Managed 10 mins of a ride before getting in an argument with a car
had a similar encounter with the Fife Police……. I caught up with the officer and felt it appropriate to explain the error of their ways. Was amazed at how quickly they closed ranks and apparently it was my fault for “being in the way” when the road narrowed….. A call to the local Inspector ensured arses were suitably booted…Posted 7 years agoiaincSubscriber
I had one today on a back road pootle near Strathaven. Farmer type in a black 4×4, with animal trailer on – saw me coming the other way and actually tried to force me off the bike by squeezing me onto the gravel – prick…..
nowt you can do – middle of nowhere, me on bike, farmer and mate in car – only one outcome 👿Posted 7 years agomikewsmithSubscriber
Was heading down Buttermere when some rather close overtaking tool place ending up with a plastic 4×4 rather close along side me so tapped the side with my hands to ask for more room, driver took a little offence to this and finally stopped so we had to pass. He seemed to object to my hand hitting his car a short explanation of any closer and i’d have been off mate didn’t seem to concern him wish I’d gone in with the bars now!!Posted 7 years agosamuriMember
I rarely bother raising it any more it’s so common. I realise I have serious issues when it comes to bad drivers. Killing issues.
I need to address these but for the time being I’ll just mouth off and signal to the worse ones that they can discuss it at a more personal level if they’d like.Posted 7 years agoTravisMember
I get this daily, in the cycle lane.
They think it’s safe and sometimes funny to suddenly veer into the lane because the road ahead is blocked.
Yet when I smack the side of the car they think it’s my fault.
How I haven’t really lost it yet, I don’t know. Probably because I know listen to soft, calm relaxing music and say to myself, that it’s only a few (car drivers) that are just down right manicPosted 7 years agodon simonMember
The law states that a car must give 1,5m to a bike. If I tap/hit the window of a car and they stop,I calmly tell them that surely there is a mistake, because if I could hit the car they clearly were within this 1,5m distance which is illegal. They usually shut up at this point. 😀Posted 7 years agoR.lepechaSubscriber
had this done to me so many times.. but if you resort to pavement riding(quiet ones) people on the pavement moan. so what can you do. some one pulled out on my dad on his commute home from work once(driver not paying attention or maybe thought they had right of way) so my dad slowed down quick enough so he could nudge into the car without going over the bars. rather hard nudge since it dinted there door.
worce time I’ve nearly been knocked of on the road was coming home from lothertonhall. there were 3 of us coming down this road(no pavements) so we were right up against the grass verges. a hgv and a flat bed van came past and both of them were very very few centimeters away from our bars the back of the flatbed actually clipped my bar. but we couldn’t swerve or anything because there was a grass verge in the way.Posted 7 years agoatlazMember
Even in cars, some drivers aren’t much better. Going into London on Thursday someone dinged the drivers side rear panel. Shit happens but when I indicated and waved at him out of the window to follow me (to a side road to check the car, not for a fight), he shot across three lanes of traffic, did a u-turn and was gone.Posted 7 years ago
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