Author Topic: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists  (Read 219404 times)

Kim

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Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #550 on: November 17, 2012, 07:12:35 pm »
Oik: "[inaudible]"
Me: "What was that?"
Oik: "But what do you do when you get to traffic lights?"
Me: "I stop!"
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Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #551 on: November 19, 2012, 08:47:13 am »
Yesterday, en route to Brick Lane with PaulR, as we gyrated round The Minories a lad of around 5 years vintage stuck his head out of a passing van and hollered "Oi mister, I like your banana!"

Those of you familiar with my banana will know what he meant.

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #552 on: November 19, 2012, 09:12:11 am »
I know that banana has impressed a number of lady forumites.
Getting there...

TimC

  • Bike pilot
Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #553 on: November 19, 2012, 09:34:15 am »
Oik: "[inaudible]"
Me: "What was that?"
Oik: "But what do you do when you get to traffic lights?"
Me: "I stop!"

Doesn't that depend what colour they're showing?

Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #554 on: November 19, 2012, 02:28:54 pm »
Yesterday, en route to Brick Lane with PaulR, as we gyrated round The Minories a lad of around 5 years vintage stuck his head out of a passing van and hollered "Oi mister, I like your banana!"

Those of you familiar with my banana will know what he meant.

That banana has fascinated many a forumite...

Steph

  • Fast. Fast and bulbous. But fluffy.
Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #555 on: November 21, 2012, 06:03:51 pm »
One yesterday, one today. Hooted at by a Beemer as I rode into the airport approaching a pinch point, and thus in primary. I take primary there because two lanes merge and if I don't I get kerb-squeezed. The thing is, he did it well before the pinch point and in the end had plenty of room to overtake safely (which he did) and pull in again. Knee-jerk, I suppose.

Today, in the bus link in Crawley as I walk the bike from the ped area across the road to my bank. Muttering behind was getting louder, and then I very distinctly heard the following monologue:

"I could eat that arse...and he's gotlovely thighs...and those calves...."

I turned round to find an only slightly rough-looking woman in her forties following me. She grinned when I looked round.

"Well, you have! Ignore me, I'm pissed"
Mae angen arnaf i byw, a fe fydda'i

Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #556 on: November 22, 2012, 04:08:58 pm »
Well I was already with my pithy tale of bike path and dogs off the lead and owner with their nose buried in their smartphone and me on the airzound and the ensuing comments, but I just don't feel it's worthy of following on from Steph's post. 

I think something along the following lines might be more appropriate:

"You're in there mate!"  :thumbsup:

Phil W

Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #557 on: November 23, 2012, 05:34:12 pm »
Oi where's your trousers? (Lycra shorts not counting).

Response "your mother is ironing them"

Speechless oik stares at me...

Basil

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Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #558 on: November 26, 2012, 09:34:34 pm »
A  new one (to me) tonight.

From passenger window:
"Oi mate.  Something on the back of your bike is flashing."
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mcshroom

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Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #559 on: November 26, 2012, 10:16:12 pm »
I had a group of kids shouting at me to 'go faster' and 'put some effort in' climbing up the hill to my house (slowly) on the way home tonight.

Then I swung round (to get to my front door) and the kids thought I was reacting to them and ran off :)
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Redlight

  • Enjoying life in the slow lane
Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #560 on: November 27, 2012, 01:56:12 pm »

"Are you fucking gay?"

Anyway, it seemed he wasn't propositioning me, and he took great offense for some reason that I'd arrived at that conclusion. I scooted off quickly down a side street, he was turning a tomatoey colour.

Having had the "I hate fucking cyclists" comment addressed to me several times, I deeply regret that I have never had the presence of mind to suggest that the individual sticks to mating with its own species.
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Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #561 on: November 29, 2012, 12:12:18 am »
Struggling up Occupation Road, Watford, in the granny gear, with 12kg of the Tesco necessaries, council type in full hi-viz, leaning on a wall reading the paper, suggests "ride faster". 

After a slight pause, during which I considered my walking pace versus his general blubbery physique and potential to violent recourse, I responded "work harder".  Judging by the look on his face he resented the implication, but fortunately wasn't able to mobilise his lardy arse to do anything about it :thumbsup:

Phil W

Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #562 on: November 29, 2012, 10:42:31 pm »
A  new one (to me) tonight.

From passenger window:
"Oi mate.  Something on the back of your bike is flashing."

And then you looked round and realised you'd forgotten to turn the rear LED on.....

Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #563 on: December 03, 2012, 11:20:32 pm »
Shouting actually has some benefit, even if it is just a wurra-woorough-aoogah aparently.

Grimping up Tomswood Hill after spinnin'an'swimmin, because of a total lack of vocalisation on the part of the oik I had to stop to work out that I had had beer or some such thrown at me by an overtaking oik, not been splashed by a puddle.

Kim

  • 2nd in the world
Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #564 on: December 03, 2012, 11:25:37 pm »
I had one call me a paki last week.  That's a new one  ::-)
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Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #565 on: December 04, 2012, 07:28:22 am »
I get called a paki regularly. Whilst they clearly think it's derogatory, I'm quite flattered.  ;D
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Kim

  • 2nd in the world
Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #566 on: December 04, 2012, 01:16:31 pm »
Is paki the new gay, then?  *boggle*
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Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #567 on: December 04, 2012, 01:17:14 pm »
On YT innit. They can't see my face, only hear my voices.
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Kim

  • 2nd in the world
Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #568 on: December 04, 2012, 01:19:18 pm »
Ah, that makes a bit more sense.  Sort of.
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

Cudzoziemiec

  • Solar powered, tea fuelled cycle-wol
Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #569 on: December 12, 2012, 12:55:50 am »
On YT innit. They can't see my face, only hear my voices.
Which ones?  :D
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Toady

Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #570 on: December 14, 2012, 04:07:34 pm »
Red light! Red light! Red light! Red light!

The light was green when I went through, but there was all kinds of complicated stuff going on in the yellow box in the junction, which necessitated going very slowly so by the time I reached the other side it was moral outrage time for the guy at the pedestrian crossing.

Kim

  • 2nd in the world
Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #571 on: December 21, 2012, 08:20:18 pm »
"Wow!  Sick bike!"

Not unusual, except I was on the Discovery at the time (towing a trailer).
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fboab

  • It's a fecking serious business, riding a bike
Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #572 on: December 21, 2012, 08:43:51 pm »
O, that reminds me!
We overheard a "check out that bad boy bike" about the tandem from Stockport Yoof last weekend.
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Kim

  • 2nd in the world
Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #573 on: December 21, 2012, 09:31:47 pm »
Barakta's a veteran of Stockport Yoof.  That's high praise indeed.
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barakta

  • Bastard lovechild of Yomiko Readman and Johnny 5
Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #574 on: December 21, 2012, 10:00:42 pm »
O, that reminds me!
We overheard a "check out that bad boy bike" about the tandem from Stockport Yoof last weekend.

That's praise that is.  The usual is "What's what? I don't know, lets kill it with sticks!"