TraceyG wrote:Older woman walking on a shared path in Melbourne yesterday clearly didn't like being passed by our large group of cyclists. As soon as she realised we were coming up behind her (no surprises, lead cyclist rang his bell, others called out that there was a walker up), she stepped to the right to walk right down the centre of the path. Then she abused us all for being too noisy. I politely (really, I was polite!) pointed out that it was for her safety that we were letting each other know that she was there but I got told to shut up and stop making so much noise.
some people are just looking for an opportunity to complain. ride on..
LOL yes I know what happens when you don't hear the uncleat noise and someone just stops walking right in front of you. Its like a hole lot of tambourines hitting together out of chorus. Part of the fun until someone looses an eye or gets yelled at
Me, today. Saw the guys standing around on the exit to the quarry but it didnt register they were there for a reason, and he only started waving at me when i was almost upon the gravel. (camera doesnt show it so well because of the brightness difference i guess?) Slowed to about 30ish by the time i was on it, picked a line where it was a little sparser. tyres appear to be ok..
Usually on the lookout for isolated rocks coming down there, just hasn't occurred to me until now to look for huge spills.
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I forgot about a good one yesterday morning - Overcast conditions and a damp road, just before 9am, a dumb cyclist approches red light. Dumb cyclist does not slow down and blows straight through red light causing crossing traffic (with the green) much angst. One of the cars crossing gave him a blast of the horn (deservedly so) and was rewarded with a middle finger salute. It's always good to see fellow cyclists building good relationships with other road users.
Ninja riding at night, no lights, no reflectors, nothing. And has the nerve to yell out "bloody hell" as I'm going past the other way in my lane. Yes, I agree with his assertion - get some lights so you can be seen at night.
Dragster1 wrote:The Cyclist that was Drafting a front wheel up my back wheel yesterday for quite a while on the Coronation Drive bike path at Toowong.
meh. I had one on my wheel the whole path yesterday. the roadworks are all done. it's relatively smooth, visibility is good. just call early. if you don't like it stop and tell them to go away.
I'd rather increase the tempo and see if they have the legs
I normally do this and burn them off but I decided to take a new route into town that was mainly in back streets to avoid traffic and didn't know how rough the route was going to be. Decided to take my old faithful mountain bike in for a spin. After getting lost a few times and some quite large hills and 80kms of riding decided to take the easy way home.
What was even funnier is that they were on a road bike. They actually wouldn't move over and forced me to ride in between two walkers at one stage. Don't really care no was hurt but still not good practise all the same it could of turned worse. I was in a rush to get home well before dark otherwise I would of stoped and it didn't help any that I was held up in the road works for quite a while. I don't mind people drafting as long as the stay behind me, I consider it to be a lot safer.
Thanks all. I have an arm scrape and one near my right knee. Bit of a bruise on my hip but all ok. I've done more damage from lesser accidents. The rain both caused and mitigated this one......
I had a bar end mirror on the right bar end that smashed. Fixed. Also bent the RD hanger which I've just finished fixing. Ended up calling in sick since the bike was non-functional and I knew I wanted it fixed . The lovely wife picked me up in a mercy dash.
Back on the road again tomorrow.
I rarely use Beecroft Rd as there are a few other options. I don't think I'll tempt fate there again.
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