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αdαmsκι

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Numpty cyclists
« on: November 21, 2008, 01:36:42 pm »
I was cycling up Eversholt St., (London) which is a straight road with very few junctions & a lovely new road surface, so you can get up quite a bit of speed.  As I was battling into a headwind, a van started to pull out from the right.  I started to slow down in case he actually pulled out on me and then I felt a huge bang on my back wheel.  It turns out numpty cyclists had decided to slipstream my up Eversholt St. and seemed to think it was a bit funny that he hadn't been able to stop when I slowed down.  I explained to him why slipstreaming someone who is unaware that there's someone on their back wheel, and esp. in an urban environment, isn't very sensible.  Whether that go through to him is a different matter.  Bloody numtpy.  Grrr...
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clarion

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Re: Numpty cyclists
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2008, 01:40:16 pm »
Hmmm.  Hope you aren't hurt.  And that your bike isn't damaged ( I don't give a damn about his).

I'm cr@p with headwinds, so I don't tend to get slipstreamed, I'm pleased to say.
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Re: Numpty cyclists
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2008, 01:43:14 pm »
Yeah, the bike and I are both find.  It just pushed me forward, so I didn't come off.  I was initally confused by what happened and then pi$$ed off when I realised why the numpty had run into the back of me.  Also, I think the cyclist in question must be crap with headwinds, hence hiding in my slipstream. 
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Re: Numpty cyclists
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2008, 01:45:13 pm »
It wasn't me! :o ;D
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Re: Numpty cyclists
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2008, 01:49:06 pm »
Did he actually have any brakes?
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Re: Numpty cyclists
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2008, 02:17:10 pm »
That's a shrug my shoulders for me.
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Re: Numpty cyclists
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2008, 06:05:49 pm »
Just remembered:

While cycling home last Friday evening I saw a cyclist using a mobile phone on an unlit bike on the pavement collide with a pedestrian  ::-)