Belligerent disco bloke in Portsmouth – Mark Green Disco BD08 XGL
Appears to be back on YouTube:
And with an interesting comment from the original victim:
I reported via 101 on 01/11/2012 and had a very positive meeting with a policewoman who came over to my house this morning to take a statement and a copy of the video. I won’t go into any more detail now as it may affect? further proceedings, but I will update when I can.
😆Posted 5 years agoMister PMember
“I’ll get out and knock you out”
Erm, you are out and you don’t actually seem to be doing much. All fart and no poo these people.
The rider seems to attract these charming drivers –
I wouldn’t have even bothered stopping in that instance. Although I probably would have twatted his wing mirror “accidentally”.Posted 5 years ago
What I don’t understand is that in both those videos the drivers are in the wrong*, but they get out apparently ready to have fight.
Does Portsmouth water contain too much testosterone? Or is it just a town full of desperately sad frustrated little men?
* (the rider could have stopped in both cases, but he really shouldn’t have to)Posted 5 years agotrickydiscoMember
Notice it says on youtube
BD08 XGL – Mark Green Disco & Karaoke
reported via 101 on 01/11/2012 and had a very positive meeting with a policewoman who came over to my house this morning to take a statement and a copy of the video. I won’t go into any more detail now as it may affect further proceedings, but I will update when I can.Posted 5 years agoScamperMember
I’ll stick my neck out here, but matey boy short disco man was turning from a tight residential road into a road with cars parked on both sides and thus it looked impossible to make the turn keeping to his side of the road. As he was making the turn the cyclist was still some way off but he should have still seen him, and he could have stopped, but that would have just completely blocked the cyclists exit onto the road, and we are presuming the cyclist was of course indicating if he wanted to turn left or right. Just one of those things, and if it was me cycling i’d have not given it a second thought or slowed down instead of trying to make a point. Wonder if the cyclist gesticulated first too, although Disco Man’s reaction was of course way out of line and should get all he deserves.Posted 5 years agoPeterPoddyMember
the driving was poor in both cases
No it wasn’t. Cyclist rides along in straight line, avoids van as it turns in, driver gives him lip. Cyclist has done nothing wrong that I can see. Driver is an asshat.
If that was me on the bike is have ripped into him good and proper. I thought the cyclist was very restrained TBH.
That said, it is a bit of a storm in a teacup.Posted 5 years ago
Just one of those things, and if it was me cycling i’d have not given it a second thought or slowed down instead of trying to make a point.
That seems to be exactly what he did though.
Pretty sure his original description, before it got pulled, said something along the lines of “Driver ahead was taking a ‘pompey corner’. That’s just how it goes round here. Thought nothing of it and rode past only to have him shout at me then threaten me”
If you watch the vid he goes past and only stops to “make a point” when the driver shouts something.Posted 5 years ago
It rather confirms my theory that some folk are either deliberately seeking out confrontation or they’re getting some visceral thrill from it.
Hurrah! It took long enough for one of those to come along!Posted 5 years ago
Me, I rode in front of a bus the other day, just to get the argument on camera. Good it was. Need a new bike though.
well done you have focussed on and copied the part of my post that was the less important bit and therefore missed the point
anyway, drivers (including me) should always look well into the road into which they are turning before doing actually making the turn – the numpties in the videos didn’t look properly (one of them even admits not seeing the cyclist)Posted 5 years agostumpy01Member
I have to agree that in the second vid, the cyclist could have slowed. Fairly narrow road double parked, and the car driver did seem to be driving quite cautiously.
I don’t think the car driver was right to toot, but equally the cyclist could have done more to make the situation less inflammatory.
In an ideal world, perhaps the driver shouldn’t have pulled out. But given the double parking there, it is not that surprising that he couldn’t see everything and he did appear to be proceeding cautiously until the cyclist whizzed up to him.
Near where my sister lives there is parking like that & you often cannot see 100% what is coming when pulling out. So I proceed slowly & with caution, windows down so I can hear approaching road users & with a small amount of assumption that other road users will be driving equally carefully given the situation.Posted 5 years agofranksinatraSubscriber
Near where my sister lives there is parking like that & you often cannot see 100% what is coming when pulling out. So I proceed slowly & with caution, windows down so I can hear approaching road users & with a small amount of assumption that other road users will be driving equally carefully given the situation.
There is no place for reasonable, measured response on this forum You do not belong here. Do you not see that pitchforks are ready, you have no right to dampen the angry enthusiasm. Please leave. 😉Posted 5 years ago
I have to agree that in the second vid, the cyclist could have slowed
But you have an instant, in a situation like that, to make the right decision. Slowing is not necessarily right because you still have a car coming at you, and little space to do anything if the car doesn’t stop. It looked to me like the cyclist made the other choice, which was to go for the gap. No issue with that at all, for me.Posted 5 years agodruidhMemberJon Hall wrote:
I have to agree that in the second vid, the cyclist could have slowed
But you have an instant, in a situation like that, to make the right decision.
He’d have had longer to reach that decision if he’s been looking where he was going and not down at his front wheel. Again, a momentary feathering of the brakes would have slowed him down enough that the car would have pulled out, got past the other cars and been able to pull over a bit.Posted 5 years ago
stumpy01: I don’t think the second car driver was doing anything particularly wrong. As you say, it was a tight space and he was going slowly.
But then I don’t think the cyclist did anything wrong either. He could get through and out the way, so he did. For some unknown reason that really irritated the driver – personally I’d have been quite happy that I didn’t have to complete the manoeuvre with someone waiting that I’d then have to try and get past.Posted 5 years agorudebwoyMember
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