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Today's rubbish cycling

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  1. wingpig
    Member

    Monday night bikey infra chat. I had a coffee.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  2. Iain McR
    Member

    First rule of Monday night infra chat - turn left out of the pub - not a cobble in sight.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  3. Rulou
    Member

    If I'm waiting at a junction is it bad etiquette for a fellow cyclist to pull in front of me? Personally, I wouldn't go ahead of someone who was already in the 'lead' spot. Happened twice last night and both times the perp's actions and subsequent slow move off forced me to go too slowly for comfort in the traffic. I challenged, quite politely, the second time as I overtook him and was thanked for my opinion with a hand gesture indicating he wasn't in agreement. Just wondering if I am 'over-sensitive'?!

    Posted 5 days ago #
  4. ih
    Member

    Yes, very bad etiquette. It happens from a minority. Not worth angsting over. No puppies died.

    Posted 5 days ago #
  5. Ed1
    Member

    Well if someone looks slow for example an upright bike or bike with panniers or no cycle clothes, overweight , don't look very young, then someone may assume they are slow so go in front, personally I don’t mind people going in front as don’t go that fast.

    Posted 5 days ago #
  6. geordiefatbloke
    Member

    Plum wearing lime green jacket, red rucksack, going up Blackford Ave about 9am this morning. He decided to overtake the slower cyclists in front of him without checking his shoulder or indicating, causing the driver already doing this to have to brake/evade and I'm sure gave them (the driver!) a real fright.

    Posted 5 days ago #
  7. Frenchy
    Member

    @Rulou - Once could be forgiven, not sure about twice.

    @Ed1 - True, to an extent, but those assumptions would often be wrong. Electric bikes make them even less likely to be true than they used to be.

    Posted 5 days ago #
  8. Stickman
    Member

    This morning, two people turned east out of Haymarket Yards and into the westbound taxi rank that has been set up while the eastbound lane is shut. The taxi entering the rank to come across two bikes heading straight for him was quite rightly a bit annoyed....

    Posted 5 days ago #
  9. Rulou
    Member

    Thanks all, yes @Frenchy the second time was the clincher.
    And @Ed1, interesting if stereotypical description of 'slowie' identification; I tick some of those boxes (not telling you which), but I am not a slowie nor would I make that assumption about anyone else.

    Posted 5 days ago #
  10. Ed1
    Member

    I would profile as slow and are slow.

    I suppose it’s far from an exact science profiling the cyclist in front

    Posted 5 days ago #
  11. Trixie
    Member

    I'd profile as slow right up until I tweak the throttle.

    Posted 5 days ago #
  12. unhurt
    Member

    This may yet end up in the rubbish driving thread. Old friend who lives in NZ now came off his bike on his way home from work. Badly broken arm (going into surgery shortly), broken thumb, concussion, cuts and bruises. No memory of event due to concussion - so possibly was hit by a car. But no idea if any witnesses or how long he was unconscious in the road before someone called an ambulance. He's at least been up to posting pictures on Facebook of the aftermath so he's dealing ok, but yikes.

    Posted 5 days ago #
  13. the canuck
    Member

    "If I'm waiting at a junction is it bad etiquette for a fellow cyclist to pull in front of me?"

    very. if they think they're hotter stuff than you, they can place themselves a bit to the right to be ready to overtake.

    but once in front, they'd danged well better make an effort to stay well in front.

    Posted 5 days ago #

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