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lost_in_thoughtlost_in_thought Posts: 10,563
edited July 2009 in Commuting chat
No, he wasn't in a car, no, I'm not dead.

Pootling through heavy traffic on Acton high street this morning, and stopped at a roadworks-related red light.

Heard a screeching of bike brakes behind me, and turned to look just as a bloke dressed like he thought he was P-Diddy on a BSO full susser crashed into my rear wheel!

I, understandably, was rather surprised, he was rather rude and defensive - a marked contrast to the driver who unwittingly took me out a while ago. I said something along the lines of 'what the hell' to which is response was 'yeah well I ain't got good brakes you should of got out the way innit and everyone goes through red lights anyway.' [sic].

I responded that if he hasn't got good brakes he should be a lot more careful, and was told to 'f**k off'. Charming. The light changed and he got into an elbows-high aero tuck on his full susser and span up to his top speed, and as I accelerated he pulled in about 3cm in front of me, causing me to slam on my brakes.

Whether or not that was intentional, I don't know, but he still got a 'c*cks*cker' from me as I passed him.

Fortunately the impact was pretty much tyre-to-tyre and there seems to be no damage to my wheel.

What a nice young man. He's doing wonders for cycling.
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  • il_principeil_principe Posts: 9,152
    To$$er. You should have smacked him with a pannier.

    At least you scalped the fcuker.

    Glad no damage was done.
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  • cjcpcjcp Posts: 13,345
    There's nothing that can be done to help people like that. :?

    Glad you scalped him. :twisted:
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  • LandlockedLandlocked Posts: 37
    "you should have got out of my way innit"!!!

    was he from "da hood"??

    you should remember to get out of his way or next time he'll bust a cap in you....


    :roll:

    he'll end up under a car no doubt.
  • stuaffstuaff Posts: 1,736
    What a moron (to put it mildly!). Admirable restraint under the circumstances.
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  • hisokahisoka Posts: 541
    That is ludicrous, mostly as something similar without the impact happened to me a few weeks back. Some people make us cyclists seem like c*cksuckers just because they are.
    I'm glad there isn't any damage to you or bike there.
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  • FeltupFeltup Posts: 1,340
    Something through his front wheel would have been good as you scalped him or just empty a drinks bottle over him because he isn't going to catch you.
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  • Christophe3967Christophe3967 Posts: 1,200
    Heard a screeching of bike brakes behind me, and turned to look just as a bloke dressed like he thought he was P-Diddy on a BSO full susser crashed into my rear wheel! .

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    Muppets - you can't legislate for em. Glad you and the bike are OK :)
  • RoastieRoastie Posts: 1,968
    Muppets - you can't legislate for em. Glad you and the bike are OK :)
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  • DonDaddyDDonDaddyD Posts: 12,689
    Mmmmm

    This kind of thing annoys me.

    Glad to hear that your bike is OK though LiTs.
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  • lost_in_thoughtlost_in_thought Posts: 10,563
    I don't know that it really counts as a scalp, seeing as he was on a full-susser.

    And yes, evolution will get him eventually.

    However, this is the second time in as many months that someone's collided with me while I'm stopped.

    Must be more vigilant! :?
  • always_tyredalways_tyred Posts: 4,965
    I don't know that it really counts as a scalp, seeing as he was on a full-susser.

    And yes, evolution will get him eventually.

    However, this is the second time in as many months that someone's collided with me while I'm stopped.

    Must be more vigilant! :?
    That's not a statistically significant sample size.

    Sorry, I'll take my blunt axe somewhere else. :oops:
  • lost_in_thoughtlost_in_thought Posts: 10,563
    I don't know that it really counts as a scalp, seeing as he was on a full-susser.

    And yes, evolution will get him eventually.

    However, this is the second time in as many months that someone's collided with me while I'm stopped.

    Must be more vigilant! :?
    That's not a statistically significant sample size.

    Sorry, I'll take my blunt axe somewhere else. :oops:

    :lol:
  • SewinmanSewinman Posts: 2,131
    I would have paid good money to see you call someone a 'c*cks*cker'! Great abuse!
  • Kieran_BurnsKieran_Burns Posts: 9,757
    Sewinman wrote:
    I would have paid good money to see you call someone a 'c*cks*cker'! Great abuse!

    there's TV channels and websites for that kind of talk... :shock:
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  • DonDaddyDDonDaddyD Posts: 12,689
    Sewinman wrote:
    I would have paid good money to see you call someone a 'c*cks*cker'! Great abuse!

    To be honest I would have shouted back "your job, surely!?"
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  • biondinobiondino Posts: 5,990
    DonDaddyD wrote:
    Sewinman wrote:
    I would have paid good money to see you call someone a 'c*cks*cker'! Great abuse!

    To be honest I would have shouted back "your job, surely!?"

    Man, I hope next time you see LiT you annoy her sufficiently for this conversation to take place. Do you prefer white or red grapes when we come and visit you in the hospital?
  • lost_in_thoughtlost_in_thought Posts: 10,563
    Sewinman wrote:
    I would have paid good money to see you call someone a 'c*cks*cker'! Great abuse!

    It's my favourite insult for the chavtastic bad boy types, the insinuation of homosexuality seems to really get their backs up.
  • DonDaddyDDonDaddyD Posts: 12,689
    biondino wrote:
    DonDaddyD wrote:
    Sewinman wrote:
    I would have paid good money to see you call someone a 'c*cks*cker'! Great abuse!

    To be honest I would have shouted back "your job, surely!?"

    Man, I hope next time you see LiT you annoy her sufficiently for this conversation to take place. Do you prefer white or red grapes when we come and visit you in the hospital?

    Surely a "You wish" retort would be sufficient...

    "LiTs rode off, DDD rode off and we lived happily ever after and no one tried to recreate a day in South Central LA...." :wink:
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  • DuduDudu Posts: 4,637
    Landlocked wrote:
    "you should have got out of my way innit"!!!

    was he from "da hood"??

    Course he was - he was from West London, home of Ali G.
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  • Greg TGreg T Posts: 3,266
    Rearended
    No, he wasn't in a car,.

    Started off with promise but turned into a simple tale of a minor bike incident.
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  • White LineWhite Line Posts: 887
    LiT, in future I suggest that you dismount and be prepared to move the bike out of the way of any people who wish to collide with you. :lol:

    I'd look at the tube though, just in case of a weird slow pinch flat sort of thing. :P
  • SewinmanSewinman Posts: 2,131
    Ali G is from Staines. Its a stretch to call that West London.

    Oh West London is wonderful...
  • Kieran_BurnsKieran_Burns Posts: 9,757
    It's always a shame when we are forced to deal with individuals from the shallow end of the gene pool.

    Still, at least we are able to take solace in the fact that he will wake up tomorrow and see himself in mirror... the horror... the horror....
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  • roger_merrimanroger_merriman Posts: 6,165
    Sewinman wrote:
    Ali G is from Staines. Its a stretch to call that West London.

    Oh West London is wonderful...

    true though there is london and london, out of the area quite a few would use the M25 as a rough border, as you move from SW postcodes though to KT and TW postcodes there isn't really any point that london stops, just becomes less.

    oh and Staines is where the Thames used to be tidal to, before all the locks and such.
  • il_principeil_principe Posts: 9,152
    I've had another cyclist run into the back of my bike before (trying not to claim I've been rear ended). She seemed surprised that I'd stopped at the red light as well.
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  • rhextrhext Posts: 1,639
    I don't know that it really counts as a scalp, seeing as he was on a full-susser.

    And yes, evolution will get him eventually.

    However, this is the second time in as many months that someone's collided with me while I'm stopped.

    Must be more vigilant! :?
    That's not a statistically significant sample size.

    Sorry, I'll take my blunt axe somewhere else. :oops:

    Ahem, I have to disagree!

    Glad you're OK. Take comfort in the fact that, while it may not be much of a scalp to you, it probably hurt him as much as if you ripped it off with a blunt carving knife....
  • roger_merrimanroger_merriman Posts: 6,165
    I've had another cyclist run into the back of my bike before (trying not to claim I've been rear ended). She seemed surprised that I'd stopped at the red light as well.

    never been rear ended, by bike any way. had a few had to stop sharpish as i stop for reds and most yellows.
  • lost_in_thoughtlost_in_thought Posts: 10,563
    rhext wrote:
    I don't know that it really counts as a scalp, seeing as he was on a full-susser.

    And yes, evolution will get him eventually.

    However, this is the second time in as many months that someone's collided with me while I'm stopped.

    Must be more vigilant! :?
    That's not a statistically significant sample size.

    Sorry, I'll take my blunt axe somewhere else. :oops:

    Ahem, I have to disagree!

    Glad you're OK. Take comfort in the fact that, while it may not be much of a scalp to you, it probably hurt him as much as if you ripped it off with a blunt carving knife....

    :lol:

    He was trying. The flat-bar aero tuck never fails to make me giggle.
  • rhextrhext Posts: 1,639

    :lol:

    He was trying. The flat-bar aero tuck never fails to make me giggle.

    Next time, make sure he can hear you giggle as you glide past!
  • gb155gb155 Posts: 2,048
    No, he wasn't in a car, no, I'm not dead.

    Pootling through heavy traffic on Acton high street this morning, and stopped at a roadworks-related red light.

    Heard a screeching of bike brakes behind me, and turned to look just as a bloke dressed like he thought he was P-Diddy on a BSO full susser crashed into my rear wheel!

    I, understandably, was rather surprised, he was rather rude and defensive - a marked contrast to the driver who unwittingly took me out a while ago. I said something along the lines of 'what the hell' to which is response was 'yeah well I ain't got good brakes you should of got out the way innit and everyone goes through red lights anyway.' [sic].

    I responded that if he hasn't got good brakes he should be a lot more careful, and was told to 'f**k off'. Charming. The light changed and he got into an elbows-high aero tuck on his full susser and span up to his top speed, and as I accelerated he pulled in about 3cm in front of me, causing me to slam on my brakes.

    Whether or not that was intentional, I don't know, but he still got a 'c*cks*cker' from me as I passed him.

    Fortunately the impact was pretty much tyre-to-tyre and there seems to be no damage to my wheel.

    What a nice young man. He's doing wonders for cycling.

    What a knobber, Glad your ok though Dave, Get a camera, ID him if you see him again and get your trukcer mates to hunt him down using nothing but hair and CB radios :)
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