eDWaRD WooDWaRD wrote:My reaction would either have been to persuade/prevent my mate to confront the thugs, or, alternatively, to collectively back him up. I think it was the dithering by the fellow cyclists that encouraged these coward wannabe thugs to attack in the first place.
Zoe wrote:I don't hate cars, I just need to not speed for another two years and am finding it a challenge as almost all car drivers speed. I hadn't realised quite how much until I was forced to stop speeding and realised that speeding happens constantly and we are all so used to it we don't even notice anymore (I know I keep saying this, but I am totally amazed by it and how little I realised previously). I recall the teacher on the speed awareness course I attended said that most drivers speed all the time and all the drivers present strongly objected, but I have realised he is totally right. It wouldn't be so bad, but some car drivers are also aggressive nob heads and get very pushy when I stick to thirty.
I actually realise how appalling car drivers are much more as a driver than I ever do as a cyclist, where I find most drivers are very pleasant. Oddly though, I don't generalise and say all drivers are to blame for the aggressiveness of some, just as I don't say all cyclists are to blame. I would upset if I was expected to answer for those who behave badly in cars and I am unclear why some are posting aggressively to demand all cyclists apologise for those who behave badly.
JazzyQ wrote:Just crossing the Boulevard de Beaux Freres de Pinot Noir (or Blackfriars Road) from Colombo Street into Burrell Street and astonished to see a cyclist on a Boris bike going fast southbound along the pavement, no helmet, no regard for the safety of pedestrians.
This is not the first time, but she was going too fast for me to politely ask her to dismount and use the road.
paulie wrote:"Tenez a gauche"
Tom Pepper wrote:paulie wrote:"Tenez a gauche"
In another life, a gazillion years back, when I was punching 38 ton trucks from London to Aubange, Belgium, on the Luxembourg border, (prior to doing the knowledge), as I drove off the ferry at Dover I'd see signs saying, Keep Left, Links Fahren, and Tenez la Gauche.
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