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.. And Cyclists Wonder Why They Get Such A Hard Time in Canberra?

By Katietonia - 11 June 2009 69

Driving my merry way to work this morning, doing the speed limit, I was shocked when a cyclist appeared out of nowhere right in front of me, having not stopped at the side of the road to give way like he should have.

After I slammed on the brakes to avoid hitting him, he then shouted at me to **** off! If you’re going to ride around refusing to obey the road rules at least have the courtesy not to tell the people you’ve scared by refusing to give way to **** off.

Good morning Canberra, how I have missed you.

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.. And Cyclists Wonder Why They Get Such A Hard Time in Canberra?
Katietonia 10:47 am 11 Jun 09

phototext said :

“I think it’s the aggressiveness shown by some cyclists that scares people.”

Good.

Perhaps they will pay more attention and obey the road rules and stop being such effin a-holes towards cyclists.

I agree with people showing aggressiveness towards cyclists after having lived several years in the Netherlands then coming back here, people here would die of heart attacks if that many bikes were on the road but I don’t see how I could have done anything other than run over him in this situation. Anyway that was my one whinge ever posted on this website.

DarkLadyWolfMother 10:45 am 11 Jun 09

I have to mention the very unusual sight I saw this morning:

I always drive into work at dawn or pre-dawn AM. I’m used to seeing individual cyclists with no lights (and often no reflective clothing). I’m also used to seeing groups of cyclists where one or two individuals have lights, and the rest don’t.

This morning there was a group of cyclists who all had lights – front and rear – all had reflective clothing, and all kept to about one half of the lane, meaning others had no ‘space issues’ when trying to pass.

It’s such a rare sight that I have to congratulate this group of cyclists on being the only group I’ve yet seen in the pre-dawn light who had 100% sensible members.

Jim Jones 10:35 am 11 Jun 09

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy said :

This is getting boring…

+1

chewy14 10:34 am 11 Jun 09

If you didn’t stop he wouldn’t have had the chance to tell you to F**k Off.

Try it next time.

The Brad 10:33 am 11 Jun 09

Let’s not forget stupid pedestrians.

Danman 10:27 am 11 Jun 09

Indeed, one would assume that there is slightly more than one bad cyclist..Probably as commonplace as poor road users…Lost count how many times I have been yelled at for walking across a ped x-ing with my bike in teh afternoon rush….See me crying poor me ?

Live and let live…

Whats the point of wasting time with getting stressed about poor ettiquite in society when its becoming more commonplace?

phototext 10:26 am 11 Jun 09

“I think it’s the aggressiveness shown by some cyclists that scares people.”

Good.

Perhaps they will pay more attention and obey the road rules and stop being such effin a-holes towards cyclists.

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_ 10:26 am 11 Jun 09

In this town we have:
1) Some idiot drivers; and
2) Some idiot cyclists.

This is getting boring…

S4anta 10:26 am 11 Jun 09

Thumper said :

I think it’s the aggressiveness shown by some cyclists that scares people.

Nothing a NASCAR Style bunt couldn’t sort out I’m sure.

phototext 10:22 am 11 Jun 09

Stupid cyclist.

Then again, the number of stupid and dangerous drivers I encounter everyday who either don’t understand the road rules or don’t care about them amazes me….. still.

Very Busy 10:20 am 11 Jun 09

justbands said :

Haven’t we had enough of these yet johnboy?

Perhaps there’s a reason we get so many of these!!!

justbands said :

how I have missed pointless whinges about individual cyclists that generalise & declare that one bad cyclist must equal all bad cyclists.

Perhaps there is slightly more than one bad cyclist!!!

Thumper 10:16 am 11 Jun 09

I think it’s the aggressiveness shown by some cyclists that scares people.

NoAddedMSG 10:15 am 11 Jun 09

Danman said :

And then theres my version of this mornings events…

Much more relaxing don’t you think ?

I like your version better.

Danman 10:13 am 11 Jun 09

And then theres my version of this mornings events…

Much more relaxing don’t you think ?

justbands 10:09 am 11 Jun 09

& how I have missed pointless whinges about individual cyclists that generalise & declare that one bad cyclist must equal all bad cyclists. A truck cut me off once…ALL TRUCK DRIVERS MUST CUT PEOPLE OFF!

Haven’t we had enough of these yet johnboy?

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