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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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chizzle 2:01 pm 07 Dec 11

Clearly the cyclist was breaking road rules – respect needs to be given on both parts. But as the family member of someone who was hit by a car and killed while on his bike, it makes me sick to read you threatening cyclists with your bullbar. Completely inappropriate and not a laughing matter.

Think about how you would feel if you took someone’s life out out of frustration.. .not something you would be forgetting in this life time.

Hanksinatra 1:24 am 30 Nov 11

Actually with regards a second coming (personally and honestly, I’m too old for that now ladies) what would Jesus ride for example and this is a good question. I ask you to think environmetally from these 3 choices.

A donkey
bbbbbbb a car!
or an…eeeeeeeeeeeelectrocution…..E-bike

Its between the donkey and an E-bike! We don’t even have to consider the Palm Sunday traffic issues if by car….it is a loosing deal.

So..donkey or E-bike…instictivly…what?…what?….you counter me with ideas about tradtion! Tripe and codswallop! Do as you will with the donkey…it no doubt will find a career in South America eventually becoming a pinyata. It is a sad end but not everyone gets a staring role.

So we are left with what….oh! Palm Sunday Jesus riding into town on an E-bike.

Right on

Hanksinatra 12:47 am 30 Nov 11

Carists indeed are not happy with cyclists. That is apparent. But they clearly by inference loathe statisticians and would deal with them in the same way they would with cylcists..if only they were on the roads. Personally I take this view upon refledton. Maybe the Prime Minister is right and education is an important issue..

How could you explain the benifits of cars over bikes to a primary school class? Actually no need. Just get their mum to pick them up after school. What an attractive lifestyle. No wonder traditional religions are fading in popularity.

BTW…genuine question. Is there a religion that has come out for the environment yet? Better still persuaded their God to weigh in on this climate change business. I don’t want to bother the dude but if anyone is in contact..well let him know he is not alone on this project and I understand everyone has business to attend to…etc….and if he is real..does he really want a trouble maker like me in hell?
I don’t wish to expand on this issue in a public forum

OpenYourMind 5:14 pm 29 Nov 11

Captain RAAF said :

I have often thought of mounting a small set of bongo drums to the steering wheel of may car for just such a scenario, wind the window down and start bongo-ing while shouting “Ramming Speeeed!”

Dear CaptainRAAF, your continual display of lack of knowledge of road rules coupled with your really poor attitude to the use of motor vehicles has led me to the conclusion that you are not safe to hold a bus ticket, much less a car licence. Regards, OpenYourMind

Diggety 3:39 pm 29 Nov 11

I don’t know if you can presume the cyclist knew the road rules, as he may or may not have completed the necessary “Learners” license examination that operators of other vehicles must complete, proving their theoretical competence.

Which always struck me as the most sensible practice for allowing cyclists on roads. It doesn’t cost much or take long to do, it should be a requirement.

Hanksinatra 2:03 pm 29 Nov 11

Captain RAAF said :

I have often thought of mounting a small set of bongo drums to the steering wheel of may car for just such a scenario, wind the window down and start bongo-ing while shouting “Ramming Speeeed!”

funny Captain…though in a certain way i’m comforted that you are with the RAAF rather than Qantas 🙂

Captain RAAF 7:58 am 29 Nov 11

I have often thought of mounting a small set of bongo drums to the steering wheel of may car for just such a scenario, wind the window down and start bongo-ing while shouting “Ramming Speeeed!”

Hanksinatra 11:35 pm 28 Nov 11

The fact is carism is almost like a religion in Australia. We cyclists are apparently witholden (or without in fact 🙂 to the hegemony of carists with their ridiculous road rules which are null in validity through reason except for the fact that there are so many cars.

In the Netherlands for example it is exactly the opposite. Cars are subserviant to bikes in a general sense and guess what? Noone is complaining. Though indeed they all did at first.

Perhaps because they are now aware of the lifestyle advantages directly, or else it could be as a result of several billions of dollars saved and enjoy spending that surplus on holidays and various excesses of enjoyment presumeably frowned upon by ranting carists here.

That is my expression of road rage

dungfungus 7:14 pm 28 Nov 11

Here is an example. I went to AllBids on Sunday and sat at the traffic lights on Ipswich St waiting for the right-turn arrow into Wiluna. Big shiney white scratch-free 4wd behind me with a big white shiney scratch-free driver at wheel. After about 10 seconds, he just went round me and into Wiluna St.

Now, first of all, I was in the wrong as the lights didnt have a red right-turn arrow (so, what happens if lights usual do but the bulb has blown? Not very fail-safe….) and so, if theres no on-coming traffic, I could have turned right quite legally.

As it was, the fool (Yep, I was in the wrong but not being a fool so much as a slap-head) decided to be unsafe and go round me. Why didnt he toot? Why didn’t he toot and shout “go on with ‘wake up!’ its green and theres no-one coming”? Is it because he is just an unsafe fool counting the days before he runs a red light and has a bucket of flowers left for him by the side of the road? Or is it because when he does – rightly so – chastise some half-awake moron like me he just gets a load of abuse back? Interesting questions….. But it does come back to the main question of why dont we start with some self-criticising of poor driving (of which Canberra excels itself) rather than taking the ‘someone else is to blame’ approach….

If you have a solid green light (and no arrows) and there is no oncoming traffic you can do the right turn legally.

ex-vectis 5:29 pm 28 Nov 11

Here is an example. I went to AllBids on Sunday and sat at the traffic lights on Ipswich St waiting for the right-turn arrow into Wiluna. Big shiney white scratch-free 4wd behind me with a big white shiney scratch-free driver at wheel. After about 10 seconds, he just went round me and into Wiluna St.

Now, first of all, I was in the wrong as the lights didnt have a red right-turn arrow (so, what happens if lights usual do but the bulb has blown? Not very fail-safe….) and so, if theres no on-coming traffic, I could have turned right quite legally.

As it was, the fool (Yep, I was in the wrong but not being a fool so much as a slap-head) decided to be unsafe and go round me. Why didnt he toot? Why didn’t he toot and shout “go on with ‘wake up!’ its green and theres no-one coming”? Is it because he is just an unsafe fool counting the days before he runs a red light and has a bucket of flowers left for him by the side of the road? Or is it because when he does – rightly so – chastise some half-awake moron like me he just gets a load of abuse back? Interesting questions….. But it does come back to the main question of why dont we start with some self-criticising of poor driving (of which Canberra excels itself) rather than taking the ‘someone else is to blame’ approach….

ex-vectis 5:15 pm 28 Nov 11

Gotta love Canberra, its always someone else at fault….

jcitizen 4:32 pm 28 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!

I bet he lives in Cambell or Hackett?

Mysteryman 3:41 pm 28 Nov 11

puggy said :

Phwoa said :

Everyone should have a go at riding/driving/walking/crossing a road in south east Asia.

Ah, walking across six lanes in China…. live action Frogger.

So true! I have fond memories of watching my travel companions trying to cross the massive roads in Beijing.

puggy 2:31 pm 28 Nov 11

Phwoa said :

Everyone should have a go at riding/driving/walking/crossing a road in south east Asia.

Ah, walking across six lanes in China…. live action Frogger.

Hanksinatra 2:06 pm 28 Nov 11

I believe so. Turns out no one here is well traveled. Everyone should have a go at riding/driving/walking/crossing a road in south east Asia.

I met a Dutch cyclist once in Jakarta, taking a world tour, next stop Australia. I told him to think about it as motorists are actually antagonistic towards cyclists here and riding on the roads represents a real danger. He didn’t believe it was possible.

Phwoa 5:47 pm 15 Nov 11

fromthecapital said :

Are we going to have someone write in every time cars queue across an intersection, run a red light, cut someone off, enter a roundabout without right of way? Or is it only a scandal when some outlaw on two wheels upsets someone?

I believe so. Turns out no one here is well traveled. Everyone should have a go at riding/driving/walking/crossing a road in south east Asia.

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