Driven off the road by a "cyclist"
If I’m coming up to a queue of traffic I’ll take the middle of the lane, occasionally filter but if it’s moving I’m happy to wait/have a breather. If I’m moving at the same speed as the traffic I’ll usually be pretty central as well, fed up of people overtaking me just because I’m there.Posted 4 years ago
A new one for me!
Apparently he couldn’t be bothered waiting behind me as he couldnt wait to get to the queue of traffic waiting at the red light up ahead. So he just forced his way through (in his car)! “I’m a cyclist as well you know mate.” No you’re a bellend. Told him as much and cycled off.
Its on a 500 yard stretch of dual carriageway just near Greenodd (dunno whether anyone knows it). A roundabout is being installed so they split one side of the dual carriageway with cones down the middle, and traffic from both directions now travels up and down this.
Dunno what I could have done differntly, apparently he wanted me to cycle in the side of the road (otherwise known as the gutter) so he could get past. I think i really should have been more in the middle of the lane so he wouldnt have even considered forcing his way through.
What could I have done differently? Pulled in, let all the cars past and then overtaken them all again at the red light? Cycled more in the middle of the lane? Gone a different route? Fought him in hand to hand combat? Any other good suggestions?Posted 4 years agogoyawaveMember
Know it well, Mrs Goyawave grew up there but we haven’t been up since the roadworks started. Such a short dual carriageway with the crossing junction has always been the scene of almighty fookwittery! So same drivers, same stretch of road, different layout equals field day for bell ends!
+1 for moving toward the centre of the lane if I don’t think there is enough room to pass.Posted 4 years agosingletrackmindMember
Wobble around alot ( after making sure they are a few meters behind you ) , a few ‘S’ shaped swerves makes you look like an accident waiting to happen . Makes you appear bigger and more mobile than a skinny man riding arrow straight down the side of the road.
I think pointless overtakes on the run in to stationary traffic is the one thing that really makes me question drivers mentality. Surely they know you are going to filter to the head of the queue, and accelerating from a dead stop takes an awful lot more energy than maintaining a constant speed?Posted 4 years ago
“I’m a cyclist as well you know mate.”
This must be the new phrase for knobheads. A guy in a black Freelander cut me up so I signalled he likes to pleasure himself.
He then stopped and said there was no need for hand gestures, he was a cyclist, my handlebars were too wide and the oncoming car was at fault for not slowing down.
I ranted a bit about giving space and he drove off.
WTF?Posted 4 years ago
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