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Today's rubbish cycling

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  1. EdinburghCycleCam
    Member

    The down side to the cones with ropes on Leith Street was also demonstrated yesterday evening, as an elderly-ish guy had gone into the cycle lane at Princes Street (presumably, he was halfway along when I passed), and was "trapped" as cyclists came at full speed down the hill behind him, pinging their bells and shouting at him.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  2. dougal
    Member

    Much the same as with the metal guard rails then.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  3. DaveC
    Member

    Yesterday's Rubbish Cycling.

    Lastnight I rode home. Same route as usual with an easterly, along the prom and up to Cramond Brig. From here I follow the A90 cycle path. It is a nice wide well surfaced path, apart from on section where it narrows, pinched between the old road's wall and the back of some new Armco barrier. Then it widens nicely where the path is flat level and smooth.

    At this pinch point on the A90, where they filled in the trench, cyclist approaching the hill and sudden narrowing, usually step aside and wait for those barrelling down the long pinch point of the funnel. Well as I was descending the funnel towards the pinch point, a cyclist did just that, but the lady behind swung past him and filled the Gap I was heading for.

    I was fortunate the Armco had finished as I diverted onto the grass verge round her and then back onto the path. Not the most elegant path departure and I don't think she heard my expletive, but when I looked back they had both stopped...

    Posted 1 week ago #
  4. Ed1
    Member

  5. Murun Buchstansangur
    Member

    In fairness, if Steve Cardownie was on at me while on a bike, I'd either ask him about Jim Orr's allegations, or flip him the bird. Probably both.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  6. EdinburghCycleCam
    Member

    Ah, another anti-cyclist piece from the local rag. Best summarised as "I saw one cyclist going through a red light, so I felt compelled to write an article about it, unlike the many drivers I see breaking the law every day"

    Posted 1 week ago #
  7. gembo
    Member

    Steve seems to have a regular EEN column these days. Must be hard to think of things to write about??

    Posted 1 week ago #
  8. Murun Buchstansangur
    Member

    @gembo

    especially when there are likely many things he would not like written about

    Posted 1 week ago #
  9. jdanielp
    Member

    Not completely anti-cyclist, but who bothers reading stuff like this to the end? (Me) 'Sadly it would appear this was not an isolated incident as I have heard similar tales all too often but responsible cyclists are paying the price.'

    Posted 1 week ago #
  10. gembo
    Member

    @Murun Buchstansang, he appears to be aiming at a narrow area trying to avoid party poilitics, sort of local issues an ex-councillor of no party now might focus on? Dog dirt, festival flyers, litter,weeds are a few more ideas for him

    Posted 1 week ago #
  11. Murun Buchstansangur
    Member

  12. gembo
    Member

    ah, yes, I confess the second of those pieces is the only one I have ever read, so I should have filed under - still party politics rather than avoiding party politics. Still must be hard for him to think about what to write?

    Posted 1 week ago #
  13. the canuck
    Member

    if you are planning to accelerate while making a left hand turn, don't be surprised when the pedestrians already half way across freeze and you have to do a bit of fancy steering.

    mind reading is hard, and i had no idea that cyclist was planning to go behind me--he was clearly irritated that we froze, which means he was planning to cut it extremely fine and be just inches behind us. his facial expression was expressive.

    Posted 3 days ago #
  14. stiltskin
    Member

  15. Ragingbike
    Member

    Possibly me trying to beat the red light on Melville Drive/MMW ...i did ...just ...but think i startled the cyclist waiting on MMW. I waved an apology.

    Posted 1 day ago #
  16. wingpig
    Member

    Approaching the WoL viaduct on the Roseburn from the north. Pedestrian walking south on my side and a cyclist approaching on the other side, which I initially consider passable. I check behind, to find a captain of turnips rapidly approaching, so I stop accelerating and brake to the pedestrian's speed. Turnip whooshes through. Turnip gets shouted at as soon as I'm away from the pedestrian's ears, as he weaves through the cloud of pedestrians and cyclists and fluoro-tabarded path-construction-folk at the other side of the viaduct, then does the same to the people going up and down the Roseburn zigzag, apparently considering a rapidly-pinged bell a sufficient substitute for manners or consideration. He was disappearing up the back-of-Lidl slope by the time I got to Dalry Road.

    Posted 4 hours ago #

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