What have people got against cyclists?

Discussion in 'transport' started by Orang Utan, Jul 2, 2015.

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  1. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

  2. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    Obvious troll is obvious.
     
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  3. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    dull troll is dull too
     
  4. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    I think it's a timely article that makes some very good points about the disproportionate hatred towards cyclists. Not a troll at all.
     
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  5. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    What points? You could at least have highlighted those that you considered to be the most salient.
     
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  6. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    The whole article is spot on.
    One is the disproportionate annoyance many people have towards red light jumpers, while many motorists do it too, and 80% of motorists admit to speeding regularly, which is much more dangerous. Read the article.
     
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  7. souljacker

    souljacker A bit of skullduggery

    We've got loads but you still thought another one would be a good idea?
     
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  8. Spymaster

    Spymaster Trigger

    Cyclists are bad people.

    They don't pay road tax, are largely uninsured, and they jump red lights.
     
  9. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    It's always worth discussing.
     
  10. Spymaster

    Spymaster Trigger

    And they cycle on pavements.
     
  11. Spymaster

    Spymaster Trigger

    And they're rude and aggressive.
     
  12. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist specter haunting

    its true, when you do your (voluntary, paid for by the motorist) cycling proficiency test there's a half hour section on abusive gestures and foul mouthed shouting. Of course, I passed with flying colours. Always amusing to see the timid really getting into it.
     
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  13. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    You know there is no road tax right ?
     
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  14. Spymaster

    Spymaster Trigger

    No, I had no idea.

    I've only been on these boards for 15 years and have completely missed the ten million threads about it! ;)
     
  15. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    That thing about putting wire out at neck height was pretty shocking tbh - that goes a bit beyond tutting at a bike nipping through a red light
    psychopathic behaviour - not sure if its related to general biker-hating
     
  16. joustmaster

    joustmaster offcumdun

    No.
    This is:

    :D
     
  17. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    Don't respond! :D
     
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  18. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

  19. joustmaster

    joustmaster offcumdun

    Its only a very small percentage of road users that seem to hate me when I am cycling. The vast majority seem indifferent, or even make a special effort to give me space. But it's hard to remember that, when every single day, without fail, some twunt seems to be livid that I am in front of their car motor vehicle.
     
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  20. Spymaster

    Spymaster Trigger

    I saw one without a helmet yesterday.

    Wanker.
     
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  21. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    One galling claim by some motorists is that 'they think they own the road'.
     
  22. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    you take dislike of cyclists to a whole new level and i'm not sure it's entirely pleasant.
     
  23. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    Every single day I drive some twunt seems to be livid that I am in front of them too.

    Some people are just angry twunts.
     
  24. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    i'm sure some of the cyclists in leafy private roads do indeed own the road.
     
  25. joustmaster

    joustmaster offcumdun

    and what's with all the stupid lycra that they wear?
     
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  26. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    “pompous little pointy plastic hats"
     
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  27. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    how can you tell what drivers behind you are feeling?
     
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  28. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    the people with the most lycra seem to be the people with the least need for it.
     
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  29. joustmaster

    joustmaster offcumdun

    Its a little more frightening when you are balanced on a few kilograms of aluminum, and the punishment pass you, though.
     
  30. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    Usually by their behaviour.
     
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