Is it time to start calling out bad cyclists?

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  • Again with the drug obsession.
    RED

    Ticket to ride, white line highway
    Tell all your friends, they can go my way
    Pay your toll, sell your soul
    Pound for pound costs more than gold
    The longer you stay, the more you pay
    My white lines go a long way
    Either up your nose or through your vein
    With nothin to gain except killin’ your brain

    It's RED! not RED, noob

    RED!

  • Ooh likey

  • If someone toots their horn because I am riding towards them on the wrong side of the road then I'd admit I was in the wrong and would gesture that.

    I would not tell them to fuck off. I also find it hard to believe they did this because I was breaking some highway code advice on horn usage.

    They were actually very lucky that it was me driving and not one of the many wankers who drive around the forest with general disregard to cyclist. I put it down to plain old group mentality on their part...

    You haven't answered my question. Twisty forest road sounds like something that would be single lane, in which case there isn't a wrong side of the road.

  • Der!

  • Okay will stop now...fun over :-(

  • You haven't answered my question. Twisty forest road sounds like something that would be single lane, in which case there isn't a wrong side of the road.

    I didn't need to answer, it is not a single lane road and there is a wrong side of the road. The roads do not have white lines anywhere in the forest, irrespective of width.
    The road in particular is easily over two cars wide and passing cars in opposite direction doesn't even require a reduction in speed.

    No use trying to defend the cyclists on this one I'm afraid. They were clearly in the wrong, made worse by their gestures and not helping other drivers attitudes to cyclists (which as said before is pretty shit to start with!)

  • Driving along fairly twisty forest road on Sunday morning. Group of riders on Sunday club run (around 30) come around the corner using both sides of road. I had to pretty much come to a complete stop as they clearly couldn't get themselves back in a bunch quickly enough to get on the correct side of the road.
    I gave a little toot on horn to make a point and the riders towards the back decided to flick the Vs at me as though I had done something wrong. Am I wrong in expecting them to have actually made a sorry/thanks gesture for not actually running half the group over!

    Did the road have a white line in the middle?

    ^ this.

    If not, then it shouldn't be a surprise that you might have to stop.

    [edit] ok, answered in the above post... it was a wide road. The club riders are being dicks. [edit]

  • ^ this.

    If not, then it shouldn't be a surprise that you might have to stop.

    Saw your edit, yes they were being dicks. Starting to think Hippy was in the group as he seems to be on the defensive...

  • I didn't need to answer, it is not a single lane road and there is a wrong side of the road. The roads do not have white lines anywhere in the forest, irrespective of width.
    The road in particular is easily over two cars wide and passing cars in opposite direction doesn't even require a reduction in speed.

    No use trying to defend the cyclists on this one I'm afraid. They were clearly in the wrong, made worse by their gestures and not helping other drivers attitudes to cyclists (which as said before is pretty shit to start with!)

    You did need to answer. I've been on skinny lanes where riding two-abreast would take the whole "road". Oncoming cars generally pull into the passing areas to let us through in single file. Now and then they don't, of course.

  • Saw your edit, yes they were being dicks. Starting to think Hippy was in the group as he seems to be on the defensive...

    WTF are you on?

    You're the one who was ignoring the question.

    I haven't ridden with a bunch for months as all my training and riding was for solo 12 and 24hr races.

    The bunch I would ride with are very considerate cyclists.

  • If it was a narrow road I'd expect to have to stop, but I wouldn't expect to see people on the left hand side.

  • If it was a narrow road I'd expect to have to stop, but I wouldn't expect to see people on the left hand side.

    What would it matter? It's still a narrower 'thing' than a car.

  • Even a solo rider might use either side of the road, depending on just how deep the potholes are and what shit is strewn over it.

  • RED!

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  • You did need to answer. I've been on skinny lanes where riding two-abreast would take the whole "road". Oncoming cars generally pull into the passing areas to let us through in single file. Now and then they don't, of course.

    As said this is not a skinny lane, this is a normal width road. Okay I knew that and you didn't but if the road was single lane I wouldn't have raised it as an issue as there is not often a right of way on a single lane road and I would expect to stop for cars, bike, pedestrians etc,.

  • @hippy - you do know there are barely any trees in the New Forest don't you? It mainly looks like this:

  • Apart from the trees in the background, obviously.

  • Although they could just be extra large gorse bushes.

  • Even a solo rider might use either side of the road, depending on just how deep the potholes are and what shit is strewn over it.

    The road in question is nothing like that, it is like a motorway compared to that. More like the road andyp has picture but with a few bends in it.

    The road you have pictured is the width where one of the wanker drivers I referred to would think nothing of passing me just before that bend.

  • Crimson.

  • Wait.
    Am I doing it right?

  • I think hippy made a good point – that the case is not clear cut unless you consider the road.

    I ride 2up down roads very much like that shittylane.jpg all the time. It's no worse than single file.

  • How am I to know what the road looked like? You said "fairly twisty forest road" which to me sounds like a narrow lane. I've not seen many dual carriage ways called twisty forest roads.

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Is it time to start calling out bad cyclists?

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