- Nutter blocking the track. -Who's wrong?
I had one this morning, 4 Metre wide empty hardpack on the flat. MOD land, used by walkers, MTB’ers and regular races. Me spinning along nicely going to work just enjoying it. A single bloke on his own (definitely no dog with this one) going the other way sees me 100M off and starts waving his hands and saying “slow down”.
We had that a couple of weeks ago, heading back to the car at the end of a ride. Guy on the path up ahead sees us and he’s moved over to one side anyway. As we approach he starts going mental and screaming “SLOW DOWN” at us. We brake and pass him and he’s still going mental. As I passed him I glanced backwards…
About 100 yards further on, I notice something by my side. It’s the nutter, pedalling furiously on a BSO screaming “F*CKING SLOW DOWN” and he’s swiping at me and trying to knock me off 😆 . It’s at this point I notice he’s a bit of a mad old jakey. Mid 40s, ravaged by booze.
I slam my brakes on and he shoots past me and starts heading after my mate and he starts giving him a torrent of abuse. I catch up and he’s going mental. Told him to calm down and that we did brake as we went past him but he was verging on foaming at the mouth.Posted 6 years agoBoardinBobSubscriber
Well slow down properly then.
Jeez. Did anyone ever consider that they might be being asked to slow down for a reason? Just because you don’t see the reason at first glance, doesn’t mean it’s not there. And even if you can’t see the reason yourself it’s all subjective.
And based on my own judgement, we weren’t going too fast, so me, you and the random glasgow junky will just have to agree to disagree.Posted 6 years agoglenpMember
Fair enough – I wasn’t there. No – I’ve never been mugged.
Just one of my many high horses. Cyclists don’t realise how fast it feels to everyone else. Nor do they (generally) realise just how much other people appreciate it if you stop completely or drop to walking pace.Posted 6 years agomountaincarrotMember
It’s more often the female variety of non-cyclist who assume we have absolutely no control and are liable to hit anything within ten feet.
According to this apparent discrepancy, I do tend to slow down more for women than men. Call me a Gentleman.
But for someone to step out in front of a fast moving bike and deliberately expose themselves to danger indicates they don’t think the cyclist is a danger to them per se, they just don’t want anyone to be cycling along perfectly normally actually trying to get somewhere.Posted 6 years ago
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