gregory terrace kids being a nuisance to riders

gregory terrace kids being a nuisance to riders

Postby winona_rider » Fri Sep 19, 2008 9:08 am

(background: gregory terrace high school uses playing fields in victoria park and a huge bunch of them routinely walk down the hill and along the bike path on their way to and from the ovals.)

so i had this kid shout "oye" as loud as he could in my ear as i passed him this morning and it's not the first time they've been cocky. they make sarcastic comments about your bike or refuse to get out of the way or if there's a huge pack of them they shout "bike" over and over again as loud as they can like mental patients.

money sure can't buy social skillz.

anyone else been affected?
i thought about photographing the kid this morning and sending the pic to the principal but the thought only occurred to me when i was well on my way.

i should just get over it - huh?
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Postby Kalgrm » Fri Sep 19, 2008 9:58 am

I think a photo of the general disorder they are creating - not necessarily of any one kid - sent to the principal with a polite letter of explanation of the problem is a good start. Let them know about safety and manners.

Of course, if it escalates, you could organise a CM ride through the group of kids. :twisted: ;)

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Postby deks » Fri Sep 19, 2008 10:22 am

Well I used to go to Iona College at Lindum, so both schools are All boys and im sure they will have the same policy as we did, maybe give the school a ring and complain about the whole lot in general, tell them what time this was and where and they may be able to track what class this was. More than likely the Dean of Students will take action (as he always did with us :( ) and he might tell the teachers to take note of this also...

but boys being boys probably wont listen so just yell back at them and tell the one student they have a small d*ck. most of the other blokes there will kill themselves laughing and pay the kid out for about a week.

HOPE IT HELPS!!! :lol:
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Postby beauyboy » Fri Sep 19, 2008 12:28 pm

Phone the School and ask for a gerneral request be put to school in general is the only thing I can think of.
while they may be screaming bike like mental patients aleast they are taking notice which is still something better then nothing

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Postby russellgarrard » Fri Sep 19, 2008 1:29 pm

Actually, report it to the police, what the kid did is actually considered assault!
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Postby eliza » Fri Sep 19, 2008 5:23 pm

hey winona,
that sux. i'd like to offer some solution but I'll have to think on it for a while. i'm not a big one for 'solving' issues through distant authority as others have offered.
it'd be good to get back on them/stop this happening again through some humorous measure? one upping them if u will...
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Postby eliza » Fri Sep 19, 2008 5:24 pm

Kalgrm wrote:Of course, if it escalates, you could organise a CM ride through the group of kids. :twisted: ;)

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nice!

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Postby toolonglegs » Fri Sep 19, 2008 7:55 pm

eliza wrote:
Kalgrm wrote:Of course, if it escalates, you could organise a CM ride through the group of kids. :twisted: ;)

Cheers,
Graeme


nice!

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oh you two! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Mulger bill » Fri Sep 19, 2008 8:43 pm

I s'pose a clip over the ears would be frowned upon

*Sigh* Life used to be so much simpler...

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Postby Pax » Fri Sep 19, 2008 9:17 pm

I ride through there most mornings, probably a bit early and havent had trouble.

However, I think that you should definitely report it to the principal. Mob mentality and boys shcools are a bad mix. It needs to be stomped on
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Postby Kalgrm » Fri Sep 19, 2008 9:26 pm

Mulger bill wrote:I s'pose a clip over the ears would be frowned upon

*Sigh* Life used to be so much simpler...

Shaun

Is the clip on the ear for me (for shitstirrin'), or for the brats on Gregory Terrace? :)

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Postby eliza » Sat Sep 20, 2008 5:34 pm

wr,
re yelling "oi" in your ear it's a bit of a cop out but maybe just don't ride close enough that anything shouted in your ear will damage your ear drums?!
failing that take a water pistol and squirt the dh after he does it?
re their retardely yelling out 'bike bike!!' maybe retardely yell out 'pedestrian' 'pedestrian' in return? or, alternately yell 'rich private school boy'. i assume from preceding comments that that's what they are?
keep us updated!
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Postby Edoss » Sat Sep 27, 2008 11:29 pm

Hey Winona.

No don't just get over it matey! I currently go to St Laurences and do lots of riding. I often go past kids from school and sure, there is a snicker of boys being boys, but those kids are going way too far. I havn't heard of any kids from other schools being so disrespectful.

Definately, call up the school and lodge complaints. Offer descriptions to the principle, they will tell the boys to stop it. Thats what happens at our school and it usually helps.

I hope you solve the issue!
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Postby twowheels » Sun Sep 28, 2008 12:37 pm

they are the future captains of industry. bullies at school, psychopathic corporate bullies in the workplace.
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Postby uncle arthur » Tue Oct 07, 2008 4:54 pm

So I decided to take some action.....

Good afternoon,

As a keen Brisbane cyclist, and potential employer of your students should they ever decide to go into the environmental/sustainability industry, it disappoints me on two counts when I come across this sort of reported behaviour by students of any school.

In a world where evidence of manners speaks more about a man than his academic credentials, perhaps your Principal should be somewhat alerted at the reported behaviour of your students, as spoken about here: http://bicycles.net.au/forums/viewtopic.php?t=8725

I will be forwarding a copy of this email onto the aforementioned forum, and will keenly await a response from the school as to how they intend to address this matter as a general reminder to students that when they are in uniform, they are to behave as if that uniform meant something to them, including the way they behave in the broader community. I will also forward your response onto the forum, as I am sure we will all be interested as to what action is taken.

I look forward to your response and to action being taken.

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Postby eliza » Tue Oct 07, 2008 5:14 pm

hmmm....
i'm not so sure it was up to anyone else to deal with this except for winona?!
what do you think w.r.?
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Postby Max » Tue Oct 07, 2008 6:08 pm

eliza wrote:hmmm....
i'm not so sure it was up to anyone else to deal with this except for winona?!


My thoughts are that these boys have surely harrassed other riders, not just Winona. And unless someone makes a fuss, they will continue doing it. So what if it wasn't Winona who contacted the school? Does that make the boys' behaviour any less reprehensible? Of course not. Good onya, uncle arthur.

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Postby winona_rider » Tue Oct 07, 2008 7:05 pm

nah it's cool. thanks mike.

but at the same time they are just kids. sure they p*ss me off, but about 300metres down the road i usually forget about it.
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Postby uncle arthur » Wed Oct 08, 2008 10:45 am

And here's the Principal's response (less than 24 hours later:) )

Hi Michael

Thankyou for emailing the school to let us know about the behaviour of the
students. I will raise the issue with the boys and ask them to stop. For
some that will be enough . Others I suspect will continue and I would ask
that you contact me again and I will follow up. If it would be okay I
would like to meet you at the spot where it has taken place and then I can
wait for the boys to walk past. I will let you decide if you are
comfortable with this request. Be assured that we take this kind of
incident very seriously and expect our students to behave more
appropriately.

On other side I am also a keen cyclist an will be extra vigilant in
support of fellow cyclists.

Thanks

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Postby twowheels » Wed Oct 08, 2008 11:32 am

perhaps the principal should stake out the area as a plain clothes cyclist, sans mortar board, black cape & cane!
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Postby eliza » Sat Oct 11, 2008 1:06 am

twowheels wrote:perhaps the principal should stake out the area as a plain clothes cyclist, sans mortar board, black cape & cane!


ummm... isn't sexual innuendo between students and principals umm... a little wrong?! :wink:
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Postby deks » Sat Oct 11, 2008 9:20 am

uncle arthur wrote:
On other side I am also a keen cyclist an will be extra vigilant in
support of fellow cyclists.



what a champion
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