DoubleSpeeded wrote:casual_cyclist wrote:DoubleSpeeded wrote:i know there are some good people out there. One time i had a flat tyre on the time trial bike... (yes all kitted up etc)...
there were approx 10 road bike riders that just rode past. when i was changing the tube....some glanced at the flash bike... some pretended not to look but was looking at the corner of the eye.
It is not fair for you to make assumptions about people who choose to stop or do not choose to stop to help you when you get a flat. When I commute I never take a spare tube, cash, phone, pump, patch, tyre levers, co2 or any other thing that could help another cyclist if they have a flat. So when I see a cyclist with a flat I never stop to help them because I don't have anything to help them with. That does not mean that I am a <language>. I also don't judge other cyclists if I get a flat because I don't know what their circumstances are.
Not everything is fair in this world right?
sure, you dont carry extra tubes, c02, patches, water for anyone. But my point was... there are GOOD samaritans that stop, and the 1 guy who actually wanted, to help and the woman that asked.. i can guarantee you that they did not carry spares for me.
sure, you are not OBLIGATED to stop... NOR are you OBLIGATED to stop to see if a person is hurt in a car accident or mounted the kerb and into someones fence, Nor obligated to ask if a woman who locked her keys in the car and needs to make a phone call, if she needs assistance.
I think you misundersood my post. It's not that I am not carrying extra spares for anyone, what I mean is that I don't have anything of use, no tubes, no tyre levers, no patches, no water, nothing of use to help someone with. I would actually be wasting their time if I stopped . Assuming that a person who doesn't stop is 'bad' is just plain rude. I also find it ridiculous to compare someone with a flat tyre to someone hurt is a car accident. These things are not comparable.