Author Topic: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists  (Read 248987 times)

Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #1375 on: June 24, 2020, 04:23:16 pm »
Daughter MicroQ has been cycling to school for the last week (most days) and today (with 2 friends) was shouted at by a driver who had to wait probably all of 2 seconds behind them that (a) they shouldn't be cycling like that, i.e. in his opinion be on the road at all, and (b) should be wearing hi-viz.  Of course all cars are covered in hi-viz so his logic is limited.  At least they were all wearing helmets and there are no cycle lanes so he couldn't use those shite arguments too.  Surprised he didn't mention insurance and road tax.

What a prize wanker >:(
What a way to put kids off exercise and sustainable travel.

Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #1376 on: June 24, 2020, 05:25:47 pm »
Confirmed. Prize wanker with knobs on.
Rust never sleeps

fd3

Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #1377 on: June 24, 2020, 11:40:47 pm »
It's the sort of thing you should report to the police.  They know they would look bad for not investigating driver shouting abuse at schoolkids.
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cygnet

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Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #1378 on: June 25, 2020, 11:34:01 pm »
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Get your ears pinned back
A disconcerting awareness about minor cosmetic surgery procedures from someone of around junior school age.
Makes a change from "Big Ears" tho.
I Said, I've Got A Big Stick

Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #1379 on: June 27, 2020, 03:42:12 pm »
Friend and I out riding this morning, bare headed. Roadie from a local racing club seemed compelled to shout, "Helmets" as he passed us.
We were confused as to whether we should have replied, "Mudguards" or "Saddlebags" in response.  :-\
I don't want to grow old gracefully. I want to grow old disgracefully.

Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #1380 on: June 27, 2020, 03:51:55 pm »
I've given up even considering what to respond in such circumstances as I've come to the conclusion that a simple resounding shout of "Fuck off" conveys succinctly what I think. And it needs no thought process whatsoever.
Rust never sleeps

fd3

Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #1381 on: June 27, 2020, 04:05:12 pm »
While "Bellend!" would be instinctive, it would make more sense to shout something equally random back, "Alpaca!".
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mattc

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Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #1382 on: June 27, 2020, 04:51:08 pm »
"Do a Wheelie" long predates lockdown

Of course, but it seems to be all I'm getting from the yoof now.  No more "lying down on the job", much reduced testosterone giggles, but endless requests for wheelies.  Most odd.


This MIGHT be an actual trend. Last night :
Pop a wheelie! I bet he doesn't.

Sadly, dear reader, it was a safe bet.
Has never ridden RAAM
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Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #1383 on: June 27, 2020, 05:02:28 pm »
On yesterday's ride I came across a surveyor with one of those distance-measuring devices.  I nearly asked him to do a wheelie.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #1384 on: Today at 11:04:40 am »
I have been asked to do a wheelie when on my upwrong trike. Cocking one back wheel in the air meets their criteria.