Author Topic: On the commute today  (Read 1469456 times)

ian

  • fatuously disingenuous
    • The Suburban Survival Guide
Re: On the commute today
« Reply #20950 on: January 15, 2020, 12:17:19 pm »
Last night I met another cyclist* on the cycle path with lights so bright and badly aligned I had to stop to clear the artifacts from my damaged retinas.

Can I use the stalking power of strava flyby to suggest to Simpy Snowflake that their balance between lights to see, and not being a dick, is perhaps not correct?

*I assume it was a cyclist, the pattern of lights suggested Provis jacket, head torch and 3 headlights, and their strava profile picture looks a lot like a bloke on a bike.

I encountered one before Christmas, three super-bright lights, one on flash, all face-on so nothing approaching could see anything.

And if you managed to dodge those, he had another on top of his helmet.

Some people are just destined to be dicks.
!nataS pihsroW

Re: On the commute today
« Reply #20951 on: January 15, 2020, 12:57:55 pm »
Can I use the stalking power of strava flyby to suggest to Simpy Snowflake that their balance between lights to see, and not being a dick, is perhaps not correct?


Yes.   Very much so in fact.

RobertW

  • Robert
Re: On the commute today
« Reply #20952 on: January 15, 2020, 08:38:43 pm »
Van driver going the other way this morning said 'I would want to cycle down there' and he was right but given the detour would be at least 5 miles a deeper than expected flood (up to BB deep) was worth going through.  The worst I have experienced in 10+ years.

bludger

  • Randonneur and bargain hunter
Re: On the commute today
« Reply #20953 on: January 15, 2020, 10:20:30 pm »
Went to a leaving do and stopped at my 2/3s home pizza café joint and found a guy who'd just finished his shift had a rear flat. Fixed it for him and swapped a good tube of mine for his flat one. He talked to his colleague and I got a free calzone. Score!
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fd3

Re: On the commute today
« Reply #20954 on: Yesterday at 01:22:11 pm »
Calzone for innertube scandal!
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