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Cyclist on London Circuit at 7:45am

By angrymotorist1 - 14 November 2011 76

Hello,

This morning whilst travelling to work in my road registered car I came across a rather selfish cyclist and would like to bring attention to him here in the hope that he reads this and grows a brain.

Turning right into Akuna Street from London Circuit with a green arrow, I along with another vehicle were held up by a cyclist sitting in the middle of the turning lane waiting for his red light to turn green so that he could go straight and get a jump on the straight traffic. He sat there until our arrow went red and his light went green and then off he went oblivious to the rest of the world. He was lucky the driver in the vehicle in front of me was more patient than I, as if I were at the front of the queue he would have found himself in my bullbar.

Yes it’s a rant, yes it’s a first world problem – I don’t care. Selfish cyclist, I hope you read this and think about your actions next time you ‘share’ the roads with the rest of us.

Darryl

(Angry Motorist)

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76 Responses to
Cyclist on London Circuit at 7:45am
Thoroughly Smashed 11:20 am 14 Nov 11

I should ask whether you’d have posted about it if someone in a car did exactly the same thing?

Thoroughly Smashed 11:19 am 14 Nov 11

Sounds like an inconsiderate jerk, but that’s not because he’s a cyclist.

KB1971 11:19 am 14 Nov 11

Bullbar you say? Last farkwit in a car that I had an altercation with after he squeesed me into the gutter threatened me with his bullbar.

Don’t live in Conder/Banks do you?

Before we all get up in arms, they may have been a reason for the guy to be out there on his bike. Pity there are no pics to see how far “in the middle of the lane” the rider was.

Sharing the road is a wider issue than just one cyclist holding up someone for a minute. It happens daily & not limited to one bunch of users.

qbngeek 11:16 am 14 Nov 11

nice_enough said :

So what did the cyclist do wrong?

I think it is quite clear, the cyclist sat in the turning lane with every intention to go straight and held up the traffic. Whether it is a bicycle or car, doing the above is illegal but, of course, the rules only apply to cyclists when it suits them.

Seems BicycleCanberra has no issue with cyclists doing things illegally when it suits them, but is the first one to jump up and down if someone does wrong by the cyclists.

fromthecapital 11:14 am 14 Nov 11

I would hope your car is registered! It’s a requirement you know.

I hear exercise really helps with stress relief. I can understand why you are so angry though! You must have got to work 90 seconds late!

luther_bendross 11:09 am 14 Nov 11

One thing that irks me in this continuous cyclist/motorist debate is the issues of “sharing” the road. It seems that in the way it’s promoted, it’s up to the driver to “share” with the cyclist, and not the other way around. Riding one abreast is sharing. Riding two abreast is being inconsiderate to the people behind you trying to to 60 km/h.

I drive cars 90% of the time and cycle on bike paths.

nice_enough 11:05 am 14 Nov 11

So what did the cyclist do wrong?

Jivrashia 11:05 am 14 Nov 11

As a cyclist who uses the same route, and who does not block traffic by being in the wrong lane, I would like to apologise on behalf of the brainless cyclist.

Yogie 11:04 am 14 Nov 11

Your threat to use your bullbar puts you much further into the wrong than the cyclist, in my opinion.

astrojax 11:02 am 14 Nov 11

buzz819 said :

BicycleCanberra said :

The cyclist has every right to ‘ take the lane ‘ if he or she feels fit to do so.This is usually done for safety reasons and not to inconvenience other road vehicles. Many cyclists that ‘share the roads’ with vehicles are often cut off with vehicles turning left and not looking behind. A cyclist lost their life in this way in Wanniasa last year. So a bit of patience shouldn’t be too hard for a few minutes!

Unfortunately for for you and the cyclist, going straight from a left turn only lane is illegal on a bike or a car.

beat me to it. cyclsts have every right to share the road, not monopolise it…

Classified 10:59 am 14 Nov 11

Definitely an illegal move by the cyclist. Definitely a selfish asshole for doing so.

harvyk1 10:55 am 14 Nov 11

Solidarity said :

Sweet, I have popcorn and everything!

Yeah I’ve forgotten to get popcorn. I’m sure this fight will still be going at lunchtime, so I’ll get my popcorn then… 🙂

buzz819 10:49 am 14 Nov 11

BicycleCanberra said :

The cyclist has every right to ‘ take the lane ‘ if he or she feels fit to do so.This is usually done for safety reasons and not to inconvenience other road vehicles. Many cyclists that ‘share the roads’ with vehicles are often cut off with vehicles turning left and not looking behind. A cyclist lost their life in this way in Wanniasa last year. So a bit of patience shouldn’t be too hard for a few minutes!

Unfortunately for for you and the cyclist, going straight from a left turn only lane is illegal on a bike or a car.

Solidarity 10:46 am 14 Nov 11

Sweet, I have popcorn and everything!

BicycleCanberra 10:38 am 14 Nov 11

The cyclist has every right to ‘ take the lane ‘ if he or she feels fit to do so.This is usually done for safety reasons and not to inconvenience other road vehicles. Many cyclists that ‘share the roads’ with vehicles are often cut off with vehicles turning left and not looking behind. A cyclist lost their life in this way in Wanniasa last year. So a bit of patience shouldn’t be too hard for a few minutes!

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