To the two monkeys in RAF lycra riding through South Gosforth today:
Yep RAF regt (or SRDG) are rockapes.
Tootall, I have no gripe with RAF police (well no more than monkeys anyway).
I was wrong, they don’t wear white berets they wear white HATS!
Snowdrops – RAF Feds, So called because of their White hats, which they wear so you can see them coming. See also Rozzers, Feds, and Scuffers.
Oh, and everyone gets a maroon beret if serving with airmobile bde (clerks, medics etc) regardless of P-coy or jumps status.Posted 6 years agotoppers3933Member
there are situations where riding two abreast is fine. there are times when its not. the whole ‘why should we get out of their way’ arguement is flawed by the idiocy of some drivers. i know and respectthe fact that its peoples right to do it, there are just times when people are endangering themselves just to make a point.Posted 6 years agonickfMember
Happened upon some idiots riding 3 abreast in Watford the other day, at about 10mph. On a busy road, with a good half a mile of traffic behind them. They were doing on purpose as well – one of the cheeky feckers gave me an ironic OTT wave when he looked behind and saw me glowering.
Look, I’m a cyclist, but even I was seized by the desire to grab their stupid big-wheeled, skinny-tyred, carbon-framed, wierdly-barred things, chase them onto the pavement and repeatedly run over their bikes until little crisp carbon chippings were ground into the tarmac.
OK, I was in my mahoosive 4×4 at the time, thus rendering me liable to bike rage, but even so, these guys needed a thoroughly good smack round the chops with an oiled badger.Posted 6 years ago
Legal or not is it really in the best interests of how the vast bulk of road users percieve cyclists? I am a cyclist (of sorts) and I was annoyed with their lack of consideration.Posted 6 years ago
Have to admit I am becoming less and less sympathetic to hearing about cyclists stories of ill treatment on the roads. Karma in action?JunkyardMember
I dread to think how many times I have had to defend cyclsits on a cycling forum for not breaking the law 🙄Posted 6 years ago
Yes we slowed you down so we deserve poor treatment from random road users who may need to wait a few seconds longer to reach a traffic jam. Why not overtake ? Oh cars soming the other way why not rant about them instead?
Some cyclists are poor , some drivers are poor. the solutions is better better driving standards and respect by all road users. given your rage at someone doing something legal you are aprt of the problem not the solution and ranting on a cycling forum about it ****whatnobeerMember
Lets be honest, as annoying as it might be to be stuck behind cyclist cycling 2 abreast, the amount of time added to your journey is usually very small indeed, how often is that small delay of any consequence?
On top of that its often safer for cyclist to ride side by side to discourage other traffic from squeezing past and leaving little room. Riding single file in the middle of the road is the same. The far lhs of the road is often filled with stuff to give punctures and potholes. Use the other lane to over take when its clear and stop complaining.Posted 6 years ago
Pimpmaster Jazz – Member
I was annoyed with their lack of consideration.
I think that’s the crunch. You can argue that most motorists aren’t considerate to cyclists, but does being deliberately inconsiderate towards drivers help matters?
I would argue that it doesn’t.
Someone who gets it.Posted 6 years agoir_banditoSubscriber
Pimpmaster Jazz frequently gets it, but that’s by the by.
When they were 2-abreast, if they’d been single file, would you have been able to overtake? Right there and then, or even within half a mile? Especially since they’d have been one in front of another and probably going at a reasonable speed, so i guess they were 2 abreast to make sure idiot drivers don’t try to pass.
Roads round S. Gosforth are fairly narrow and usually busy (and rarely above cycling speed).
Its called riding assertivly. You make the assumption as a cyclist that all drivers are idiots and will try and overtake at daft moments which will put you at risk. Therefore, you make sure they really can’t try unless you decide that its safe.
BUT: anyone who rides in RAF lycra is probably a mincer.Posted 6 years ago
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