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A rediculous article about cyclists !

MattC59MattC59 Posts: 5,408
edited October 2009 in The bottom bracket
Read the article and the comments......... it would appear that there are a lot of 'Daily Mail' readers out there. The cyclists need some support in the comments section !!

http://blogs.orange.co.uk/news/2009/10/cyclepath-psychopaths.html

Cheers......... Matt
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  • DavidBelcherDavidBelcher Posts: 2,684
    There seem to be a lot of articles like this doing the rounds lately. Surely us cyclists' on-road etiquette can't suddenly have degenerated that much in the space of a couple of months? Are embittered motorists cheesed off with taxes, speed cameras, etc. looking for a scapegoat [1], maybe? Or has some sort of new MS Word-compatible 'write your own anti-cyclist reactionary bile' software recently come on the market? :wink:

    David

    [1] That question sounds a wee bit like a self-contained Mail/Express headline.
    "It is not enough merely to win; others must lose." - Gore Vidal
  • PorgyPorgy Posts: 4,525
    There seem to be a lot of articles like this doing the rounds lately. Surely us cyclists' on-road etiquette can't suddenly have degenerated that much in the space of a couple of months? Are embittered motorists cheesed off with taxes, speed cameras, etc. looking for a scapegoat [1], maybe? Or has some sort of new MS Word-compatible 'write your own anti-cyclist reactionary bile' software recently come on the market? :wink:

    David

    [1] That question sounds a wee bit like a self-contained Mail/Express headline.

    Most likely that motorists are beginning to panic and can see their coveted right to rule the road being taken away - global warming, the cycling lobby, and higher oil prices are scaring them - awww bless, poor dears. :lol:
  • CHRISNOIRCHRISNOIR Posts: 1,400
    I still maintain that somewhere on the NUJ website is a members only section that has an automated Op-Ed generator where the useless hack in question can type in 'Cyclists' and it will immediately provide a self-consciously 'controversial' article.

    Also most of these rants seem to be London-centric where the average commuting cyclist has to be more aggressive just to stay alive.
  • DavidBelcherDavidBelcher Posts: 2,684
    CHRISNOIR wrote:
    I still maintain that somewhere on the NUJ website is a members only section that has an automated Op-Ed generator where the useless hack in question can type in 'Cyclists' and it will immediately provide a self-consciously 'controversial' article.

    Is there a similar feature for Daily Express employees where you just type in "Diana" to generate a random article? :wink:

    David
    "It is not enough merely to win; others must lose." - Gore Vidal
  • CHRISNOIRCHRISNOIR Posts: 1,400
    CHRISNOIR wrote:
    I still maintain that somewhere on the NUJ website is a members only section that has an automated Op-Ed generator where the useless hack in question can type in 'Cyclists' and it will immediately provide a self-consciously 'controversial' article.

    Is there a similar feature for Daily Express employees where you just type in "Diana" to generate a random article? :wink:

    David

    Ha Ha! They probably have exactly the same thing.

    An oldie but a goldie.
  • ProssPross Posts: 31,663
    Something I always wonder is what people class as a cyclist? Is it anyone riding a bike or someone riding a bike who looks like they do it a lot? Most of the worst cycling I see is by people on battered old MTBs and BMXs, they ride on the wrong side of the road, jump onto pavements and all the other cliches but don't seem to get any abuse from motorists. Stick them in lycra or just a reflective jacket and they would get a constant barrage of abuse.
  • Is there any other group in society so wilfully hypocritical, so certain of their moral superiority?

    speeding motorists when the gatso gets them?
  • PorgyPorgy Posts: 4,525
    Is there any other group in society so wilfully hypocritical, so certain of their moral superiority?

    journalists
  • DavidBelcherDavidBelcher Posts: 2,684
    Porgy wrote:
    Is there any other group in society so wilfully hypocritical, so certain of their moral superiority?

    journalists

    Nice one! :D

    Or as Smashie & Nicey would put it, "Jan Moir-tastic, mate!" :wink:

    David
    "It is not enough merely to win; others must lose." - Gore Vidal
  • downfaderdownfader Posts: 3,686
    Not even a proper article.. just a ramble on a blog and poorly informed tat at best.

    Would have left a comment but for some reason its been disabled. :?
  • guillianoguilliano Posts: 5,495
    Just a load of pants written by someone who never got off stabilisers and has grown fat and lazy behind the wheel of a car
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