- How do you deal with idiots that cut you up?
Particularly when you’re pumped full of adrenelin from nearly being killed and then you pull up alongside the culprit at the lights?Posted 1 month ago
I knew I could’t hit him but getting sweary and shouty doesn’t really help either.
I thought I had adapted my riding style to be less aggressive in traffic to avoid problems caused by others and I’m not in a rush to get anywhere but it is happening more and more often.
I am almost at the point where I don’t want to ride anymore.
Edit: I was cycling, he was in a car.feedSubscriber
I like to cycle along side the stationary car, tap gently on the window and when they roll down the window I quietly explain the issue and suggest they give more room next time. Always results in the driver agreeing that their overtaking was indeed less than ideal and agreeing to be more considerate next time………
In some parallel universe maybe, in the real world I call them every name under the sun. Haven’t resorted to threatening their pets yet. My favorite all time run in was the verbals with the three big feckers in a car who after 10 minutes of us shouting abuse at each other identified themselves as undercover cops, boy how we laughed 🙂Posted 1 month agoAdamTMember
I got cut up by a supermarket van on Thu. It had a very memorable license plate. I hit the lap button on my Garmin right afterwards, so had an accurate record of time and location. They were well within the 1.5m close pass range for which they could get 3 points/£100 fine
I dropped them an email with the info and suggested they donate £100 to the local air ambulance. No idea what they’ll come back with.Posted 1 month agoeulachMember
ps. Weekend Forum Moderator type person might like to know that the URL for this page contains the actual word ****. 😂
They need to sort their ******* swear filter out then. ****.
Seriously, I didn’t mean to offend. Sorry. I assumed the filter would take care of it and I can’t edit now.Posted 1 month agoEdukatorMember
In one extreme case involving a narrow road, a very wide caravan, three of us on a tandem, contact and some furious pedaling to catch the culprit at some lights, I opened the passenger door, dived across the passenger, grabbed the keys and invited the driver to a meeting at the local gendarmerie. It all went fine, but I wouldn’t try the same everywhere or without the same level of proof.Posted 1 month agoBigJohnSubscriber
Before the days of self-locking doors I’ve managed to reach inside, remove the key and launch it over the nearest hedge.
Once I dummied throwing the key and subtly tossed it under the driver’s seat. Car still there hours later.
But the **** who pulled out across me on Marquis Drive on Thursday in his shiny blue Audi (the bit of Marquis Drive that’s at the top of Shitbag Hill – still a dirt track) as I was coming back from a lap of the Monkey probably spent this morning getting a new door mirror fitted. They make a lovely crunchy sound as you smack down on them.Posted 1 month agodannyhMember
A while ago I was aggressively squeezed for the second time in a minute by an overtaking car, overtaking into oncoming traffic. The driver very nearly clipped my handlebar with their wing mirror. 100 yds from a junction where they were going to have to stop anyway.
I was not in the mood and let loose the word that rhymes with ‘front’ at the top of my voice. As the car pulled in front of me I noticed it was a learner with what I assumed to be her mother ‘teaching’ her to ‘drive’.
As we got to the lights, the mother did the whole ‘pretend to be leaning against the window with your arm up whilst talking to the driver thing’. The lights go to green, I am turning left, they are turning right. I pull away and the learner stalls it……and then the equally inattentive pillock behind goes into the back of them.
I remember thinking to myself that karma is getting very quick nowadays.Posted 1 month agojezzepSubscriber
I had one last weekend that cut me up and nearly knocked me off. Naturally I did the w-anchor hand signal, probably not wise. Anyhows they proceeded to a humpback bridge in front of me rough justice the car approaching from the opposite direction made the car pull abrupt stop they lost traction and drove into the curb, pop went the tyre and they had to pull over….;) Cycled past a pissed off driver with a trashed alloy and puncture. Couldn’t help a wave and cheery smile.
In the end the reality is you’re doing what you love, they’re stuck in a tin box.
JeZPosted 1 month ago
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