Mulger bill wrote:The wet road just adds to the Darwinity of the whole situation.
My new word, many thanks...
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I feel for the bus driver. If anything goes wrong they will never get it out of their head.
A bit like riding a bike along reserve tram tracks, total lunacy and very nerve racking for the tram driver. When I drove trams we used to dump sand on them.
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Watching that fool made me angry.
I lost it with a bus driver who buzzed my R handlebar the other day.
Called him a stupid old c and give me a bit of room and move over next time.
At the top of my lungs through the drivers window with a well patronised bus
Not proud of the way I delivered the message ,bit of adrenaline at the time, but the message was warranted IMO.
To see an idiot like that hanging on and with head on traffic buzzing past him detracts from us asking for space from other road users.
He needs a therapeutic slapping
Out for a nice Sunday afternoon ride with my son. We were riding along a quiet back street where we had right of way over the side streets (they had dotted white lines), and a middle aged man on a bike rode across in front of us, from the wrong side of the road without giving way. We were already in the intersection when he pulled out! Even my 10 year old said, "gee has he ever heard of give way".
I find it humorous out of all the injustices that occur to cyclists you get angry over a perceived risky behaviour of one cycling on the other side of the globe.
I personally don't see that as any more risky that bunch riding which has proven itself to be a much more risky form of riding. But i don't get judgemental over all of it.
If that is your belief after watching that video you have either done no bunch riding or your grasp of reality is tenuous at best.
Hanging onto the back corner of a bus inches from oncoming traffic where the speed differential is ~ 100 kmh and the objects travelling the other way have ~15 times the mass. A small deviation from the line of the drivers you are placing your trust in will have fatal consequences.
I have done thousands of k's in bunches without injury. The odds of that being the case after thousands of k's riding like the display in that video are minuscule.
You must be watching a different video to me. The vast majority of cases was clearly greater that 1m which is the minimum AGF is campaigning for. The closest were still not that close and the cyclist got to see them coming...
I'm not advocating that behaviour. I'm just sick of people being so righteous on this forum.
Crikey... where does one begin with such a failure of a post?
Casting a line near a shared path... Not very socially aware.
Glad his line got tangled as karma. Hope he didn't have a spare.
LOL, I've seen people flying kites across a shared path with the strings head/neck height to cyclists.
Not sure about dumb... This is probably the most appropriate thread.
Commuting this morning, I was following a carbon roadie at a reasonable pace, but didn't have a speedo. On the share path and had passed a few pedestrians. The local bell nazi coming the other way shouts out "bell" and rings his a couple of times. I'm not sure of the purpose of his call. We were both riding on the left after overtaking some peds with some oncoming peds and the bell nazi also on the correct side. Not sure if the other rider had a bell, I didn't - but will have tomorrow, 1st ride on this bike and didn't realise no bell. We hadn't come close enough to anyone that I would have rung anyway.
I have passed this guy before without ringing and he rings his bell several times at me, never a close shave or dangerous either, but its a new one for him warning oncoming traffic! Wonder how many others he's put off cycling.
bychosis (bahy-koh-sis): A mental disorder of delusions indicating impaired contact with a reality of no bicycles.
I'd sarcastically suggest dismounting from the bike and walk past, wishing them a nice day and maybe whistling some irritating tune.
I've actually seen the kite flying as well on a local shared path. When they saw me coming they moved to the other side of the path, most fortunately. But it would have only taken a wind change to get dive-bombed by an errant kite.
Must have been his birthday & the bell was a present - he was just riding around proudly showing it off
I always think when I see and hear behaviour like that, all I think is it wouldn't be SH*T if you didn't treat it like that.
BCC give us some more bikeways fore safe travel!!!!
Upgrade the NCL now QR!!!!!!
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You can't take bikes on the buses here (even rail replacement buses for scheduled train outages
I first thought a stolen ride just being dumped recklessly if he was catching the bus, I didn't feel the more neutral "just waiting there for a lift with a flat tyre" from the dropkick attitude. I am guessing the next bunch of broken glass on a path that gives me a flat is probably from him =P
Ok its Waterworks Road (a main road), busy dual lane each way type, at 6:20pm so still carrying a fair bit of traffic.
Its dark and the roads are very wet.
Cyclist in dark clothing, no reflectors I could see, and no lights (front or rear)... He was moving pretty well, but the sudden stop when somebody hooks or rear ends him is going to hurt. Only saw him at the last moment but I'm fairly sure he was in lycra and had a nice bike, so it wasn't just some numpty on a BSO.
Probably taking The Rules to their logical conclusion.
I see it at the northern end of the Harbour Bridge all the time. These guys with really smick road bikes, but they don't want to pollute the nice clean lines of their aero road bike with anything so garish as an effective light.
As a concession to the road rules they might have one of those single LED lights the size of a takeaway sushi soy sauce fish, powered by a nearly-flat watch battery and held on by my teenage daughter's hair band, that you can only see when you're sucking their wheel.
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As opposed to someone on a really nice bike, wearing Lycra and said bike is covered in mud and grime, but it has lights front and back... Bright ones too. That someone happens to be me.. Anyhow, away from stereotypes.
The dumb pedestrian - if you could call it that - was a RABBIT absolutely tearing along the footpath alongside the road I was on. I was going about 39km/h and that damn thing was starting to get away from me!! But then it decided to go across the road in front of me... Cue loud cursing and heavy braking.
Amazing how fast those little things are.
Clip stack, I felt sorry for this bloke, he didn't watch the traffic he was running, saw them as they moved off slowly and he stopped in middle of left lane. He got up, dusted off OK and the blue Vitara soft top gave him space/time and didn't try to run him down.
Yes, I've raced a few in SOP, although maybe it was a hare... do we have them in Australia? It was mighty big for a rabbit... fast too but not very clever... no idea which way they're going to dodge.. under your wheel or AWAY from the bike.... approx 50/50 chance I'd say so far.
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