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  • ChunkyMTB
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    Why not just ignore him and let Darwin take care of him?

    Seriously not worth getting bothered about he’ll been taken out the gene pool soon enough.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Personally, find the car drivers worse than the non-cyclist cyclists. Drivers put me in danger, idiots on bikes are just a danger to themselves and I don’t care about them.

    joao3v16
    Member

    If its a red light, stop. You’re a vehicle, you’re on the road, stop. Its not working for NASA it’s simple rules of the road!

    Pop-corn? Check
    Beer? Check
    Comfy chair? Check

    Right, carry on…

    Premier Icon fadda
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    Not great, is it?

    Properly spelt and punctuated, without random capitals.

    3/10

    bikebouy
    Member

    Phah,

    I nearly got squished last night too whilst out on my late afternoon ride.. Simple enough, a guy pulled out on a roundabout and didn’t see me..

    Just a normal day then..

    I too have a large coffee and some toast and just about to recline and wait for the barrage of..

    Tut, tut’s

    MartinGT
    Member

    I would agree with letting them get squished and the shocking drivers. BUT, when I see something like that I feel I have a responsibility to educate people.

    loddrik
    Member

    I run red lights and undertake. I make no apologies for it.

    MartinGT
    Member

    I run red lights and undertake. I make no apologies for it.

    0/10

    I cycle with the aim of being safe not of obeying stupid road law that increases danger for cyclists because it was made without cyclists in mind.

    MartinGT
    Member

    So going through a red light is “safe” Chapeau to you then lad.

    backhander
    Member

    I run red lights and undertake. I make no apologies for it.

    Don’t blame you. If I was in Liverpool I wouldn’t stop either.

    don simon
    Member

    what’s a non-cyclist cyclist?
    Guy on a bike= cyclist.

    sometimes it is safer than waiting because it means you are not mixed up in traffic but have a clear road for the next junction / danger spot. I know of several places where this is true

    Premier Icon nedrapier
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    And we’re off…

    I also undertake (filter, call it what you like) and run red lights.

    Premier Icon ton
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    i am with teej on this.
    self preservation innit……….. 😀

    Most, if not all road law’s are not stupid, they are there for the common good of all. It is when vehicles do not give space or respect for cyclists that things become dangerous.

    Far too many poor motorists on the roads that should not be there.

    I normally obey lights, laws of the road, but find there is an occassion when I break the “rules” in order to be safer.

    Wow – thanks loddrik, tandem, nedrapier – and we wonder why motorists give cyclists a hard time. Thanks to the minority we all face unnecessary aggro on the roads. Time to grow up?

    MartinGT
    Member

    The light/road in question TJ has a cycle lane. The guy shot out as he had a clear run due to the cycle lane and caused a car which was passing to slam on, is this “safe”?

    There are times when its safe to undertake nedrapier, I do it myself, but, only when I know the driver has seen me, i.e the car has physically moved over or waved me through, or when there is a big enough gap and I know I can physically get past. This guy last night, undertook a bus that was half in traffic, half on the bus lane pulling out. He undertook it, then then traffic was merging in. All it took was a 1 min wait and he wouldnt of had to make a stupid move.

    We seem to need to be at XYZ location NOW in this country, slow down, you’ll get there!

    I find the lycra clad are equally bad – rubbish road positioning, poor rearward observation, aggressive riding.

    Teamhurtmore – so I should put myself at risk then to satisfy you?

    I do not jump red lights for my convenience, I do it for my safety

    supercyril
    Member

    How much time per week do I need to spend cycling to be classed as a cyclist? I was ill last week and didn’t use my bikes, do I need to retrain?

    i’m pretty sure it’s legal to undertake in most situations, though i always find it a bit risky – prefer to overtake down the middle personally.

    Spin
    Member

    “It’s these guys that give the real cyclists amongst us bad names.”

    http://tinyurl.com/62cx67x

    I do not jump red lights for my convenience, I do it for my safety

    really!?

    you will mostly out-accelerate a car from a stop.. suppose you might get a bit of open road after the junction.. what’s the argument there?

    personally i do it cos i like hooring it about really fast.

    mcobie
    Member

    “Proper” cyclists do stupid things too you know. Night before last, turning right at lights with a central reservation. As the lights turned green I moved off, and suddenly there was a cyclist on the wrong side of the road (i.e. other side of the central reservation) appears next to me 😯 Luckily I spotted him and managed to stop so he could swerve around the front of me.

    It’s actions like that, that make people p*ssy towards cyclists IMO…*image for representation only – there was no van as shown in image…

    I ride on the pavements. I’ll start obeying the law when car drivers do.

    Premier Icon nedrapier
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    thm. You’ve no idea what I do and when and how I do it. I would be amazed if my actions caused any aggro at all in any driver, pedestrian or cyclist around me. Being considerate to other road users is at the top of my list of priorities (and that includes avoiding the aggro that me being under their wheels or across their bonnet would cause).

    Premier Icon MartynS
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    run red lights if you want, but don’t have a go at pedestrians crossing on the green man getting in your way, you might get pushed off next time….

    pascoa341
    Member

    How much time per week do I need to spend cycling to be classed as a cyclist? I was ill last week and didn’t use my bikes, do I need to retrain?

    Just wear lycra and swear at anyone else if they dare to get in your way, that’s what real “cyclists” do!

    Junkyard
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    Guy on a bike= cyclist.

    person you sexist

    Thanks to the minority we all face unnecessary aggro on the roads. Time to grow up?

    yes the shot cyclists face on a daily basis from car driver is not at all caused by bad car drivers, lack of respect, courtesy or obeying the laws of the road.It is quite clearly the direct consequence of the fact other cyclist occasionally break the law. if the y stopped not cyclist would ever have any trouble.
    I stop at all red lights bar one. to stop at that one is more dangerous for me and it would hold up car drivers. i tend to obey the rule sunless it is more dangerous for me to obey them in which case I dont.
    Bad cyclists dont help but lets be honest there is at least the same % of bad car drivers from what I see on the roads.

    Premier Icon nedrapier
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    MartinGT, I’m not sure how we got down this road, I also hate watching people riding like tools and looking like they’ve got no idea about the risks of their actions.

    Not cool, specially if they’re riding aggressively, so you know they’re making those choices and think they’re good/invincible enough to get away with it, and no amount of pointing out is going to make a difference. Hopefully they’ll get a close call and calm down a bit.

    MartinGT
    Member

    nedrapier, I would agree with the respecting the drivers etc and self preservation.

    As its said time and time again, the amount of shocking drivers definatley out weighs the amount of bad cyclists.

    I just feel were waaaaaay out numbered and actions like this plonker dont help our cause.

    Premier Icon nedrapier
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    MartynS – Member
    run red lights if you want, but don’t have a go at pedestrians crossing on the green man getting in your way, you might get pushed off next time….

    Never would, I never ride though lights if there are any cars or peds around who’ve got right of way. It’s about being considerate. you’d have no right to get annoyed about pedestrians stepping off the pavement without looking if you’ve just pushed through a load crossing on green.

    pascoa341
    Member

    Just out of interest, whereabouts in Leeds was it?

    MartinGT
    Member

    Kirkstall Road

    will
    Member

    See it far too much in London. Quite often it’s probably ok to cross on a red but I just can’t bring myself to do it! Just makes drivers hate you more in my opinion!

    It’s stupid drivers that worry me more though!

    loddrik
    Member

    Tbh I couldn’t give a toss what motorists (of which I am one) think of me, it’s about self preservation first and foremost, of that means flouting the highway code then so be it.

    As someone who was neartly killed by a motorist and spent 6 months on crutches as a result, I reiterate that I make no apologies…

    “**** off Lycra boy, who are you, the police?”

    Quote of the week!

    😆

    MartinGT
    Member

    I did chuckle myself. I wasnt being nasty, I was only saying be careful. If I had called him a “Twunt” and given him abuse, then fair play.

    Premier Icon nedrapier
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    been undertaking busses pascoa341? 🙂

    thm. You’ve no idea what I do and when and how I do it. I would be amazed if my actions caused any aggro at all in any driver, pedestrian or cyclist around me.

    Other than reading that you undertake and run red lights????

    Being considerate to other road users is at the top of my list of priorities (and that includes avoiding the aggro that me being under their wheels or across their bonnet would cause).

    I am struggling with the consistency here?

    Of course, there are bad drivers etc and I was almost taken out a few days ago. But two wrongs don’t make a right. Just because there are bad drivers doesn’t mean that cyclists have the right to ignore rules of the road. Red lights are red lights – period.

    Rule 79 of highway code: Do not ride on the inside of vehicles signalling or slowing down to turn left.

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