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Old 9th August 2010   #51
catfood
did find myself riding deliberately slowly behind a rather comely young lass in sheer leggings this morning. nice stripey underpants she had on too. does that count as harrassment?

/her ass meant NOTHING to me!
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Old 9th August 2010   #52
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It saddens me when someone takes such evident delight in a fellow cyclists misfortune.

Evident delight?

Hardly-I just looked at the blog after reading the thread and the first post is saying someone has nicked her bike (today).

So, wasn't laughing at her, rather that it is fucking ironic that once you start a popular blog about people being arseholes whilst you're cycling some cnut robs your bike, wouldn't you agree? I think you're being a bit sanctimonious...

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Old 9th August 2010   #53
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Someone's stolen her bike! :[
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Old 9th August 2010   #54
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With the publicity she's apparently received, I can see a free bike making it way to her, some how or other.
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Old 9th August 2010   #55
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did find myself riding deliberately slowly behind a rather comely young lass in sheer leggings this morning. nice stripey underpants she had on too. does that count as harrassment?

/her ass meant NOTHING to me!
You need to ask Jaygee and Skully...
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Old 9th August 2010   #56
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"As a pedestrian, people occasionally shouted comments as they drove past, but this didn’t happen more than 3 times a month usually"

That's not normal, is it? Sounds like Ms. Foster manages to draw attention to herself regardless of whether she's on a bike or not. Would love to know why.
I've a couple of guesses... More reason she needs to get to drinks. :)
[/sexist]
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Old 9th August 2010   #57
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its sad she had her bike nicked i was enjoying the blogg very funny but disappointing that there are such wankers out there!
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Old 9th August 2010   #58
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http://www.hollabackldn.com/faq has lots more info on street harassment if your interested
That's horrible. Depressing stuff
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Old 9th August 2010   #59
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^^Looked a bit boring to me. I find it hard to focus on picture-less content. What's it about? I'm sure some cleavage or thigh shots would help my attention span
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Old 9th August 2010   #60
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Evident delight?

Hardly-I just looked at the blog after reading the thread and the first post is saying someone has nicked her bike (today).

So, wasn't laughing at her, rather that it is fucking ironic that once you start a popular blog about people being arseholes whilst you're cycling some cnut robs your bike, wouldn't you agree? I think you're being a bit sanctimonious...
don't start your first post about this with "HA!" and then try and back pedal.
and that's not ironic. is it. you're dressing up being snide.
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Old 9th August 2010   #61
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That's horrible. Depressing stuff
"HollaBack LDN lets women Holla Back at street harassers! London is not a playground for pervy dudes "

Which London are you talking about?
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Old 9th August 2010   #62
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Someone's stolen her bike! :[
oh no!
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Old 9th August 2010   #63
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don't start your first post about this with "HA!" and then try and back pedal.
and that's not ironic. is it. you're dressing up being snide.

Oh fuck off and stop being so pedantic.
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Old 9th August 2010   #64
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Pedants! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
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Old 9th August 2010   #65
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Wanker #1

Our first wanker was angry that a bicycle was on the road. He hit his horn whilst behind me, whilst I was waiting in the cycle box at the traffic lights. As he turned at the junction alongside me, he continued to use his horn. At the next traffic lights, he rolled his window down to shout “You stupid fucking slut, get off the road and onto the pavement, you stupid bitch”. He was in his company vehicle, so rather than rise to his bait, I took my iPhone out and openly took a photo of his registration plate. For some reason this shut him up.
The company in question is Cannon Hygiene I’ve written to them to tell them about their driver, and will update if they get back to me.
I can feel another Evening Standard story coming here...

Well done to the blogger, it's tone seems pretty spot on.
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Old 9th August 2010   #66
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It saddens me when someone takes such evident delight in a fellow cyclists misfortune.
Do you know Dancing James?
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Old 9th August 2010   #67
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Hello! Interesting reading, and thanks for your comments. I will come to drinks! Not this Tuesday, but maybe next Tuesday. I'm not a shit cyclist, and I tend to avoid confrontation. A lot of other women have emailed me with similar, more harrowing stories suggesting it is very widespread and there are a lot in the comments on this post: http://fforphilistine.wordpress.com/...kers/#comments Yes, my chain probably did need fixing: i can clean the chain and fix a puncture, but that's about the extent of my bicycle maintenance abilities. yes, there were 6 in 3 days initially, but there weren't any over the weekend, and I think it's mostly to do with the fact I cycle at least 30 miles a day, always on main roads. So it's actually a tiny percentage of people who are prats. And now some bratchild from beckton has nicked my damn bike just when I was enjoying this whole project.
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Old 9th August 2010   #68
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Yes! Come to North drinks on a Tuesday. It is the best.

Sorry to hear about your bike. Always sucks. Great blog though.
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Old 9th August 2010   #69
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^This

Welcome!

(but West drinks are best FWIW)
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Old 9th August 2010   #70
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Was your bike like this one?



I can't see why they'd nicked it, unless it was locked with those tiny cable lock.
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Old 9th August 2010   #71
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Hello! Interesting reading, and thanks for your comments. I will come to drinks! Not this Tuesday, but maybe next Tuesday. I'm not a shit cyclist, and I tend to avoid confrontation. A lot of other women have emailed me with similar, more harrowing stories suggesting it is very widespread and there are a lot in the comments on this post: http://fforphilistine.wordpress.com/...kers/#comments Yes, my chain probably did need fixing: i can clean the chain and fix a puncture, but that's about the extent of my bicycle maintenance abilities. yes, there were 6 in 3 days initially, but there weren't any over the weekend, and I think it's mostly to do with the fact I cycle at least 30 miles a day, always on main roads. So it's actually a tiny percentage of people who are prats. And now some bratchild from beckton has nicked my damn bike just when I was enjoying this whole project.
Good luck with your bike. Bummer.

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Was your bike like this one?



I can't see why they'd nicked it, unless it was locked with those tiny cable lock.
In the words of Teenslain:

Shut up, Ed.
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Old 9th August 2010   #72
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probably not the right time to says that!
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Old 9th August 2010   #73
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Yes! Come to South drinks on a Monday. It is the best.

Sorry to hear about your bike. Always sucks. Great blog though.
This
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Old 9th August 2010   #74
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Remember, you can get two for one on their delicous burgers, that should be tempting enough.
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Old 9th August 2010   #75
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Identical! but a dark pink/purple colour. It's in the middle of an estate, so I reckon the kids just grab them for laughs. I was in the shop for 15 minutes! Grr.
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Old 9th August 2010   #76
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Hello! Interesting reading, and thanks for your comments. I will come to drinks! Not this Tuesday, but maybe next Tuesday. I'm not a shit cyclist, and I tend to avoid confrontation.
Dawn, good on you for getting so much attention for your blog. I hope very much that you'll get your bike back or a new one soon, and obviously that your source of inspiration will run dry before long, ideally before you get anywhere near 101 (here's hoping, although of course not very hopefully).

I don't doubt your experiences for one moment--I've heard plenty of similar stories from women over the years. I think what people are thinking about when speculating (on the basis of no evidence) about your cycling are the questions that they have about anyone's cycling, male or female. You write in your article on why you started the blog:

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What are you doing to make people so angry?

Honestly, nothing. I’m a good cyclist, I wear a helmet, always stop at traffic lights, indicate and I don’t take up much space on the road.
Curiously enough, and I hasten to stress that I say this without actually having seen you ride, it is often precisely not 'taking up space on the road' that invites people to pass you closely or otherwise victimise you--it's often the (seemingly) timid cyclist who rides with an 'I'm not really here' body language and road positioning who looks the most like a potential victim to cowards who want to abuse someone to feel better about themselves.

Quite irrespective of any specific issues, it's always worth doing cycle training if you haven't already done so. It will be tailored to your abilities, which are assessed at the start of the training. Have a look--there's a whole sub-forum devoted to cycle training:

http://www.lfgss.com/forum49.html

Enjoy your riding in spite of the subjects of the blog!
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Old 9th August 2010   #77
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Identical! but a dark pink/purple colour. It's in the middle of an estate, so I reckon the kids just grab them for laughs. I was in the shop for 15 minutes! Grr.


It may have been kids, but curiously enough such bikes are also quite fashionable at the moment.
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Old 9th August 2010   #78
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Identical! but a dark pink/purple colour. It's in the middle of an estate, so I reckon the kids just grab them for laughs. I was in the shop for 15 minutes! Grr.
30 miles a day on a bike like that is quite something. Respec' and apologies for assuming you were shit.
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Old 9th August 2010   #79
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15 miles each way, she's a perfect example of someone who can do that on a normal 3 speeds bicycle.

top work Dawn.
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Old 9th August 2010   #80
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It'll all end in gears.
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Old 9th August 2010   #81
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Don't derailleur thread with puns, Oliver!
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Old 9th August 2010   #82
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Yeah, it's getting tyresome
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Old 9th August 2010   #83
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15 miles each way, she's a perfect example of someone who can do that on a normal 3 speeds bicycle.

top work Dawn.
or 10 there, 10 back and 10 random miles bating people and trying to get into fights to provide content for the blog ;)

Last edited by ade; 9th August 2010 at 15:05. Reason: maths fail
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Old 9th August 2010   #84
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Uh oh, let's not shifter thread onto a punning chain reaction.
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Old 9th August 2010   #85
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well im just glad she SPOKE to us...
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Old 9th August 2010   #86
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No need to shout, we're all very geared up to puns round here.
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Old 9th August 2010   #87
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I really didn't mean to foster punning, honestly, although it is slowly dawning on me what I may have done.
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Old 9th August 2010   #88
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Thanks! Used to cycle up a monstrous hill in Coventry on a single speed, so London's a piece of cake so far. Aside from the delights of New Cross of course. ;)
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Old 9th August 2010   #89
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What you gonna do once you reach 102?
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Old 9th August 2010   #90
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Good grief, Ollie... Let's build Dawn a new bike...
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Old 9th August 2010   #91
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Evident delight?

Hardly-I just looked at the blog after reading the thread and the first post is saying someone has nicked her bike (today).

So, wasn't laughing at her, rather that it is fucking ironic that once you start a popular blog about people being arseholes whilst you're cycling some cnut robs your bike, wouldn't you agree? I think you're being a bit sanctimonious...
So the 'Ha!' is ironic. Right.

+1 to what Oliver said, apart from the bloody awful puns.
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Old 9th August 2010   #92
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Good grief, Ollie... Let's build Dawn a new bike...
Rep forever if you do it, teenslain.
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Old 9th August 2010   #93
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Nice blog.

As a female I haven't encountered anything like that, perhaps just a shake of the fist - but to be honest if I was to have such an encounter, I would probably smash their face in. :)
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Old 9th August 2010   #94
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Thanks! Used to cycle up a monstrous hill in Coventry on a single speed, so London's a piece of cake so far. Aside from the delights of New Cross of course. ;)
Where was that? I'm a former Coventry lad, flown as far as Leamington so still in the area.
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Old 9th August 2010   #95
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Rep forever if you do it, teenslain.
OK, new project...
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Old 9th August 2010   #96
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rep forever if you dont take it to BCC halfway through the installation of a 'part' ^

I wonder if billy piper will play you in the tv series dawn?
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Old 9th August 2010   #97
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What's BCC, B?
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Old 9th August 2010   #98
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:P
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Old 9th August 2010   #99
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You kn ow I don't do headsets or bottom brackets, I'm too creative...
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Old 9th August 2010   #100
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Yes! Come to North drinks on a Tuesday. It is the best.

Sorry to hear about your bike. Always sucks. Great blog though.
Ha! Is it possible she meant south easts? :)

nb, I think Citygent might have a spare step through, if the build her a bike idea is serious? There was definatly one being freecycled recently...
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