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Proof! Of a cyclist being a knob! One cyclist!

By johnboy - 25 September 2012 33

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Tim has sent this one in.

Which side is it again?!

Here I was on my evening commute home on Friday when this unlit cyclist came around a corner heading right for me! The poor jogger really couldn’t do any mor to “share the path”. The other cyclist somehow managed to pass me and overtake the jogger without colliding with either of us, but then the strangest thing happened – he yelled over his shoulder at me to “stay on the right side of the road!” Up until that moment, I’d thought we were all supposed to travel on the left-hand side, now I’m confused – can someone please clarify this for me?!

Note: the image has NOT been reversed/flipped.

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Proof! Of a cyclist being a knob! One cyclist!
Jivrashia 2:20 pm 25 Sep 12

Mysteryman said :

Cyclists are knobs all the time. Just like pedestrians and motorists.

I disagree.

This knob is representing only himself.
The cycling, walking, and motoring community all disown him.

KB1971 2:00 pm 25 Sep 12

I had a go at a couple of blokes yesrday while out riding. Same scenario on the southern forshore of the lake, neither of them gave way to me while they were passing a pedestrian and I had to brake to avoid them (I had a clear run on my lane).

I told them to pass safely but it seems impossible for a city driver to grasp this concept as it is not restricted to bicyles, I see it time and time again on the Monaro & Kings highways.

Aeek 1:45 pm 25 Sep 12

fermion said :

FYI: If you are cycling or walking on a shared path or footpath, keep to the left, but if you are walking on the side of the road, keep to the right.

+1 Walking on the right of the path is like driving slowly on the right of the road.
I remember a grader trying that on Tuggernong Parkway. Did not end well.

Hosinator 1:39 pm 25 Sep 12

From the photo it appears that you are almost riding on the centre line of the bridge.
I too would be yelling at you to stay on the correct side of the lane.

fermion 1:20 pm 25 Sep 12

FYI: If you are cycling or walking on a shared path or footpath, keep to the left, but if you are walking on the side of the road, keep to the right.

Sammy 12:52 pm 25 Sep 12

What I see is a cyclist avoiding a runner, no actual incident occurring, somebody with way too much time on their hands, and not enough actual problems to occupy their time with.

Aeek 12:39 pm 25 Sep 12

Makes a change from complaints of Weapons of Massive Daylight.

borizuka 12:37 pm 25 Sep 12

lol. another day on RiotACT.

Mysteryman 12:25 pm 25 Sep 12

Cyclists are knobs all the time. Just like pedestrians and motorists.

We’re done here.

Snarky 12:22 pm 25 Sep 12

I’m taking no sides in this argument at all, but just observing that the phrase “stay on the right side of the road!” could have been meant as “stay on the correct side of the road!”. Would that have made any difference in this context?

carnardly 12:15 pm 25 Sep 12

It’s 10 to 6. That’s getting dark but not yet fully dark.

Henry82 12:12 pm 25 Sep 12

I’ll bet the camera is the HD 808 #18 from ebay. Would be interesting to see the whole footage

p1 12:06 pm 25 Sep 12

Here I was on my evening commute home on Friday when this unlit cyclist came around a corner heading right for me!

Well, in the photo it doesn’t look entirely dark, and he does appear to have a front reflector. Plus, from the image it is impossible to tell if he is just overtaking the jogger. Not saying I don’t believe you – there are plenty of confused idiots out there, and some of them cycle.

Is this a still from a bike mounted camera? If so, can we see the video?

colourful sydney rac 12:03 pm 25 Sep 12

firstly, his light is on
secondly, there is clearly plent of room for the cyclist
thirdly, grow up.

realityskin 11:55 am 25 Sep 12

I’d just like to know how you managed to take a picture.

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