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#1 John S

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 09:31 PM

Quite often as I'm driving around, I see some cyclist (usually a teenager) cycling with no hands, and I think "you idiot, if something happens you have no control of your bike".

 

And now 34 year old Chris Froome, whilst riding with no hands at approximately 40mph (and after being warned by his manager or trainer) got hit by a gust of wind, lost control of his bike and hit a wall, sustaining severe injuries.

 

Froome, you should be an example to other cyclists, but instead you act like a complete imbecile! A broken right femur, a broken hip, broken elbow and broken ribs? Serves you right you utter prat! Personally, I hope this fecks up your cycling career completely, it'll serve you right for ignoring GOOD advice. And I also hope your total stupidity teaches other cyclists not to act like an absolute **** on the road.

 

That last wish will never happen. Every day I go into town I see many examples of cyclists acting like complete A-holes. I wonder if any of them were named Chris Froome  :rolleyes:

 

 


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Species caught in 2017 Common Ash, Hawthorn, Hazel, Scots Pine, White Willow.

Species caught in 2016: Alder, Blackthorn, Common Ash, Crab Apple, Left Earlobe, Pedunculate Oak,  Rock Whitebeam, Scots Pine, Smooth-leaved Elm, Swan, Wayfaring tree.

Species caught in 2015: Ash, Bird Cherry, Black-Headed Gull, Common Hazel, Common Whitebeam, Elder, Field Maple, Gorse, Puma, Sessile Oak, White Willow.

Species caught in 2014: Big Angry Man's Ear, Blackthorn, Common Ash, Common Whitebeam, Downy Birch, European Beech, European Holly, Hawthorn, Hazel, Scots Pine, Wych Elm.
Species caught in 2013: Beech, Elder, Hawthorn, Oak, Right Earlobe, Scots Pine.

Species caught in 2012: Ash, Aspen, Beech, Big Nasty Stinging Nettle, Birch, Copper Beech, Grey Willow, Holly, Hazel, Oak, Wasp Nest (that was a really bad day), White Poplar.
Species caught in 2011: Blackthorn, Crab Apple, Elder, Fir, Hawthorn, Horse Chestnut, Oak, Passing Dog, Rowan, Sycamore, Willow.
Species caught in 2010: Ash, Beech, Birch, Elder, Elm, Gorse, Mullberry, Oak, Poplar, Rowan, Sloe, Willow, Yew.

 


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Posted 13 June 2019 - 09:50 PM

As a bike commuter, I completely agree.
No high viz, no lights. wheelies, no hands, no helmets etc


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Posted 13 June 2019 - 11:10 PM

I took the advice from my late Dad's, also late best mate (who taught me to ride a bike) when I was a Lad.

 

"No Hands = No Teeth".


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Posted 14 June 2019 - 09:34 AM

Have you seen the idiots who cycle no handed, talking on their mobile, and smoking a cig? We have a few of those. 

A newer menace is the scooter brigade, often wearing a suit, a shoulder bag, and a cycling helmet. They switch between pavement and road at will, with little or no warning, just like the cyclists do.

 The other day while driving under the 'dark arches' in Leeds, I heard his wheels, long before I saw him, a guy on a skateboard, weaving in and out of rush hour traffic. He was wearing dark clothes, no reflective strip, and no helmet. A prime candidate for a 'Darwin Award' if ever I saw one.

 

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Posted 14 June 2019 - 03:27 PM

Have you seen the idiots who cycle no handed, talking on their mobile, and smoking a cig? We have a few of those. 

A newer menace is the scooter brigade, often wearing a suit, a shoulder bag, and a cycling helmet. They switch between pavement and road at will, with little or no warning, just like the cyclists do.

 The other day while driving under the 'dark arches' in Leeds, I heard his wheels, long before I saw him, a guy on a skateboard, weaving in and out of rush hour traffic. He was wearing dark clothes, no reflective strip, and no helmet. A prime candidate for a 'Darwin Award' if ever I saw one.

 

John.

 

Yep, these idiots should not be allowed to breed. Let natural selection sort the problem out.


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Species caught in 2017 Common Ash, Hawthorn, Hazel, Scots Pine, White Willow.

Species caught in 2016: Alder, Blackthorn, Common Ash, Crab Apple, Left Earlobe, Pedunculate Oak,  Rock Whitebeam, Scots Pine, Smooth-leaved Elm, Swan, Wayfaring tree.

Species caught in 2015: Ash, Bird Cherry, Black-Headed Gull, Common Hazel, Common Whitebeam, Elder, Field Maple, Gorse, Puma, Sessile Oak, White Willow.

Species caught in 2014: Big Angry Man's Ear, Blackthorn, Common Ash, Common Whitebeam, Downy Birch, European Beech, European Holly, Hawthorn, Hazel, Scots Pine, Wych Elm.
Species caught in 2013: Beech, Elder, Hawthorn, Oak, Right Earlobe, Scots Pine.

Species caught in 2012: Ash, Aspen, Beech, Big Nasty Stinging Nettle, Birch, Copper Beech, Grey Willow, Holly, Hazel, Oak, Wasp Nest (that was a really bad day), White Poplar.
Species caught in 2011: Blackthorn, Crab Apple, Elder, Fir, Hawthorn, Horse Chestnut, Oak, Passing Dog, Rowan, Sycamore, Willow.
Species caught in 2010: Ash, Beech, Birch, Elder, Elm, Gorse, Mullberry, Oak, Poplar, Rowan, Sloe, Willow, Yew.

 


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Posted 14 June 2019 - 03:28 PM

I had one 3 nights ago, pitch black as I approached a crossroads, traffic lights turn green so I begin to move and then straight from my left a cyclist, black clothes, no lights flies straight across my front.. Yet if I had run this guy over it's my fault..



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Posted 14 June 2019 - 04:38 PM

 
Yep, these idiots should not be allowed to breed. Let natural selection sort the problem out.

Trouble is they lead a lucky life ,its everone else they effect that suffers!

Believe NOTHING anyones says or writes unless you witness  it yourself and even then your eyes can deceive you

 

There is only one opinion i listen to ,its mine and its ALWAYS right even when its wrong

 

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Posted 14 June 2019 - 10:54 PM

"Sorry officer, but when I struck that idiot on the bike who ran a red light and cycled right into my path, I was looking at the speedometer to make sure I was not breaking the law".


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Quanti Canicula Ille In Fenestra

 

Species caught in 2017 Common Ash, Hawthorn, Hazel, Scots Pine, White Willow.

Species caught in 2016: Alder, Blackthorn, Common Ash, Crab Apple, Left Earlobe, Pedunculate Oak,  Rock Whitebeam, Scots Pine, Smooth-leaved Elm, Swan, Wayfaring tree.

Species caught in 2015: Ash, Bird Cherry, Black-Headed Gull, Common Hazel, Common Whitebeam, Elder, Field Maple, Gorse, Puma, Sessile Oak, White Willow.

Species caught in 2014: Big Angry Man's Ear, Blackthorn, Common Ash, Common Whitebeam, Downy Birch, European Beech, European Holly, Hawthorn, Hazel, Scots Pine, Wych Elm.
Species caught in 2013: Beech, Elder, Hawthorn, Oak, Right Earlobe, Scots Pine.

Species caught in 2012: Ash, Aspen, Beech, Big Nasty Stinging Nettle, Birch, Copper Beech, Grey Willow, Holly, Hazel, Oak, Wasp Nest (that was a really bad day), White Poplar.
Species caught in 2011: Blackthorn, Crab Apple, Elder, Fir, Hawthorn, Horse Chestnut, Oak, Passing Dog, Rowan, Sycamore, Willow.
Species caught in 2010: Ash, Beech, Birch, Elder, Elm, Gorse, Mullberry, Oak, Poplar, Rowan, Sloe, Willow, Yew.

 


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Posted 16 June 2019 - 01:28 AM

"Sorry officer, but when I struck that idiot on the bike who ran a red light and cycled right into my path, I was looking at the speedometer to make sure I was not breaking the law".

That would get you a ticket. Driving without due care.


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Posted 16 June 2019 - 03:27 PM

That would get you a ticket. Driving without due care.

 

Unfortunately, yep :(

 

Equally unfortunately, the cyclist would get away scot free.


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Quanti Canicula Ille In Fenestra

 

Species caught in 2017 Common Ash, Hawthorn, Hazel, Scots Pine, White Willow.

Species caught in 2016: Alder, Blackthorn, Common Ash, Crab Apple, Left Earlobe, Pedunculate Oak,  Rock Whitebeam, Scots Pine, Smooth-leaved Elm, Swan, Wayfaring tree.

Species caught in 2015: Ash, Bird Cherry, Black-Headed Gull, Common Hazel, Common Whitebeam, Elder, Field Maple, Gorse, Puma, Sessile Oak, White Willow.

Species caught in 2014: Big Angry Man's Ear, Blackthorn, Common Ash, Common Whitebeam, Downy Birch, European Beech, European Holly, Hawthorn, Hazel, Scots Pine, Wych Elm.
Species caught in 2013: Beech, Elder, Hawthorn, Oak, Right Earlobe, Scots Pine.

Species caught in 2012: Ash, Aspen, Beech, Big Nasty Stinging Nettle, Birch, Copper Beech, Grey Willow, Holly, Hazel, Oak, Wasp Nest (that was a really bad day), White Poplar.
Species caught in 2011: Blackthorn, Crab Apple, Elder, Fir, Hawthorn, Horse Chestnut, Oak, Passing Dog, Rowan, Sycamore, Willow.
Species caught in 2010: Ash, Beech, Birch, Elder, Elm, Gorse, Mullberry, Oak, Poplar, Rowan, Sloe, Willow, Yew.