Lukeyboy wrote:jules21 wrote:
i know some people will say i should yield here, and as a rule i do - what i post here are the exceptions - but this lady p'd me off with her attitude. she is an idiot to think walking on the wrong side of the path and sticking her elbow out to block cyclists is some kind of community service.
for those not familiar, this is the Main Yarra Trail in melbourne - highway 1 for cyclists. she knows what she's doing.
Knock her out of the way next time with your elbow
I don't want to be negative, But I can,t see the point of the post , if it is to make this girl out as being aggressive in any way.
I may be wrong but I am just trying to interpret the pics. Not excusing their over use of the path though.
Yes she is dreamily walking along with the mind in neutral. But the arm is not aggressively jutting out. In fact her elbow seems to be to her rear. Maybe the hip belt was digging in to her, who knows. And her first movements do not indicate any thing other than moving over to her left.
Yes it did take her a while to see the situation but the remarks of "knocking her out of the way", even in jest, are not worthy of us as cyclists. This is a young girl with her mum and I am surprised at the first thoughts are of aggression to the situation.
If you look at the direction of her eyes it will show her thoughts a purely for escape.
No one in there right mind would stick out an elbow and offer it to be hit by a cyclist, and if other cyclists would suggest hitting her on purpose, or threaten too, imagine the reaction of her mum.
Sorry if Now I am over reacting, all I see is two pedestrians doing pedestriany things. If you like that new word you can keep it...