One single thing that makes you think "knob" Vol 4

One single thing that makes you think "knob" Vol 4

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Mandalore

1,735 posts

68 months

Wednesday 24th June
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TimoMak said:
Anyone with cams on the front and back of their bike is clearly on a mission. Is also very clear you are too far away from the curb.

If you don’t get hit by their near side wing mirror it is a safe pass.
Its the emotional injury to his opinions on what the distance should be, that we are discussing, not the non-event of no actual physical harm. wink





Solocle

1,443 posts

39 months

Wednesday 24th June
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Mafffew said:
TimoMak said:
Anyone with cams on the front and back of their bike is clearly on a mission. Is also very clear you are too far away from the curb.

If you don’t get hit by their near side wing mirror it is a safe pass.
Bait has been laid.

Who will bite?
https://www.gov.uk/giving-up-your-driving-licence I think for him.

Btw, I only have a rear camera wink

Edited by Solocle on Wednesday 24th June 11:02

Woody John

716 posts

28 months

Wednesday 24th June
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Solocle said:
Mafffew said:
TimoMak said:
Anyone with cams on the front and back of their bike is clearly on a mission. Is also very clear you are too far away from the curb.

If you don’t get hit by their near side wing mirror it is a safe pass.
Bait has been laid.

Who will bite?
https://www.gov.uk/giving-up-your-driving-licence I think for him.
I think some hands on experience would be better. Put him on a road bike doing 32mph and I'll do a close pass at 60mph just avoiding physical contact.

Solocle

1,443 posts

39 months

Wednesday 24th June
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Woody John said:
I think some hands on experience would be better. Put him on a road bike doing 32mph and I'll do a close pass at 60mph just avoiding physical contact.
Might need a bit more than a 2% downhill for that hehe

Especially given that I averaged about 30 on that stint into a town, even if cars had sat behind me all the way, they'd only have lost 1 minute. But plenty of perfectly good overtakes, and at the time the land rover went past, the offside lane was completely clear. Completely intentional, using a vehicle as a weapon, methinks. rolleyes
Incidentally, the very same as the most common complaint about DCWs.

Woody John

716 posts

28 months

Wednesday 24th June
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Solocle said:
Woody John said:
I think some hands on experience would be better. Put him on a road bike doing 32mph and I'll do a close pass at 60mph just avoiding physical contact.
Might need a bit more than a 2% downhill for that hehe

Especially given that I averaged about 30 on that stint into a town, even if cars had sat behind me all the way, they'd only have lost 1 minute. But plenty of perfectly good overtakes, and at the time the land rover went past, the offside lane was completely clear. Completely intentional, using a vehicle as a weapon, methinks. rolleyes
Incidentally, the very same as the most common complaint about DCWs.
Had one the other day, similar but the driver added the icing on the cake while doing it. Won't say what as it will give others ideas!

Ares

9,598 posts

75 months

Wednesday 24th June
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Mafffew said:
TimoMak said:
Anyone with cams on the front and back of their bike is clearly on a mission. Is also very clear you are too far away from the curb.

If you don’t get hit by their near side wing mirror it is a safe pass.
Bait has been laid.

Who will bite?
It would be an intelligent debate with an unarmed man.

kowalski655

10,200 posts

98 months

Wednesday 24th June
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The knob who drove into my parking space as I was reversing into it

Woody John

716 posts

28 months

Wednesday 24th June
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kowalski655 said:
The knob who drove into my parking space as I was reversing into it
Must have been looking fighting.

fatboy18

17,804 posts

166 months

Wednesday 24th June
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kowalski655 said:
The knob who drove into my parking space as I was reversing into it
Were you 2 meters from the parking space or1.5 meters? whistle

fred bloggs

460 posts

155 months

Wednesday 24th June
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BerlinChris said:
Its 2020, imagine hating cyclists. I find those who do are generally fat balding boring blokes who do little to no exercise and think driving their car is classed as a 'hobby'. Getting exercise in the sun, exploring the local area, making friends, challenging yourself physically and mentally, I really cant see how anyone dislikes cycling. But ofcourse it boils back down to being a boring angry person who hates people bettering their lives.
I am neither fat, or balding,or angry. I take exercise, but thanks for the assumptions.
I dont hate all cyclists, just the tryhards. I agree about exercise in the sun,exploring making 'friends', and all that,I really do.
But jumping lights, riding two abrest,wearing lycra,holding up cars by riding in the middle of the road, pretending your in the tour de france, sneering at lads in subarus with big exhausts,because your so rightious, nope.

It is possible to go for a nice ride in jeans and a T shirt, heck I sometimes ride in crocks.

Edited by fred bloggs on Wednesday 24th June 18:16

Buster73

3,934 posts

108 months

Wednesday 24th June
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fred bloggs said:
I am neither fat, or balding,or angry. I take exercise, but thanks for the assumptions.
I dont hate all cyclists, just the tryhards. I agree about exercise in the sun,exploring making 'friends', and all that,I really do.
But jumping lights, riding two abrest,wearing lycra,holding up cars by riding in the middle of the road, pretending your in the tour de france, sneering at lads in subarus with big exhausts,because your so rightious, nope.

It is possible to go for a nice ride in jeans and a T shirt, heck I sometimes ride in crocks.

Edited by fred bloggs on Wednesday 24th June 18:16
Crocs.

Solocle

1,443 posts

39 months

Wednesday 24th June
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fred bloggs said:
I am neither fat, or balding,or angry. I take exercise, but thanks for the assumptions.
I dont hate all cyclists, just the tryhards. I agree about exercise in the sun,exploring making 'friends', and all that,I really do.
But jumping lights, riding two abrest,wearing lycra,holding up cars by riding in the middle of the road, pretending your in the tour de france, sneering at lads in subarus with big exhausts,because your so rightious, nope.

It is possible to go for a nice ride in jeans and a T shirt, heck I sometimes ride in crocks.

Edited by fred bloggs on Wednesday 24th June 18:16
Try riding 200 miles in jeans.

Two abreast / taking the lane makes the cyclists more visible, thus reducing risk. It also avoids "squeezing through" dangerous overtakes.

nonsequitur

13,143 posts

71 months

Wednesday 24th June
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fred bloggs said:
I am neither fat, or balding,or angry. I take exercise, but thanks for the assumptions.
I dont hate all cyclists, just the tryhards. I agree about exercise in the sun,exploring making 'friends', and all that,I really do.
But jumping lights, riding two abrest,wearing lycra,holding up cars by riding in the middle of the road, pretending your in the tour de france, sneering at lads in subarus with big exhausts,because your so rightious, nope.



Edited by fred bloggs on Wednesday 24th June 18:16
Also: Charging through a group of walkers on a country road with dogs, without a by your leave or any warning etc. One false move and someone's in the dyke. Or worse.

Outrageous.

nonsequitur

13,143 posts

71 months

Wednesday 24th June
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Woody John said:
Must have been looking fighting.
I remember when I was looking fighting. Not a pretty sight.

Ares

9,598 posts

75 months

Thursday 25th June
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fred bloggs said:
I am neither fat, or balding,or angry. I take exercise, but thanks for the assumptions.
I dont hate all cyclists, just the tryhards. I agree about exercise in the sun,exploring making 'friends', and all that,I really do.
But jumping lights, riding two abrest,wearing lycra,holding up cars by riding in the middle of the road, pretending your in the tour de france, sneering at lads in subarus with big exhausts,because your so rightious, nope.

It is possible to go for a nice ride in jeans and a T shirt, heck I sometimes ride in crocks.

Edited by fred bloggs on Wednesday 24th June 18:16
You hate the tryhards? What a bizarre thing? To hate someone that tries hard at an activity?

Do you hate people jogging in trainers and shorts? Hate people playing football in football kits? Do you hate golfers that put their golf clubs in a golf bag?


I'm guessing you have no issue with people that don't know your from you're though? Or can't spell or use grammar?

Stick Legs

1,055 posts

120 months

Thursday 25th June
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I'm just going to quite this from Post 3 Volume 1.

Wednesday 11 May 2011:
Garlick wrote:

"Ah, I fear this might just veer off topic. Let's see....."

nonsequitur

13,143 posts

71 months

Thursday 25th June
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Stick Legs said:
I'm just going to quite this from Post 3 Volume 1.

Wednesday 11 May 2011:
Garlick wrote:

"Ah, I fear this might just veer off topic. Let's see....."
Then he won the lottery!

fred bloggs

460 posts

155 months

Thursday 25th June
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Online spelling police. I have better things to do than spellcheck forum posts

fred bloggs

460 posts

155 months

Thursday 25th June
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Solocle said:
fred bloggs said:
I am neither fat, or balding,or angry. I take exercise, but thanks for the assumptions.
I dont hate all cyclists, just the tryhards. I agree about exercise in the sun,exploring making 'friends', and all that,I really do.
But jumping lights, riding two abrest,wearing lycra,holding up cars by riding in the middle of the road, pretending your in the tour de france, sneering at lads in subarus with big exhausts,because your so rightious, nope.

It is possible to go for a nice ride in jeans and a T shirt, heck I sometimes ride in crocks.

Edited by fred bloggs on Wednesday 24th June 18:16
Try riding 200 miles in jeans.
Forget that. Engines have been invented for journeys of that length.

Cliftonite

7,342 posts

93 months

Thursday 25th June
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Knob: Kent Chief Constable.

In a week when the trial re-starts of (aka " traveller" !) scum who, in an unbelievably cruel manner, killed PC Andrew Harper, Kent police proudly announce this:

https://mobile.twitter.com/kent_police/status/1275...

I do hope they read and take note of the onslaught of tweets against this "light blue touch paper" action!