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Top Tip for Cyclists

On 7 Nov 2016 at 5:20pm Ding ding wrote:
If you are using a shared path and there is a pedestrian ahead of you then why not ring your bell to let them know your coming rather than the "stealth" approach and then swearing at them if they are in your way? Or is a bell not "macho" enough or something?
On 7 Nov 2016 at 5:23pm Macho wrote:
Macho, lol.
I was picturing Lycra and shaved legs...
On 7 Nov 2016 at 5:29pm Anticycle wrote:
I've got another top tip for the ninja lycra brigade.....Foxtrot Oscar
On 7 Nov 2016 at 5:48pm Road Rage Ron wrote:
They're all fags. Very gay clothing and bitching about who's bike is better.
On 7 Nov 2016 at 8:17pm Tweedsmuir wrote:
As a tweed wearing bicyclist I whole hearted agree with your views on the menace that is Lycra.
The other thing is that shared use paths don't seem to work very well as they are frustrating for cyclists and frightening for pedestrians. Not sure what the solution is apart from people waking up a bit .
On 7 Nov 2016 at 8:47pm The Greek wrote:
Is shouting or a noisy freehub okay? Nothing works if the ped has headphones in!
On 8 Nov 2016 at 10:04am CyclistCyclistToo wrote:
If you're talking about the shared path at RIngmer - it's a bloody nightmare.
Two weeks ago up there I narrowly avoiding running into a toddler who was running all over the path. I rang the bell, slowed down, but the parents didn't anything, I had to slam on the brakes and dismount until he/she was out of the way....
So last week I went on the road. Some idiot in a 4x4 swept past me without about an inch to spare (a 'punishment pass') while hitting the horn (presumably because I should have been on the cycle path). Then, a few minutes later, another car overook closely and the driver shouted "get on the path".
it might have been better if that path hadn't been built....
On 8 Nov 2016 at 1:19pm Jazzhands wrote:
Squeaky brakes help, and plenty of horn. Don't expect a smile though, you are always in the wrong to some people. And earphones are a menace as everyone is in their own little world now.
It's not just cycling, when I drive down Potato lane I get all sorts of rude looks by walkers who seem to think it is a footpath or something.

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