Skip to content Skip to main navigation

News

Chamberlains - complete legal services for business

Cyclist not helping ‘The Cause”

By padge48 - 7 August 2013 39

Time: 8.30ish Monday 5/8/13.

Place : stationary at left turn from intersection of Melrose drive and Hindmarsh drive

gingerbearded middleaged cyclist charged into my Subaru  rear vision mirror (I was not in the cycle lane)

I stopped further up to remonstrate with him .He laughed and took evasive action.

Have seen him since, pedalling slowly up Adelaide Avenue. Maybe a good idea in all areas for this guy…

Police have been informed.

Score: Lost: one  female supporter (previous) of cyclists in Canberra

There is a name for such guys but I am too ladylike to use it online.

Police have been given details by the way.

What’s Your opinion?


Post a comment
Please login to post your comments, or connect with
39 Responses to
Cyclist not helping ‘The Cause”
scentednightgardens 7:08 pm 07 Aug 13

Bit off topic – but KB1971 – and Barcham and others. Wondering if someone could explain what

This.

…means, as a response to other’s comments? I have managed to figure LOL and LMFAO out. But,

This.

…..eh?????

How_Canberran 6:43 pm 07 Aug 13

ginger bearded mmmm? Don’t worry magpie season starts shortly.

How Canberran.

Mike Bessenger 6:27 pm 07 Aug 13

It’s possible you didn’t realise and nearly killed him at a previous intersection or on a previous day.

FioBla 5:48 pm 07 Aug 13

> …middleaged…

Middleaged people suck.

bundah 5:03 pm 07 Aug 13

gingerbearded middleaged cyclist charged into my Subaru rear vision mirror

Bloody hell did you have your tailgate open? Or did you mean he hit your left hand door mirror?

DrKoresh 4:42 pm 07 Aug 13

dtc said :

Time: 8.30ish Monday 5/8/13.

Place : lights on Macarthur Avenue

Young lady in small hatchback drives through red light at crossing.

Police have not been informed since this happens all the time.

Score: Lost: not much since this is expected from Canberra drivers.

Yeah but the lights at crossings are a crappy example. Often you’ll have a lone pedestrian, or even a cyclist who pushes the button, cross as soon as the light turns red for traffic and then there’s just a row of cars waiting for non-existent pedestrians for the next 60 odd seconds. I still don’t think people should run red lights, but this is a case where it’s much more forgivable than at say, an intersection.

Solidarity 4:29 pm 07 Aug 13

Time: 2:20pm Wednesday 07/08/13
Place: the-riotact.com

Another cyclist vs. driver thread!

Ben_Dover 4:24 pm 07 Aug 13

ceejbee said :

Otherwise, you might as well use his actions to hate on all men, all bearded people and all ginger haired people.

I thought it was compulsory to hate beardies and gingers?

puggy 4:24 pm 07 Aug 13

Oops. I clicked on this thinking it was this morning’s cyclist related post. A new evolution on riotact, morning and afternoon edition cycling posts!

PS Yes, the gingerbread…beard… guy is a knob.

Postalgeek 3:55 pm 07 Aug 13

So I take it you’ve never encountered a rude driver in Canberra because if you had, you would no longer be supporter of drivers in Canberra.

magiccar9 3:37 pm 07 Aug 13

Cyclists huh!
I would have either followed him to his destination (hopefully work) and got his details from somewhere like reception.
Failing that I would have stopped the car across his cycle lane blocking as much space as possible (I wouldn’t even be concerned with stopping traffic), waited until he got closer, and if he didn’t stop, I’d knock him off his bike.
People like that deserve to be run over – plain and simple.

dtc 3:30 pm 07 Aug 13

Time: 8.30ish Monday 5/8/13.

Place : lights on Macarthur Avenue

Young lady in small hatchback drives through red light at crossing.

Police have not been informed since this happens all the time.

Score: Lost: not much since this is expected from Canberra drivers.

KB1971 3:27 pm 07 Aug 13

ceejbee said :

Sounds like that guy is a knob, hopefully he’ll get in to trouble. Maybe you should just hate on him rather than all cyclists. Otherwise, you might as well use his actions to hate on all men, all bearded people and all ginger haired people. Maybe all middle aged people too.

This.

beardedclam 2:35 pm 07 Aug 13

i will use it “knob”

ceejbee 2:35 pm 07 Aug 13

Sounds like that guy is a knob, hopefully he’ll get in to trouble. Maybe you should just hate on him rather than all cyclists. Otherwise, you might as well use his actions to hate on all men, all bearded people and all ginger haired people. Maybe all middle aged people too.

1 2 3

Related Articles

CBR Tweets

Sign up to our newsletter

Top
Copyright © 2017 Riot ACT Holdings Pty Ltd. All rights reserved.
www.the-riotact.com | www.b2bmagazine.com.au | www.thisiscanberra.com

Search across the site