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Old 05 December 2012, 17:57   #1
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Cyclists nuisance or not.

Anyone see tonight's program, this clip was shown on the program. I think that this young punk needs his bike wrapping round his neck.

Love em or hate em....

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Anyone see tonight's program, this clip was shown on the program. I think that this young punk needs his bike wrapping round his neck.

Love em or hate em....

I cycle in London and it's very much each to their own. I ride a motorbike in London and you've got to accept that it's one of the busiest cities in the world and get on with it.
I used to row on the Thames for my school, sculls, fours and eights.
I now hate cyclists when I'm on the road ( sanctimonious, self righteous planet saving prigs. )
I hate rowers when I'm on the river, ditto.
They are, without doubt the most hypocritical bunch of tossers out there.
When they get off that machine they get into their Range Rovers or even worse Priuses and Defenders and bleat sanctimonious bollocks about traffic, charity,pollution and fuel.
Up their arse.
In answer to your question.........HATE THEM
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I saw the programme earlier tonight. A lot of vehicle drivers featured didn't exactly portray themselves, nor their driving skills in a particularly good light.

But then, that's what the media people like to show.
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Dont mind them but hate it when you get the 'wanna be pros' riding along in their lycra 3 or 4 wide in the road doing 20mph!
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Saw the programme. Don't agree with some of the cyclists shown, their cycling ability, or their aggresive tactics. The London couriers - that's an accident waiting to happen, and frankly they need to be off the road. However there are a lot of careful cyclists shown too.

I've cycled all my life, and have had my fair share of near misses, including 18 wheelers. The trouble is - our cities and roads aren't really geared up for cycling. It's an after-thought. Combine that with poor driving, impatience and the odd neanderthal and you have a recipe for disaster, with unfortunately a growing number of fatalities.
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I cycled up the the city for two years (late 79 to late 81) 11 miles from East London. It was quicker than the train as I had a distance at both ends.

There were far less bike lanes then and far less cyclists, I don't know about the traffic.

The thing that most people seem to forget is that if two cars collide then most of the time it is just bent metal but if a car and cyclist collide then the cyclist might end up dead.

I ride to prevent people trying to overtake me when it is not safe to do so, on a couple of occasions (I don't ride very much now and certainly not in London), idiots have ignored my positioning tried to overtake then had to do an emergency stop to prevent themselves having a head on collision with a vehicle they couldn't see.

I got hit a couple of years ago when I was on a roundabout, the driver said he didn't see me, bright sunny day and only a mini-roundabout. Luckily only cuts and bruises.

Motorcyclists use the acronym SMIDSY - Sorry Mate I Didn't see You.

I don't hold people up on purpose just like buses, lorries, tractors and people towing don't (caravans or RIBS) but we all have restrictions on how fast we can go, accelerate or the line we have to take on bends or roundabouts.

A bit more consideration would go a long way.
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I cycle in London and it's very much each to their own. I ride a motorbike in London and you've got to accept that it's one of the busiest cities in the world and get on with it.
I used to row on the Thames for my school, sculls, fours and eights.
I now hate cyclists when I'm on the road ( sanctimonious, self righteous planet saving prigs. )
I hate rowers when I'm on the river, ditto.
They are, without doubt the most hypocritical bunch of tossers out their.
When they get off that machine they get into their Range Rovers or even worse Priuses and Defenders and bleat sanctimonious bollocks about traffic, charity,pollution and fuel.
Up their arse.
In answer to your question.........HATE THEM
Speak your mind mister p why not

Rowing for your school on the Thames mmm what school did you go to ehh... . I bet that you are really quite posh mr p yet I do admire your humblness regarding your choice of rib
posh folks usually go for them Ribeye jobies
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I cycled up the the city for two years (late 79 to late 81) 11 miles from East London. It was quicker than the train as I had a distance at both ends.

There were far less bike lanes then and far less cyclists, I don't know about the traffic.

The thing that most people seem to forget is that if two cars collide then most of the time it is just bent metal but if a car and cyclist collide then the cyclist might end up dead.

I ride to prevent people trying to overtake me when it is not safe to do so, on a couple of occasions (I don't ride very much now and certainly not in London), idiots have ignored my positioning tried to overtake then had to do an emergency stop to prevent themselves having a head on collision with a vehicle they couldn't see.

I got hit a couple of years ago when I was on a roundabout, the driver said he didn't see me, bright sunny day and only a mini-roundabout. Luckily only cuts and bruises.

Motorcyclists use the acronym SMIDSY - Sorry Mate I Didn't see You.

I don't hold people up on purpose just like buses, lorries, tractors and people towing don't (caravans or RIBS) but we all have restrictions on how fast we can go, accelerate or the line we have to take on bends or roundabouts.

A bit more consideration would go a long way
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Well said.
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I bet that you are really quite posh mr p yet I do admire your humblness regarding your choice of rib
Oi! Nothing humbl about a Searider.
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I loved rowing.........didn't realise that 20 years later it would turn me into a raving loon hating blinkered arses papering their shitty little hypocastles...........quite proud of that word,
Rowing's cool, cycling's cool, let's keep it at that.
The ranting "WAKE!!!!!" shouters on the river in their sculls can join the cyclists that need to acknowledge real world traffic.
(in a hushed voice) No one gives a shit and just get on with it.
There. That's to the moaning cyclists and rowers out there.
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