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Pr*ck Cyclists

Discussion in 'Get it off your chest' started by carnivore, Mar 12, 2017.

  1. the dog

    the dog Petrol engines do NOT like diesel

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    Let's face it, there are idiots in cars, on motorbikes and cyclists who have no regard for other road users. All three are really annoying in there own rights. I drive a car, ride a motorbike and used to cycle a lot at work. We used to call cyclists the silent killers at work. Cars and motorbikes have engines so unless you are deaf or asleep you have some prior warning of their pending arrival as a pedestrian. With cyclists you rely solely on them making their presence known, hopefully in good time. I personally don't think waiting until they are on your shoulder constitutes in good time. That's what the bell was designed for isn't it? I do a lot of walking in the countryside etc. I've lost count of the times a lycra clad missile has sped past me from behind without as much as a warning. This has also happened on paths and walking over the humber bridge also. The first one that hits me will know about it, if I can still stand upright afterwards.
     
  2. EastmidsHD

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    I ride a bike to work, I also drive, and own a couple of motorbikes (one being a 9ft long chop) so I guess I'm split on this topic as I've nearly got knocked off my push bike a few times by wa*ker car drivers but that said I can't judge all of them the same, on the flip side I've come close to nearly smacking cyclists as some are unpredictable and shoot out into your path without warning.

    I think if we are all honest then we've all dropped a b*****k when we've either been riding or driving. But to go back to the op's original post it seems to me you may have been in your own world taking in the serenity and didn't hear the cyclist approaching, if he was being a tw*t and wanted to s**t you up he wouldn't of said "morning".

    Just put it down to something of nothing as I'm sure you would have forgotten about it by now if this thread wasn't active?
     
  3. sidney

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    Any sport or pastime which requires you to wear daft clobber is always going to polarise opinion, regardless of the participant's behaviour.
    Imagine the wardrobe of a cyclist who's also a golfer.:D
     
  4. Patrick

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    Exactly ,as you say there's good and bad in all road users,We've all experienced idiot car drivers and cyclists or people on bikes anyway that show a complete disregard for other road users and their own safety. I've also witnessed motorcyclists overtaking vehicles by crossing double unbroken white lines on a main road when coming back from a track day or race meeting at Castlecombe the local racing circuit and this was by bikers kitted out in full leathers on expensive high performance motorbikes.Hardly showing a good example of the motorcycling fraternity and probably one of the reasons why the fatality rate is so high with accidents involving bikers.
     
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  5. GMballistic

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    The thing is though I like the British touring cars as a motorsport fan but I don't get dressed up in a racing suit, boots and a helmet trying to see how fast I can drive my car on the roads.

    I've seen so many cyclist's all dressed up in Sky branded lycra and similar clothing racing as hard as they can in & out of traffic, through red lights as if they're in the Tour De France. :mad: :down:
     
  6. Alex.B

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    Have a race suit , helmet and boots if you want to buy them :D

    so do you think the same of football fans wearing their favourite teams clothing???
     
  7. Andy-K2

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    Noooooooooooo, that's bloody awful, still, made my wife laugh lol
     
  8. sidney

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    They might wear the shirt, and maybe a scarf and hat, but they don't dress up in the whole shorts/socks/boots palaver, or collapse dramatically to the floor every thirty seconds.

    It's much the same with joggers (oops, they're runners now aren't they, it sounds so much more professional than 'jogger') They used to just don an old pair of footy shorts and a hoodie, now, with their silly headphones and wrist gadgets they look like a cross between a slalom skier and the Argos book.
     
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    Considering this is a hobby where people dress up like action man to shoot paper targets with near replica guns I'd say that argument is on pretty thin ice.
     
  10. daveboy

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    What about them on unicycles ......Bloody Show offs
     
  11. Patrick

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    Or as in FT & HFT where you sometimes see shooters dressed from head to toe in camouflage clothing sometimes expensive clothing too to shoot at metal knockdown targets.I wouldn't think that it's a necessity to do that to achieve a high score but not being a participant in either sport i wouldn't know but i'm yet to be convinced.
     
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  13. milek

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    It would be daft to wear alternative clothing to what you would if you hunt, no point in getting another outfit shitted up.
     
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    A fair and valid point be is that the main or sole reason for doing so as i'm not so sure that it is with some shooters.
     
  16. Patrick

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    Yes we al know there are d******d cyclists about just as there are d******d drivers and motorcyclists about and by d******d motorcyclists i mean those whose sole aim in life it to make their motorcycle,often a Harley Davidson as noisy as possible.it might be music to their ears but it isn't to mine.Why they need to think that i or any other member of the public wants to hear them approaching from about half a mile away or more puzzles me to say the least.Why do motorcyclist almost universally think they can disregard speed limits,on the section of main road near my house there's a 20mph speed limit the rest is a 30mph limit but I've yet to see a single motor cyclist no matter what sort of bike they're riding adhere to it.As i said in my previous post the behaviour of some motorcyclist on their way back from a track day or race meeting at our local circuit sometimes leaves a lot to be desired so the motorcycling fraternity is hardly blemish free.
     
  17. EastmidsHD

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    Disagree with the above post, my Fazer 1000 is louder than my Harley chop and a load of my mates that own jap bikes have some stupid ass loud pipes... They save lives don't ya know?!
     
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    EastmidsHD;1615307]Disagree with the above post, my Fazer 1000 is louder than my Harley chop and a load of my mates that own jap bikes have some stupid ass loud pipes..]
    Absolute rubbish you don't need a motorcycle to make the excessively loud noise that some of these bloody bikes make to make people aware of their presence. they may have a reason for doing it but it isn't the safety of pedestrians or other road users.If a person was stone deaf they wouldn't be able to hear it anyway.Perhaps they think the more noise it makes the more it will get looked at or perhaps they just want to draw attention to themselves.But you don't need to hear a bike coming before it even come into view.I'm speaking as a 70 year old and a former motorcycle rider and i've never understood the need to make a motorcycle as noisy as possible unless it's to satisfy some juvenlle liking for noise and the pretext that the bike is somehow more powerful for making the extra noise.Motorcycles as the leave the factory are noisy enough enough to make people aware of them.Besides if your approaching someone that may not be aware of your presence and i find that had to believe you have an item on your bike to alert them,its called a horn.
     
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  19. MikeBBikes

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    Oh the irony of that coment:)
     
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    Some of the electric bikes currently being built are so quiet that they fit a speaker and emit an engine noise to warn others of it's presence, they have shown to be quite dangerous to ride.

    Now a few blips of the throttle with deep sounding cans while filtering down the traffic has saved my ass many times, a good friend of mine lost half his hand when some t**t decided to change lanes without looking and hit the clutch lever of Andy's bike severing it as he filtered.

    Louder pipes do save lives, not the loudest, stock pipes are useless.
     

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