Jump to content


Rugby League World Issue 400 - Out Now!

RUGBY LEAGUE WORLD MAGAZINE - ISSUE 400 - OUT NOW!
84 pages, 38 years of history from Open Rugby to the present day.
Click here for the digital edition to read online via smartphone, tablet and desktop devices including iPhone, iPad, Android & Kindle HD.
Click here to order a copy for delivery by post. Annual subscriptions also available worldwide.
Find out what's inside Issue 400
/ View a Gallery of all 400 covers / WH Smith Branches stocking Issue 400
Read Jamie Jones-Buchanan's Top 5 RLW Interviews including Marwan Koukash, Lee Briers, Gareth Thomas, Steve Ganson & Matt King OBE


League Express

Podcast

Photo
- - - - -

@&#$ing cyclists version 2


  • Please log in to reply
225 replies to this topic

#201 T-Dub

T-Dub
  • Coach
  • 1,987 posts

Posted 22 December 2012 - 12:02 PM

The 'eintracht' vision that motorists are consumed by when approaching the Sainsburys next door to me is a local phenomenon and causes regular incidents, some involving cyclists and pedestrians

(I appreciate that in these PC times one cannot generalize that the majority of tunnel vision driving seems to be done by women in pursuit of Nectar points, so I wont)

Its not till you get on a bike you realise that most motorists have no awareness at all of what a cyclist experiences through inconsiderate driving

#202 Severus

Severus
  • Coach
  • 12,699 posts

Posted 22 December 2012 - 04:15 PM

The 'eintracht' vision that motorists are consumed by when approaching the Sainsburys next door to me is a local phenomenon and causes regular incidents, some involving cyclists and pedestrians

(I appreciate that in these PC times one cannot generalize that the majority of tunnel vision driving seems to be done by women in pursuit of Nectar points, so I wont)

Its not till you get on a bike you realise that most motorists have no awareness at all of what a cyclist experiences through inconsiderate driving


I've done much more driving than cycling recently as I've been without a bike (bloody thieves). It really isn't difficult to share the road with cyclists. They aren't going to slow you down that much to warrant dangerous driving. I have no problem with them taking the lane and setting off early from traffic lights. Perhaps it's jealousy from drivers that cyclists can travel faster in urban traffic and are healthier ;).
Fides invicta triumphat

#203 Old Frightful

Old Frightful
  • Coach
  • 12,668 posts

Posted 22 December 2012 - 06:51 PM

What stance is that?

That everyone has to get out of the way of cars.

Couldn't have put it better myself.

          NO BUTS IT'S GOT TO BE BUTTER......                                 Z1N2MybzplQR6XBrwB9egniMH8xqYQ5s.jpg                                                                                                                     


#204 tonyXIII

tonyXIII
  • Coach
  • 4,957 posts

Posted 22 December 2012 - 09:35 PM

That everyone has to get out of the way of cars.


But they don't have to get out of the way of every car, just MINE! :angry: :D

Rethymno Rugby League Appreciation Society
Founder (and, so far, only) member.


#205 guess who

guess who
  • Coach
  • 3,944 posts

Posted 23 December 2012 - 02:37 PM

Couldn't have put it better myself.


You have mistaken how i have put my posts across.

If someone opens a car door without checking that its clear. They are at fault 100%.

Car drivers are taught to be aware of other roads users. To think what will happen if someone makes a mistake. Motorbike learners are taught the same. They also learn defensive riding techniques. So they are aware of the problem of putting themselves in harms way.

I did not mean cyclists have to move out of the way of cars. My point was cyclists have to do the same to keep safe.

It has amazed me that some on here cant or wont see that. Taking into account how venerable cyclists are.

#206 gingerjon

gingerjon
  • Coach
  • 28,879 posts

Posted 23 December 2012 - 03:24 PM

If someone opens a car door without checking that its clear. They are at fault 100%


Odd then that your posts about the guy who opened his door and killed a cyclist seem to be very much trying to find a way to move blame from him to the dead guy.
Cheer up, RL is actually rather good
- Severus, July 2012

#207 guess who

guess who
  • Coach
  • 3,944 posts

Posted 23 December 2012 - 03:29 PM

Odd then that your posts about the guy who opened his door and killed a cyclist seem to be very much trying to find a way to move blame from him to the dead guy.


Thats the way you have read it. Thats not what i meant.

I wanted to know why he was so close. I asked about the type of lane he was in. If that had anything to do with him being so close to the car.

#208 Old Frightful

Old Frightful
  • Coach
  • 12,668 posts

Posted 23 December 2012 - 07:04 PM

You have mistaken how i have put my posts across.

If someone opens a car door without checking that its clear. They are at fault 100%.

Car drivers are taught to be aware of other roads users. To think what will happen if someone makes a mistake. Motorbike learners are taught the same. They also learn defensive riding techniques. So they are aware of the problem of putting themselves in harms way.

I did not mean cyclists have to move out of the way of cars. My point was cyclists have to do the same to keep safe.

It has amazed me that some on here cant or wont see that. Taking into account how venerable cyclists are.

:D Great Freudian slip mate!

If that really is the case, all other road users should move aside and doff their caps every time they see a cyclist.

          NO BUTS IT'S GOT TO BE BUTTER......                                 Z1N2MybzplQR6XBrwB9egniMH8xqYQ5s.jpg                                                                                                                     


#209 Ullman

Ullman
  • Coach
  • 7,331 posts

Posted 23 December 2012 - 07:33 PM

This chap springs to mind:

Posted Image

"I own up. I am a serial risk taker. I live in a flood zone, cycle without a helmet, drink alcohol and on Sunday I had bacon for breakfast."


#210 guess who

guess who
  • Coach
  • 3,944 posts

Posted 23 December 2012 - 07:35 PM

:D Great Freudian slip mate!

If that really is the case, all other road users should move aside and doff their caps every time they see a cyclist.


No slip at all.

Cyclists having very little, if any protection when a accident happens. They should be more aware of the danger they can be in.

#211 Old Frightful

Old Frightful
  • Coach
  • 12,668 posts

Posted 23 December 2012 - 07:51 PM

No slip at all.

Cyclists having very little, if any protection when a accident happens. They should be more aware of the danger they can be in.

Pardon me then, I thought perhaps you meant "vulnerable" rather than "venerable".

          NO BUTS IT'S GOT TO BE BUTTER......                                 Z1N2MybzplQR6XBrwB9egniMH8xqYQ5s.jpg                                                                                                                     


#212 Old Frightful

Old Frightful
  • Coach
  • 12,668 posts

Posted 23 December 2012 - 07:55 PM

This chap springs to mind:

Posted Image

Who...giwildgo?

          NO BUTS IT'S GOT TO BE BUTTER......                                 Z1N2MybzplQR6XBrwB9egniMH8xqYQ5s.jpg                                                                                                                     


#213 guess who

guess who
  • Coach
  • 3,944 posts

Posted 23 December 2012 - 07:59 PM

Pardon me then, I thought perhaps you meant "vulnerable" rather than "venerable".


Doh.................sorry i now see what i have done :D

#214 Old Frightful

Old Frightful
  • Coach
  • 12,668 posts

Posted 23 December 2012 - 08:14 PM

Doh.................sorry i now see what i have done :D

No worries, it was fantastic! :lol:

          NO BUTS IT'S GOT TO BE BUTTER......                                 Z1N2MybzplQR6XBrwB9egniMH8xqYQ5s.jpg                                                                                                                     


#215 Ullman

Ullman
  • Coach
  • 7,331 posts

Posted 24 December 2012 - 10:16 AM

Who...giwildgo?

That's a relief.

I was a bit worried you wouldn't recognise him.

"I own up. I am a serial risk taker. I live in a flood zone, cycle without a helmet, drink alcohol and on Sunday I had bacon for breakfast."


#216 Bostik Bailey

Bostik Bailey
  • Coach
  • 1,678 posts

Posted 24 December 2012 - 12:36 PM

No slip at all.

Cyclists having very little, if any protection when a accident happens. They should be more aware of the danger they can be in.


As an avid cyclist, this is probably the best advice any cyclist can take, cos let's face it not matter how much polystyrene you wear, or how many bright halogen lamps you adorn yourself with, you WILL con of second best in any collision.

#217 JohnM

JohnM
  • Coach
  • 19,679 posts

Posted 24 December 2012 - 01:00 PM

It is of course incumbent upon all of us to take care of the most vulnerable and venerable in society. Of course, people should look out for themselves, but shouldn't we be concentrating stopping offenders rather than saying the victims should have taken more care?

#218 Phil

Phil
  • Coach
  • 1,879 posts

Posted 24 December 2012 - 01:28 PM

It is of course incumbent upon all of us to take care of the most vulnerable and venerable in society. Of course, people should look out for themselves, but shouldn't we be concentrating stopping offenders rather than saying the victims should have taken more care?



Yes
"Freedom without socialism is privilege and injustice, socialism without freedom is slavery and brutality" - Mikhail Bakunin

#219 Severus

Severus
  • Coach
  • 12,699 posts

Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:32 AM

Interesting infographic about cyclists jumping red lights. I didn't think it would be as high as 16%.Posted Image
Fides invicta triumphat

#220 JohnM

JohnM
  • Coach
  • 19,679 posts

Posted 18 January 2013 - 02:41 PM

The other side of the coin. A cyclist's life is now officially worth £35




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users