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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby jules21 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:30 pm

Mulger bill wrote:Thanks Jules, looks like Victoria St to Walmer and onto the trail citybound will do nicely :) Would you say it's doable on a 75 GI Fixed or should I roll the commuter?

the only really steep bits are around walmer, specifically heading north (away from city), the river-side path is quite do-able.
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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby g-boaf » Sun Mar 10, 2013 1:09 pm

Picture the scene, nice day, dry, warm - very light breeze. Rolling along happily - watching where I'm going, approaching a downhill section.

Lady on bike-shaped-object going the other way approaching the crest going uphill following Man on bike-shaped-object as I'm approaching from the other direction. I could see them both going in a single line, but then right at last minute she decided to overtake going uphill. :shock: :shock: :shock:

Damn that was too close. :shock: Rest of the ride was uneventful.

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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby Kev365428 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 1:41 pm

This ped got a bit of a fright.



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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby Aushiker » Sun Mar 10, 2013 1:51 pm

Kev365428 wrote:This ped got a bit of a fright.


Quite a contrast to Jules' friend :wink:

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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby jules21 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 1:56 pm

Aushiker wrote:
Kev365428 wrote:This ped got a bit of a fright.


Quite a contrast to Jules' friend :wink:

yep, that's the difference between someone who hasn't seen you and someone playing games..
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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby JBark » Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:44 pm

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Yep, that's an adult and child riding on a tiny little kick scooter, heading downhill at a decent clip on the wrong side of the road (there is a footpath on the other side). Can you imagine the damage that kid would sustain in the event they catch a pothole with the front wheel and faceplant into the pavement?
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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby Mulger bill » Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:03 pm

jules21 wrote:
Mulger bill wrote:Thanks Jules, looks like Victoria St to Walmer and onto the trail citybound will do nicely :) Would you say it's doable on a 75 GI Fixed or should I roll the commuter?

the only really steep bits are around walmer, specifically heading north (away from city), the river-side path is quite do-able.


Thanks Jules, ended up using the commuter after discovering a turned brake block on the FG when I pulled it out of the shed :? It was fine when I put it in...

That's one nice bit of path that is, I can see why it's popular. Lots of people out riding today, plenty of family action too. Love seeing the smiles on the kids faces :D Excellent sight lines for the most part with plenty of room if everybody plays nice. (And some interesting looking unpaved off shoots that will be explored on a more suitable bike soon :) )

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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby Aushiker » Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:22 am



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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby InTheWoods » Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:27 am

Wow he really misjudged that one Aushiker...

Me this morning. Two slower cyclists in bike lane in front of me, enter road lane to overtake, get not really even entirely past the first and the light in front goes red. The other rider didn't make room (not that they are required to) so I had to hang in the road lane and wait for her to go past before dropping back into the bike lane. Probably should have put in more of an effort beforehand but don't normally get that light so thought I'd casually make my way past.
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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby jasonc » Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:42 am

InTheWoods wrote:Me this morning. Two slower cyclists in bike lane in front of me, enter road lane to overtake, get not really even entirely past the first and the light in front goes red. The other rider didn't make room (not that they are required to) so I had to hang in the road lane and wait for her to go past before dropping back into the bike lane. Probably should have put in more of an effort beforehand but don't normally get that light so thought I'd casually make my way past.


that's not silly. noone cut off, no one held up. no laws broken
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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby InTheWoods » Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:48 am

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InTheWoods wrote:Me this morning. Two slower cyclists in bike lane in front of me, enter road lane to overtake, get not really even entirely past the first and the light in front goes red. The other rider didn't make room (not that they are required to) so I had to hang in the road lane and wait for her to go past before dropping back into the bike lane. Probably should have put in more of an effort beforehand but don't normally get that light so thought I'd casually make my way past.


that's not silly. noone cut off, no one held up. no laws broken


It probably looked silly, I think the fact they weren't letting me in indicated annoyance.
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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby zero » Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:40 am

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Video probably doesn't even have all of it since he was busy sideswiping the other cyclist with his dog box.
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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby jules21 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:45 am

andrew - i look at guys like that and am thankful they're on a bike!
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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby outnabike » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:37 pm

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Well done to miss him. He over estimated his ability to pass that rider uphill.The rider he was passing didn't seem to be on the left far enough either, right at the beginning of his manoeuvre.
And you have a bit of down hill as well, he must have had a worried look for a second or two.
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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby Mulger bill » Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:59 pm

jules21 wrote:andrew - i look at guys like that and am thankful they're on a bike!

Didn't you (almost) meet his brother in a back street a week or so back?
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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby redned » Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:02 pm

Mr White Hat is well-placed in the lane. He has a WT moment when he realises Mr no-helmet-head-phones is coming past into on-coming traffic. Looks like he stayed out on the right after passing the previous bike. Hopefully no child in the trailer and didn't side-swipe Mr White Hat.
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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby bychosis » Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:30 am

Me, this morning.

Riding to work along the Warners Bay foreshore share path. Two peds in front (on left as they should be). Rounded the first, went to round the second and saw a cyclist coming the other way (partially concealed by the pedestrian). To the oncoming cyclist I apologise for misjudging the gap and causing you to brake. I should have given way.
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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby AKO » Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:53 pm

Nearly smeared a cyclist across the bonnet of my car this afternoon. Following a white van along a road that I'm not comfortable riding on. I had moved to the far left of the lane to avoid a yooj pothole when I see the van veer hard right then I see what he was avoiding. A cyclist "claiming the lane". I swerve hard right to avoid the cyclist and cop a mouthful of abuse. He didn't deviate his line one inch. I realise there are situations where claiming the lane is required for safety, but not a good idea when salmoning. :roll:
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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby il padrone » Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:26 pm

AKO wrote:I realise there are situations where claiming the lane is required for safety, but not a good idea when salmoning. :roll:

This cyclist was claiming the lane while riding the wrong way in traffic ???

I'm amazed you even had a chance to avoid him!
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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby jasonc » Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:41 pm

il padrone wrote:
AKO wrote:I realise there are situations where claiming the lane is required for safety, but not a good idea when salmoning. :roll:

This cyclist was claiming the lane while riding the wrong way in traffic ???

I'm amazed you even had a chance to avoid him!


that is just scary. i think that's when I wouldn't go around. it's where I'd stop
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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby AKO » Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:57 pm

Yep, had about a nano second to react. My speed of 60ks combined with an estimated 40ks for him (long gradual down hill run combined with a STRONG tailwind). And then to be abused like it was my fault. :o
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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby InTheWoods » Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:07 pm

AKO wrote:Yep, had about a nano second to react. My speed of 60ks combined with an estimated 40ks for him (long gradual down hill run combined with a STRONG tailwind). And then to be abused like it was my fault. :o


Was there a bend or anything that he could have misjudged at speed and ended up crossing the centre line? Crazy!!
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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby il padrone » Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:09 pm

Insane!! :shock: :roll:

Guy must have been on drugs...... or somehow intellectually not right :?
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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby trailgumby » Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:18 pm

il padrone wrote:Insane!! :shock: :roll:

Guy must have been on drugs...... or somehow intellectually not right :?

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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby trailgumby » Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:23 pm

InTheWoods wrote:
jasonc wrote:
InTheWoods wrote:Me this morning. Two slower cyclists in bike lane in front of me, enter road lane to overtake, get not really even entirely past the first and the light in front goes red. The other rider didn't make room (not that they are required to) so I had to hang in the road lane and wait for her to go past before dropping back into the bike lane. Probably should have put in more of an effort beforehand but don't normally get that light so thought I'd casually make my way past.


that's not silly. noone cut off, no one held up. no laws broken


It probably looked silly, I think the fact they weren't letting me in indicated annoyance.

That is actually illegal. If someone is overtaking on a single lane each way dual carriageway and they need to jump back onto the correct side of the road, you're not allowed to shut 'em out. If it's you doing the overtake, you're not allowed to cause a collision by just barging in but they do need to make room for you.
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