisible man on a roundabout.
LIVERBIRD    pirate
19/01/2011 at 14:27

I got BEEPED by the car behind me today on Smithdown Road because I was giving the cyclist in front of me sufficient room and time to move off from the lights. He was helmet-clad, in full cycle gear with lights and hi viz and everything. Not even an invisible man!

Lit up like a Christmas tree but the dick behind me clearly thought I should plough him down.

cougie    pirate
19/01/2011 at 15:16

Er Pingu - it IS illegal to ride at night without lights.

(as for bright clothing - you can be as bright as you want in the dark and you're still not very visible - I'd much rather have reflective than bright)

19/01/2011 at 15:30
cougie is right. Illegal without lights at night-time. Only the police couldn't give two hoots
because stopping a cyclist with no lights or even on a footpath is a waste of police time.
cougie    pirate
19/01/2011 at 15:36
Anyone riding after dark without lights isnt really needed in the gene pool anyway.
Iron Pingu    pirate
19/01/2011 at 15:52
Darwin awards anyone?
LIVERBIRD    pirate
19/01/2011 at 18:56
I LOVE natural selection!
17/08/2012 at 18:06
And yesterday I was stopped at a junction and a car drove straight into the back of me. Broad daylight, good visibility, wearing hi-vis 'builders vest' and a hi-vis cover to my rucsac (and helmet). I went into the air and landed on my backside. Fortunately, nothing broken except my bike. And the windscreen, bonnet and number plate of the car. How I escaped with multiple bruises and grazes lord only knows. The police attended and I have all the details. My solicitor now has two ongoing cases with my name on them.......
17/08/2012 at 18:33

Womble, don't you think there might be a message in there somewhere?

Blisters    pirate
17/08/2012 at 21:42

Oh Womble, I do hope that the dick head gets a right shafting before having their insurance refused for renewal. I think that they might appreciate it a little more if they fell down a full flight of stairs on their coccyx before smacking their wrist on something expensive and hard.

Let me guess "I didn't see you"?

Sympathy to Womble =1, driver = 0.


17/08/2012 at 23:16
Wilkie, first incident pedestrian ran across London Bridge without seeing me. Result: fracture dislocation of my left elbow. Second incident, me waiting at a give way line, heard car coming up behind me too fast presuming he was going to use right hand line and zoom around me (junction is on to a roundabout). That was until I heard braking with a screech just before the car hit me.

The message might be that cycling is too dangerous if you always wear hi-vis and cycle sensibly.

Blisters, I think he was almost as shocked as I was. There's no excuse for "not seeing" but he made no attempt to even start to find one. Seeing the dent in his windscreen I am completely amazed at how unbroken I am. Although there's a very long list of all my injuries now on my GP's computer system.
cougie    pirate
18/08/2012 at 00:57
Poor womble - hope it all works out for you today.

I did enjoy the self inflicted crash I saw tonight.
Drunk man on mtb on wrong side of the road with no lights wiped out avoiding a car coming towards him round a corner. Hilllarious.

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