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Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #400 on: July 10, 2012, 06:33:03 am »
Hmmm, I yelled at a car for overtaking me along a narrow cars parked both sides road last night whilst I myself was overtaking a cyclist.

It's only after I was well off down the road that I realised it could have been misinterpreted as me yelling at the other cyclist  :-[ :-\ I hope the fellow didn't take it that way.
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Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #401 on: July 15, 2012, 08:54:16 pm »
I can't believe I forgot to post this!

Random pedestrian:  "Are you from the future?"
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Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #402 on: July 15, 2012, 08:59:31 pm »
Does your bike have a flux capacitor?
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Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #403 on: July 15, 2012, 09:01:03 pm »
I can't believe I forgot to post this!

Random pedestrian:  "Are you from the future?"
;D
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Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #404 on: July 15, 2012, 09:02:50 pm »
Does your bike have a flux capacitor?

Sadly I was about 3 seconds too late with (and moving far too quickly for) "If my calculations are correct, when this baby hits 88mph, you're going to see some serious shit!"
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Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #405 on: July 15, 2012, 09:05:50 pm »
I can't believe I forgot to post this!

Random pedestrian:  "Are you from the future?"

Ooh, what's the best response to that?

"Not yet"
or
"I used to be"
or
"Future?  You have no future."
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Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #406 on: July 15, 2012, 09:17:41 pm »
I can't believe I forgot to post this!

Random pedestrian:  "Are you from the future?"

Heh.

Some time ago I was talking to a Small Child about the current rate of exchange offered by the tooth fairy. When she told me she got a pound for a tooth I was amazed.

"A pound? When I  was your age I got sixpence"

<fx: wide eyed concern of a Small Child>

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Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #407 on: July 15, 2012, 09:19:12 pm »
A pound?
*knocks own teeth out*
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Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #408 on: July 15, 2012, 10:09:00 pm »
I'm not sure if this really counts as the oik in question was half of an amplified double act at the end of today's BHF ride to Southend, announcing the arrival of cyclists.

"And now we have a man with a 14-speed hub gear. Sir, we are not worthy!"

To which I replied "I know you're not!"
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Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #409 on: July 15, 2012, 10:32:03 pm »
This afternoon on the streetmachine, passed two lads - one on bike, t'other on scooter.

"Oh man, that's *sick*"

I do believe they were being complementary. Either that, or they don't like orange.

Si_Co

Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #410 on: July 19, 2012, 01:05:40 pm »
Yoof on BSO

"get a fixie you pussy"

Had to laugh

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Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #411 on: July 19, 2012, 03:22:52 pm »
Out in Welsh boondocks in the middle of the night between Llandiloes and Newtown (about midnight) we were hurtling along and yoofs leaned full out of their HiLux to give us some helmet advice. Couldn't tell if we were being told to put it on or take it off. As one of us was wearing one, and the other not, we were a bit uncertain who was deemed to have inappropriate headwear.
Whichever, it was pretty intimidating, we were doing 35kph and they were doing closer to 70 mph. It scared the living shit out of me, and I had to request a shaking stop.  :-\
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Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #412 on: July 19, 2012, 03:51:06 pm »
Why is it that the ones who see fit to dispense unsolicited helmet advice always seem to try to make you fall off your bike in the process?
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Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #413 on: July 19, 2012, 03:54:15 pm »
Because they are brain-dead bags of wank?

Their sole virtue is that they couldn't be turned into zombies, come the zombie apocalypse. Zombies try to eat brains and these morons don't have any.
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Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #414 on: July 19, 2012, 04:00:54 pm »
I passed a group of four schoolgirls on their way home this afternoon.  I expected some kind of heckle, but it didn't come until I was most of the way past, when one yelled as loud as she could, presumably to put me off, make me wobble or whatever.  I've had this a few times recently, but it doesn't work.  And if you can't make me wobble right now, you're onto a loser. ;D
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Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #415 on: July 19, 2012, 04:05:23 pm »
Back when I returned to cycling (my previous experience had been majoritarily off-road, where zombies weren't really an issue), and hadn't developed a fully-functional spidey sense about such things, just such a gorilla-noise attack did make me wobble.  Indeed, I countersteered into a drain, and then veered alarmingly close to an overtaking van in an attempt to correct it.  They looked far too pleased with themselves, fuckers.
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Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #416 on: July 19, 2012, 04:14:36 pm »
I passed a group of four schoolgirls on their way home this afternoon.  I expected some kind of heckle, but it didn't come until I was most of the way past, when one yelled as loud as she could, presumably to put me off, make me wobble or whatever.  I've had this a few times recently, but it doesn't work.  And if you can't make me wobble right now, you're onto a loser. ;D

I get this from the local school bus stop. I'm sometimes ready on the AirZound button, and just occasionally I get the blip in when they start to yell and get a bigger fright on them than they manage on me.
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Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #417 on: July 19, 2012, 09:37:33 pm »
Couple of girls in a bus stop today came up with the ever so witty "Don't get a speeding ticket" as I (slowly) cycled past earlier. My only excuse is it was a nasty headwind.

My response was a half hearted sarcastic laugh which just got parroted back at me.

Of course I thought of several far more cutting replies once I was half a mile along the road  :facepalm:

Ho hum.
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Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #418 on: July 19, 2012, 09:43:55 pm »
I can't believe I forgot to post this!

Random pedestrian:  "Are you from the future?"

Did you have a baseball bat, and were looking for your current self?


Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #419 on: July 20, 2012, 06:39:47 pm »
Cycling through Dulwich this week when a silver BMW beeps its horn behind me, overtakes, pulls in and the passenger shouts: "Are you talking shit, bruv?"

Not sure what to make of that. He looked angry so I didn't stop to talk.

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Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #420 on: July 21, 2012, 12:48:08 am »
Good-natured heckle:  "Are you the Tour de France?"

Me: "No, we're the slow motion replay".
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Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #421 on: July 21, 2012, 10:39:55 pm »
 I now realise why for years London drivers have been shouting "Vainquers"

 They were sure of Bradley Wiggins win years ago ;)
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Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #422 on: July 23, 2012, 10:27:32 pm »
Two exciting new ones today:

Firstly, a loud sneeze, projected from the passenger window of an overtaking car.  May have been a coincidence, my hayfever's pretty awful at the moment too.

Secondly: "Why don't you get a motorbike?"

I failed to think of a good retort.
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Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #423 on: July 23, 2012, 10:35:54 pm »
Secondly: "Why don't you get a motorbike?"

I failed to think of a good retort.

"Why don't you get a decent car?"

"Why don't you get a hovercraft"

"Why don't you just f........"  No, I trying to stop doing that one.
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Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #424 on: July 23, 2012, 10:47:00 pm »
I'm vaguely used to people expressing surprise that I don't and have never owned a motorbike.  It seems to be something that people think I might do.  I'm not entirely sure why.  I'd much rather have a LandRover (proper freeze-your-arse-off oil leak needs a bit of welding kind, not a wankpanzer).
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