Losing my patience
Have I got “stop me and have a pop” stamped on my forehead or bike? – Jesus – Just about had enough of walkers and motorists stopping to have a pop when I am obeying the law, minding my own business etc.
I am fed up with all those cyclists that give the rest of us a bad name and makes the general population label you as a nuisance – this is a fault of both people who generalise and the cocks that ride like they have a death wish.
Has anyone else found that people are far to vocal towards cyclists these days?
[feel free to ignore my grumpiness] 😉Posted 5 years ago
I got stopped by a lorry this morning – I was crossing the dual carriageway (where there is a path through the central reservation) – it is far safer than the “cycleway” @ drumbridges roundabout which is lethal at rush hour – I have been doing it nearly every day for 7 years – just because he has seen cyclists being dangerous he immediately labels me the same and starts having a pop. Trouble is if I say F Off it just makes his bigoted view more so?
Do I represent all cyclists then – cummon man. 🙁Posted 5 years agostumpy01Member
I feel the same when I’m driving of late.
Seems like everyone wants to cut in at the last minute on slip roads and then brake hard, slowing me down. People pulling out on me on roundabouts, getting in the wrong lane on roundabouts to make up a few cars and then cut across lanes to get back where they need to be, people overtaking and then deciding that they actually want to come off at the rapidly approaching slip lane but rather than tuck in behind just sit alonside me indicating, expecting me to slow down to let them in…..
the list goes on. Have had quite a depressing week of commuting, really. Hassle everyday.
On the other hand – had an ace road ride on Mon night. Inbred was caked in mud, but the gears were still working lovely, no real wind to speak of which is a rarity in the Fenny flatlands, lots of courteous drivers and 7 mins quicker than the last time I did the same route (23 miles) mainly due to the lack of wind, I think.
Chin up, foxyrider. Didn’t you say you are off on holiday with the missus soon?Posted 5 years agoBigface0_0Member
GGGRgrrr, I was out on Sunday on a road ride with the 2 kids (9 and 10yrs both on 24″ road bikes) I was behind them both about 2 foot in the road to shield them from Muppets in cars as I would rather get run over than them. This ride was in the New forest not on main roads and the amount of people beeping and getting angry was crazy. I was no way blocking any cars from passing but we had about 5 honks and some t~@T shouting out the window!
Every time it scares the girls, people in cars must be able to see I had 2 kids with me so why not just pass slowly and enjoy the fact that my kids aren’t fat lay about and are enjoying the great outdoors, I like nothing more than seeing a parent trying to get kids involved in my sport, what’s wrong with some people….
RANT OVER, feel much better. ))Posted 5 years agokimbersSubscriber
This morning i had a cyclist shout me out of the way so he could ride across the pavement quicker
i was really tempted to knock him off
i also had to catch up with a white van man yesterday and explain how his indicators worked after he cut me up twice on my commute
and on monday a lovely lady in a merc clipped my bars with her wing mirror and looked really outraged when i pulled infront of her at the lights and made rude gestures
i think im just getting old and grumpy tbhPosted 5 years ago
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