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creampuff

3,623 posts

27 months

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I get about 1 moron every 6 months that exhibits hostile behaviour when I'm filtering: but I suspect they are just looking for something to get angry about before they even get in their car and I just happened to be there.

OTOH there are several other drivers every single journey who actively help me along when I'm filtering... creating a little gap for me or moving over just a little. I give them a little wave and everyone arrives at their destination just that bit happier smile

Herman Toothrot

5,620 posts

82 months

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Nigel Worc's said:
You need to stop being impatient and regarding your journey as more importsnt than other peoples ...... or ...... you could always set out earlier and allow more time for your journey.

IF a cyclist is entitled to a whole lane should he require it, why isn't a car ?
Seriously? You sound like you have issues.

I was taught filtering by my instructor, you seem to think you know better than instructors? I bought a bike as I got sick of sitting in traffic and wanted to join the sensible people on bikes who just rode on past me when I was sat in a car. Filtering is legal and probably the biggest reason people commute on bikes. Time to get over it.

Herman Toothrot

5,620 posts

82 months

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Sunday 7th October 2012 quote quote all
creampuff said:
OTOH there are several other drivers every single journey who actively help me along when I'm filtering... creating a little gap for me or moving over just a little. I give them a little wave and everyone arrives at their destination just that bit happier smile
I agree, every day I have at least 5 or 6 good drivers who are paying attention move over to allow more room when filtering well before I've even got immediately behind them, I always give a little wave. I always did the same for bikers long before I got my bike license.

shadylee

705 posts

94 months

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Sunday 7th October 2012 quote quote all
Nigel Worc's said:
It comes across as agressive to myself, and some, but not all , of those I associate with.
I can already imagine the types you associate with Nigel lol


Nigel Worc's

6,690 posts

72 months

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shadylee said:
I can already imagine the types you associate with Nigel lol
That'll be fellow bikers then ?

(usually riding classic bikes of course)

tongue out
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GTIR

24,106 posts

150 months

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Sunday 7th October 2012 quote quote all
Herman Toothrot said:
creampuff said:
OTOH there are several other drivers every single journey who actively help me along when I'm filtering... creating a little gap for me or moving over just a little. I give them a little wave and everyone arrives at their destination just that bit happier smile
I agree, every day I have at least 5 or 6 good drivers who are paying attention move over to allow more room when filtering well before I've even got immediately behind them, I always give a little wave. I always did the same for bikers long before I got my bike license.
Bikers have cars too. smile

Hooli

27,393 posts

84 months

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Monday 8th October 2012 quote quote all
Nigel Worc's said:
shadylee said:
I can already imagine the types you associate with Nigel lol
That'll be fellow bikers then ?

(usually riding classic bikes of course)

tongue out
That'll be why then, those rusty, leaky, slow old things will breakdown halfway along a queue anyway so you need to stay near the kerb to make it quicker to push out the way wink

KingNothing

1,181 posts

37 months

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Monday 8th October 2012 quote quote all
It took me a little while to build up the courage to filter, wasn't taught it on CBT, did do it on the way to my test though, but that was nearly two years after I had done my CBT so I had been filtering a while then. I don't do it sometimes when I can't be arsed, I'm not one of those bikers who will filter to the front of every single traffic light, even if I'm only four vehicles back, I'll just sit, I only ride a 125, which I think I could get away from most normal car drivers at the lights, so I could probabley filter to the front and be away, just sometimes I can't be bothered to have the bike screaming at 10k revs to ensure I pull away before the cars, and just want to cruise along. Plus there's too many knobs about who don't look when changing lanes, or before they're changing lanes, will sit on the centre line, or people who actively move to the centre line when you're coming through.

srob

9,229 posts

122 months

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Oh and whilst we're moaning (well, some are hehe) people need to remember that there's some queues it's not ok to filter to the front of.

Mainly the ones where people are queing (in cars) to pay to get it, like at race meetings - that's just pushing in!

KingNothing

1,181 posts

37 months

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srob said:
Oh and whilst we're moaning (well, some are hehe) people need to remember that there's some queues it's not ok to filter to the front of.

Mainly the ones where people are queing (in cars) to pay to get it, like at race meetings - that's just pushing in!
Haha reminds me, I always filtered to the front of the queue at the Tyne Tunnel when going home from work.

Pothole

20,123 posts

166 months

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Tuesday 9th October 2012 quote quote all
srob said:
Oh and whilst we're moaning (well, some are hehe) people need to remember that there's some queues it's not ok to filter to the front of.

Mainly the ones where people are queing (in cars) to pay to get it, like at race meetings - that's just pushing in!
Is it bks. Unless there's a limited number of parking spaces or tickets available, bikes to the front!

srob

9,229 posts

122 months

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Pothole said:
Is it bks. Unless there's a limited number of parking spaces or tickets available, bikes to the front!
You've never been to a big bike event in a car then - and before you moan about going by bike, you try going hundreds of miles on a 1920s bike!

RemaL

21,367 posts

118 months

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Tuesday 9th October 2012 quote quote all
As my daughter would say sme Epic comments on here

Got to love th why is your journey moinportant than others bit. Why did this need to be posted and what sense does it make?

Other than police, ambulance and fire bridge do you never know if other peoples journeys are mo important that yours?
I filter on a bike because I can, I like to make progress, I do the same in the car if it's safe to do so. Just not as easy to filter/ pass others on the roads when driving

woodsy

18 posts

117 months

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KingNothing said:
Haha reminds me, I always filtered to the front of the queue at the Tyne Tunnel when going home from work.
What do you ride KingNothing, probably pass you most mornings. I must admit I'll quite happily do the same after all that's why we ride bikes and a large part of that is to make progress safely. So
As long as its safe I don't see why people have a problem with it.

Fleegle

12,380 posts

60 months

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RemaL said:
I filter on a bike because I can, I like to make progress, I do the same in the car if it's safe to do so. Just not as easy to filter/ pass others on the roads when driving
Selfish, impatient bd

RemaL

21,367 posts

118 months

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Fleegle said:
RemaL said:
I filter on a bike because I can, I like to make progress, I do the same in the car if it's safe to do so. Just not as easy to filter/ pass others on the roads when driving
Selfish, impatient bd
I know I know, bikes are not toys, not fun but I can't help myself .

Fleegle

12,380 posts

60 months

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This selfish impatient bathtub decided to let a unmarked police car go past on my way home last night. I saw and heard the blue lights and claxons and did what every upright motorist should do…….pull to one side to allow him to get to his emergency as quickly and unobstructed as possible.

It seems I was only one of a handful of people that did this.

Having checked it was clear to do so, I pulled out and went about my normal commute, only to pass the police car about 1 minute later. I had to stop for lights and once again moved over to allow the police car to pass. About 3 minutes later I passed the police car again

I don’t envy the services in London one little bit. They must pull their hair out

garyhun

15,896 posts

112 months

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Tuesday 9th October 2012 quote quote all
RemaL said:
many I know don't do it, I did not do it during my DAS either
Interesting. I did a fair bit of filtering on my DAS, but that was around Bournemouth where there was always a load of traffic so no option unless we wanted to stay still smile

Mike600F

1,002 posts

40 months

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Pothole said:
Is it bks. Unless there's a limited number of parking spaces or tickets available, bikes to the front!
I cut to the front at the Severn bridge queues - it's free for bike so I'm out the way nice and fast. Do feel a bit guilty doing it though, but its about 3 seconds wait for the guys behind, and I get to avoid a 10min wait cooking the engine on idle, So i always end up justifying it in my mind by occasionally paying for the car behind when I'm in my car - karma must be about equal biggrin

srob

9,229 posts

122 months

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Mike600F said:
I cut to the front at the Severn bridge queues - it's free for bike so I'm out the way nice and fast. Do feel a bit guilty doing it though, but its about 3 seconds wait for the guys behind, and I get to avoid a 10min wait cooking the engine on idle, So i always end up justifying it in my mind by occasionally paying for the car behind when I'm in my car - karma must be about equal biggrin
That kinda thing I don't mind at all, it doesn't hurt and is a perk of riding.

It's more if you're in a queue for something specific, like the fuel pumps that I get annoyed!
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