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  Reply # 1745285 21-Mar-2017 17:25
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Pedal-clown who nearly hit me (while running a red light into a bus only street) at lunch time as I was crossing Manners St by Macca's on a green cross signal. 

 

Would have been interesting if he actually collided with me as he had no helmet on ...

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1745292 21-Mar-2017 17:30
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Every time I complained about cyclists doing wrong guys stuff like running a red light or going the wrong way I was met with hate and rage from other cyclists.

It is almost like they have a chip with everyone and think they are the only ones on the road.




 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1745298 21-Mar-2017 17:50
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freitasm: Every time I complained about cyclists doing wrong guys stuff like running a red light or going the wrong way I was met with hate and rage from other cyclists.

It is almost like they have a chip with everyone and think they are the only ones on the road.

 

 

 

To be fair, cyclists are treated pretty poorly on the road by motorists. I know someone who was killed when a car decided to open their door without checking, and they ran into the door. I had this problem when cycling myself as a kid, and felt  so angry with the driver when it happened. There are just so many bad drivers on the road, and cyclists have to navigate this mess.   Everytime I drive, I see motorists breaking that law, driving through red lights, not signalling properly, not knowing how to use a roundabout. And don't get me started with those drivers who are still using mobiles when driving. Real estate agents seem to be the worst from my observations. I don't see that many cyclists breaking the law, but sure it happens, especially with courier cyclists, who are required to deliver within a certain period of time to get paid the full amount.


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  Reply # 1745309 21-Mar-2017 18:44
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No excuse for cyclists to be rude and lash on pedestrians.

 

I don't see the same happening in the weekends. It seems only happen with those cycling to work. 





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  Reply # 1745408 21-Mar-2017 22:24
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freitasm: Every time I complained about cyclists doing wrong guys stuff like running a red light or going the wrong way I was met with hate and rage from other cyclists.

It is almost like they have a chip with everyone and think they are the only ones on the road.

 

 

 

The ones that annoy me the most are the ones that expect the rest of us to put up with detours, road closures and general inconvenience so that they can have a road race on a public highway. 






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  Reply # 1745434 21-Mar-2017 22:26
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mattwnz:

 

freitasm: Every time I complained about cyclists doing wrong guys stuff like running a red light or going the wrong way I was met with hate and rage from other cyclists.

It is almost like they have a chip with everyone and think they are the only ones on the road.

 

 

 

To be fair, cyclists are treated pretty poorly on the road by motorists. I know someone who was killed when a car decided to open their door without checking, and they ran into the door. I had this problem when cycling myself as a kid, and felt  so angry with the driver when it happened. There are just so many bad drivers on the road, and cyclists have to navigate this mess.   Everytime I drive, I see motorists breaking that law, driving through red lights, not signalling properly, not knowing how to use a roundabout. And don't get me started with those drivers who are still using mobiles when driving. Real estate agents seem to be the worst from my observations. I don't see that many cyclists breaking the law, but sure it happens, especially with courier cyclists, who are required to deliver within a certain period of time to get paid the full amount.

 

 

 

 

I agree entirely about the bad driving - which affects us all not just cyclists. The fine for running a red light is less than a week's shopping in New World. If the fine for using your phone was $1000, a 1 month ban and your car crushed if you did not pay in 7 days or drove whilst banned, I bet we'd see an uptick in hands free kit sales...






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  Reply # 1745435 21-Mar-2017 22:28
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James Bond:

 

Adverts and Trailers before the movie starts at the movies.

 

 

 

 

Subscription services that still force subscribers to watch or read ads. Looking at you, Sky...!






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  Reply # 1745462 21-Mar-2017 22:39
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James Bond:

 

Adverts and Trailers before the movie starts at the movies.

 

 

Cinemas in this country basically never even bother to disguise their contempt for their patrons.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1745463 21-Mar-2017 22:46
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mattwnz: ... I don't see that many cyclists breaking the law, but sure it happens, especially with courier cyclists, who are required to deliver within a certain period of time to get paid the full amount.



Courier cyclists are about the only cyclists I ever see not breaking the law. Heh, anecdotal evidence is funny like that.

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  Reply # 1745491 22-Mar-2017 00:32
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mattwnz: ... I don't see that many cyclists breaking the law, but sure it happens, especially with courier cyclists, who are required to deliver within a certain period of time to get paid the full amount.


Courier cyclists are about the only cyclists I ever see not breaking the law. Heh, anecdotal evidence is funny like that.

 

 

 

Maybe not these days, although my brother used to be one, and he observed it a lot. They don't get paid as much if they miss delivery by a certain time.


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  Reply # 1745550 22-Mar-2017 08:52
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mattwnz:

 

To be fair, cyclists are treated pretty poorly on the road by motorists.

 

 

Chicken or the egg? Back when I was a cyclist (before I was old enough to legally operate a motorvehicle on a public road - cycling after that point in life is just plain demeaning) we behaved ourselves and showed other road users courtesy - like staying close to the left of the roadway, obeying the lights and using common sense when travelling in groups - and we had no issues with poor treatment by motorists. Do you see where I'm going with this?





"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."
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freitasm: Every time I complained about cyclists doing wrong guys stuff like running a red light or going the wrong way I was met with hate and rage from other cyclists.

It is almost like they have a chip with everyone and think they are the only ones on the road.

 

I believe you dropped this...

 





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  Reply # 1745622 22-Mar-2017 10:35
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cadman: ... like staying close to the left of the roadway ...


I hope you don't mean ducking in and out around parked cars, though? Or riding through glass/potholes? Both of which are dangerous and contrary to the road code.

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  Reply # 1745994 22-Mar-2017 18:29
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Pedantic people in a thread that give you a definition of a word, that has nothing to do with the topic at hand.


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  Reply # 1746001 22-Mar-2017 18:54
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blakamin:

 

Pedantic people in a thread that give you a definition of a word, that has nothing to do with the topic at hand.

 

 

pedanticor pedantical
[puh-dan-tik]

 

adjective
1. ostentatious in one's learning.
2. overly concerned with minute details or formalisms, especially in teaching.

 

Origin of pedantic Expand
1590-16001590-1600; pedant + -ic

 

 





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