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what s worse.....

ddraverddraver Posts: 20,385
edited December 2007 in Commuting chat
as you may guwss i'm pretty wasted...MSc diss hand in today

was i better to get t tube home most of the way and scyle drunkenly on t pavement v v slwly

or cycle ALL the way home drunkenly on t road

I know im a disrace to the nale of cyclist but what would have been worse
We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
- @ddraver
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  • WySWyS Posts: 254
    cycling pissed is one of the many advantages of being a cyclist.. but if you were cycling as bad as you were typing im surprised you made it home in one piece.
  • mrchrispymrchrispy Posts: 310
    jebus you are/were munted.
    wp fella :)
  • JustRidecpJustRidecp Posts: 302
    Mine's Friday mate! Printing out today! Woo-Hoo!! :lol:
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  • Your a fool cycling when drunk. You could have got yourself killed or worse still caused a car to swerve to avoid you and got someone else killed.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 20,385
    ..............uuuurrggghhhh

    never drinking again.....
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    ddraver wrote:
    ..............uuuurrggghhhh

    never drinking again.....

    untill next time.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
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  • baudmanbaudman Posts: 757
    Dunno if it's the same elsewhere but we can lose our driver's license for cycling drunk.
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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    same here in Sweden.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • Your a fool cycling when drunk. You could have got yourself killed or worse still caused a car to swerve to avoid you and got someone else killed.
    Or caused a helicopter pilot to drop a horse on someone's house, killing a baby!

    Or you might have caught the flu and a legless ape escaping from the zoo heard you sneeze and bit some helpless old woman!

    You just never know, so be more careful.
  • Your a fool cycling when drunk. You could have got yourself killed or worse still caused a car to swerve to avoid you and got someone else killed.
    Or caused a helicopter pilot to drop a horse on someone's house, killing a baby!

    Or you might have caught the flu and a legless ape escaping from the zoo heard you sneeze and bit some helpless old woman!

    You just never know, so be more careful.

    Franklin, are you condoning cycliing while drunk? It one of the most stupid things anyone can do - well any sane person without suicidal tendencies at least.
  • A few months ago the boyf limped in after pub closing looking bloodied, with his bike rather worse for wear also.

    I started to clean him up with TCP, expecting to hear some story of an altercation with a car or somesuch...but no, he'd been cycling after 'a few pints' and had decided it would be a good idea to pretend he had drop bars and hence adopt that position (he really wants a road bike).

    Except he rides a flat barred tourer. So he fell off at speed and lost a fair bit of skin and busted the brake caliper, which took ages to replace as it had to be ordered in, and he had to get the tube to work for the next week or so. And obviously, it could have been much worse. I told him he was a twit and he got very little sympathy from me after that, although he still whinged for Britain about his wounds. He has not tried drunk cycling again.

    If I know I'll be drinking after work I leave the bike at home to remove temptation, because I know I might be tempted to wobble home rather than hang around for the bus. I get very over-confident after a few and I'm a lightweight.
  • A few months ago the boyf limped in after pub closing looking bloodied, with his bike rather worse for wear also.

    I started to clean him up with TCP, expecting to hear some story of an altercation with a car or somesuch...but no, he'd been cycling after 'a few pints' and had decided it would be a good idea to pretend he had drop bars and hence adopt that position (he really wants a road bike).

    Except he rides a flat barred tourer. So he fell off at speed and lost a fair bit of skin and busted the brake caliper, which took ages to replace as it had to be ordered in, and he had to get the tube to work for the next week or so. And obviously, it could have been much worse. I told him he was a twit and he got very little sympathy from me after that, although he still whinged for Britain about his wounds. He has not tried drunk cycling again.

    If I know I'll be drinking after work I leave the bike at home to remove temptation, because I know I might be tempted to wobble home rather than hang around for the bus. I get very over-confident after a few and I'm a lightweight.

    Well said Totalnewbie. At last a bit of perspective on this topic
  • mrchrispymrchrispy Posts: 310
    after 3 hoegaardens I tend to get a little too brave for my own good, 2 pints is more doable.
    I'd not even appempt to cycle if I've get propperly pished
  • CJ BillCJ Bill Posts: 415
    baudman wrote:
    Dunno if it's the same elsewhere but we can lose our driver's license for cycling drunk.

    Personally speaking I've got no license to loose.
  • baudman wrote:
    Dunno if it's the same elsewhere but we can lose our driver's license for cycling drunk.

    I don't think that's fair! What if you don't have a driving licence? That means that somebody who happens to have one is penalised more than someone who doesn't. Does this mean that people who commit driving offences in motor cars lose their pilot's licence also if they happen to have one?
  • misterbenmisterben Posts: 193
    I would presume it works the same way as when they punish offenders who are caught driving without a license.
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  • baudmanbaudman Posts: 757
    baudman wrote:
    Dunno if it's the same elsewhere but we can lose our driver's license for cycling drunk.

    I don't think that's fair! What if you don't have a driving licence? That means that somebody who happens to have one is penalised more than someone who doesn't.

    CORRECT! Methinx drunk riders in Australia commonly give false name and address. After all, they don't have ID?

    If you don't have a license then you are penalised for being drunk and in command of a vehicle - so there would be fines and potentially a reocrd etc, but no license to lose. You may be prevented from gaining a license for the time that you would have lost it for (that's a guess), but that's not going to concern someone who isn't going to get one in the first place.
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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 20,385
    so wouyld i have been better to cyle home all the way - or do what i did which was to get the yube most of the way and do the last km on the pavement

    bopth mortal sins but which one is mortaler?!
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • AMcDAMcD Posts: 236
    I once cycled home from work THINKING I was drunk. I'd had 2 halfs at lunchtime (I'm a gal) at a Christmas do and only needed one to feel sleepy :lol:

    5 hours later I set off on my commute when I felt I wasn't in control of the drops - they felt sort of loose so I presumed the pint of lager hadn't worn off, and I was drunk. So I decided to cycle home slowly along the pavements (yes, I know I shouldn't.......but I didn't fancy walking through the dark streets of Salford).

    The next day I realised that the bar stem had sheared straight through and the bars were very loose - then I realised how lucky I was to get home in one piece :oops:
  • WySWyS Posts: 254
    nowt wrong with cycling drunk imo. as long as you can handle your booze and dont cycle like a [email protected] i do it regularly.
  • jeffereejefferee Posts: 80
    I prefer to walk the bike, because then I can lean on it for support. But I live in a small, safe city and never have to stumble very far.
  • misterben wrote:
    I would presume it works the same way as when they punish offenders who are caught driving without a license.

    A £250 fine and some token community service then.

    For a driver who ran over my friend on a pelican crossing, speeding in an uninsured vehicle without a driving licence as he had lost it through speeding offences. He also fled the scene without even calling an ambulance.

    She died two days later in hospital.

    Doesn't seem too bad to me for murder, they would probably pay me to run someone over on my bike I guess... not that I'm bitter or anything
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  • JustRidecpJustRidecp Posts: 302
    Thats awfull man.

    The penalties for serious driving offences are a censored joke.

    A car can be just as lethal as a gun or a knife but the sentences don't reflect this.

    I am right in thinking that in the continent when a car driver and a ped/cyclist are involved in an accident then the car driver is pretty much guilty until proven innocent?
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  • GambatteGambatte Posts: 1,453
    Yep, I heard rumours they're trying to make it europe wide legislation.
  • I always take the bike when I'm having a few pints. One of the great advantages. The horse is unlikely to hit a baby really.
    Dan
  • JustRidecpJustRidecp Posts: 302
    Bit OT but the previous post got me thinking. My great grandfather used to run a small bakers in my home town and had a horse and cart for deliveries. My dad told me that he used to go to the pub, and get blinding drunk. When it was time to leave he'd go outside, fall into the cart and the horse would take him home!! True story!
    Real Ultimate Power

    "If I weren't a professional cyclist, I'd be a porn star" - Super Mario
  • misterben wrote:
    I would presume it works the same way as when they punish offenders who are caught driving without a license.

    A £250 fine and some token community service then.

    For a driver who ran over my friend on a pelican crossing, speeding in an uninsured vehicle without a driving licence as he had lost it through speeding offences. He also fled the scene without even calling an ambulance.

    She died two days later in hospital.

    Doesn't seem too bad to me for murder, they would probably pay me to run someone over on my bike I guess... not that I'm bitter or anything

    the censored .
    that's made me angry.
    I guess it all builds up after a week on the road with people playing with my life..

    as for endorsing/taking a car license for cycling drunk, that's the stupidest idea I've ever heard. IT ENABLES (in fact, encourages) YOU TO CARRY ON CYCLING DRUNK.
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  • A bit of double standards by some posters here.

    So its ok for cyclists to get pissed and cycle but not for motorists.

    Double standards I say.
  • WySWyS Posts: 254
    not really. more likely to injure yourself on a bike pissed. in a car its other people that you are likely to cause harm on a much larger scale.

    never said it was right, im just not ashamed to say i do it. In fact it has quite a sobering effect by the time you get home. plus you dont have to deal with idiots on the tube/nightbus.
  • jeljel Posts: 758
    As someone who has fallen off the bike several times just trying to get my leg over the thing through drunkenness and has also dropped speed on a hill enough to collapse sideways into a hedge I'd say it's a poor idea which often leads to injury but hey, sometimes you fall face down on the floor walking home. Just depends on your drunkenness.

    On the other hand I had a pint with my dad just before cycling in to work once and ended up getting hit by a cab pulling onto me to pick up a fare and an altercation with a post office lorry. Although they were both completely the fault of the driver, this doesn't normally happen and seemed a little coincidental to me.
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