Author Topic: tnaR  (Read 18125 times)

Re: tnaR
« Reply #100 on: March 22, 2016, 12:57:00 pm »
Drivers of Glasgow (well, more Paisley and Erskine really) I've been sufficiently impressed with your overtaking these past six months to form that to form my the second* largest part of my impression of commuting around here.

*first is rain obvs.

Re: tnaR
« Reply #101 on: April 20, 2016, 01:17:52 pm »
Last night constantly looking back trying to see a gap in the traffic to get into the right turn lane off the A57, here, when a gap magically appeared without me signalling. many thanks BC van driver  :thumbsup:

JJ

Re: tnaR
« Reply #102 on: June 09, 2016, 02:01:29 pm »
So here's a thing.

I was driving the gas-guzzling rust-bucket to work, which is not the norm, thanks for asking, and came up behind a chap in jeans and a CTC top, on a hybrid.  Now, I could have pressed on past him before the hump-backed bridge-over-nothing but it would have been borderline so I waited behind until after where it was easy.

And that's the thing.  I got a little friendly wave for my trouble.  Fair made my morning, it did.  I might do that again.

Re: tnaR
« Reply #103 on: June 27, 2016, 08:18:02 pm »
Friendly bus driver on the A38 thanks me for letting him out, though in fact his stop was far enough ahead I didn't have to slow down at all, then a couple of stops down when I do slow to let him out he waves me on then sits very patiently behind me for a couple of miles. Mind you, bike speed is about traffic speed on that stretch anyway, especially as it's downhill! Also thanks to the 20 limit.
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Re: tnaR
« Reply #104 on: July 06, 2016, 05:33:04 pm »
I am currently commuting by bus  :( due to recuperation from a cold. However it has meant that yesterday I was able to compliment the driver on his behaviour around a number of cyclists, demonstrating both anticipation and patience.  :thumbsup:

Seeing as I am normally cycling on that route anything I can do to reinforce good behaviours seems sensible.

Re: tnaR
« Reply #105 on: July 10, 2016, 07:49:30 am »
The council large item rubbish van driver who had backed off a long way down the slip road of the A548 and so didn't run me over when I dropped it yesterday.

The severals of motorists who stopped to make sure I was ok while I was sitting at the roadside in the rain picking stuffs out my knee. Restores your faith in humanity.

Re: tnaR
« Reply #106 on: July 10, 2016, 10:45:44 am »
Hope your knee's ok. And your bike!

My nomination goes to the driver who followed me well back without trying to overtake once on the single-and-a-half-track lane into Burton. That I was doing, very unusually for me, high twenties mph probably made it easier for him but even so commendable patience.
Pleasure spreads out on the map and the knapsack is full of joy.

Re: tnaR
« Reply #107 on: July 11, 2016, 08:39:57 am »
We had a couple of pootles near Beccles this weekend. Every single driver that passed us did so with ample clearance and in a sensible place. Well impressed.
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Re: tnaR
« Reply #108 on: September 13, 2016, 09:50:11 pm »
Fabulous driving by a transit van towing a mini digger this evening. First caught me when we had both parked cars and on coming traffic, he waited when I didn't expect him to. Then followed me through a right turn, past a recovery vehicle that was stopped with hazard lights, through a left turn and followed patiently round the bend and past a side turning before eventually overtaking when it was safe clear and with good visibility.  :thumbsup:

Unfortunately the vehicle had no livery to identify the company to communicate my appreciation.

Re: tnaR
« Reply #109 on: January 29, 2017, 04:18:45 pm »
The two overtakes of me by the the 78 bus yesterday were exemplary. The two overtakes of the bus by me are for the bus driver to judge. If only their colleague driving the 75 showed the same care.
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Re: tnaR
« Reply #110 on: January 29, 2017, 04:28:31 pm »
Fabulous driving by a transit van towing a mini digger this evening. First caught me when we had both parked cars and on coming traffic, he waited when I didn't expect him to. Then followed me through a right turn, past a recovery vehicle that was stopped with hazard lights, through a left turn and followed patiently round the bend and past a side turning before eventually overtaking when it was safe clear and with good visibility.  :thumbsup:

Unfortunately the vehicle had no livery to identify the company to communicate my appreciation.

Stolen the digger and didn't want to draw attention to himself?!   :demon:

Re: tnaR
« Reply #111 on: February 22, 2017, 03:58:02 pm »
Threading my way through the normal Stokes Croft traffic jam, there was a gap between a stationary bus and a car illegally parked outside the PO. There is always at least one vehicle illegally parked outside the PO and very often a little further down outside Miss Milly's Southern Fried Chickenoid Shack too. On this occasion there was plenty of space between bus (which wasn't going anywhere, the lights were red and at least half a dozen stationary vehicles in front of it) and parked car, enough for even clumsy me to easily ride through. Nevertheless, the woman in the car said "Sorry" as I rode past. Nice of her to be aware that she was potentially a blockage, even if she was actually not. Would have been even nicer if she hadn't parked there, but hey. I was in a good mood anyway cos I'd just had what I feared might be a misthreaded mounting hole on my fork cleared out for free with a tap at Jake's Bikes (it was probably just a bit of paint or something in there).
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Re: tnaR
« Reply #112 on: August 16, 2017, 07:15:33 pm »
Another instance today of a car coming up to a give way line on my left while I'm waiting to turn right, same location as this previous incident.  On pulling away the driver was clearly aware of my presence, did not try to beat me out, did not try to turn right through me and gave me acres of room.  You sir need to update your CV because with considerate driving like that I can't see you lasting long at Addison Lee.

(Doesn't get much traffic this thread does it...)
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