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Old 8th September 2010   #101
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I hate those morones who think they're so cool poppin wheelies.
Only because you can't do it.
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Old 8th September 2010   #102
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Do bad cyclists include those who use taxi's to drive them AND their bike home?
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Old 8th September 2010   #103
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@gaz545

Has to be said the teen doing the wheelie right at the end was pretty good, just a shame he was doing it in the wrong direction.
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Old 8th September 2010   #104
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Bothwell that's called wing mirror jousting. It should be saved for the correct time and place, but hey it happens to the best of us.

Some old geezer tried to run me over in a super market car park, then as he reversed to have a second pop I accelerated, swerved and kicked his mirror clean off. He gave chase and we played ring a ring a rosie round a bollard till i could make good my escape.

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Old 8th September 2010   #105
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load up with cards for cycle training and start handing them out to cyclists that are a bit dodge.
"I'm not being cheeky but.. you may want to do some training" hand over card, saunter away from lights...
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Unrelated to road conduct but there's a guy on a bike that spits, swears and shouts abuse at our rowing team by the Lea. As he hates rowers. Ironically we're all female cyclists who ride there. Way to go dude.
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Who teh fuck hates rowers? It's not like he was cut up by one the other day on his cycle path?! Haha nutjob.
A reckon that guy's gotta be a coarse fisherman.

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I did something very stupid the other day.

Riding along north bank between chelsea and pimlico along the main road (40mh I think), ...
As far as I know there are no 40mph roads in central London, with the exception of a few flyover or major link roads like the A4 around Chiswick or the Westway. People drive too fast, often at 40mph, all along the riverside roads, it's true. But they're 30mph.

I reckon the 'silly cyclists' videos are just annoying. +1 to RPM, why would you want to re-live that? And put that utterly annoying music on the edit? You seem like a plonker to me. Sorry. But it has to be said. You seem as if you might be projecting - disappointment at your own faults onto others, perhaps? I find myself doing this a lot when I am riding and get frustrated at other riders actions, things that I think I would never do, be in truth have done in the past. I bet you have undertaken a car at the lights in the past, and seen better of it. Good on you. You are still learning. You sure you should be making videos about it?

I can't believe I am quoting this, but 'Let he who is without sin cast the first stone' I feel probably means: Don't throw stones! Ever!
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Old 8th September 2010   #106
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^Have you looked at his other videos? Not all of them are about cyclists (more about bad driving).

I think videos are more valuable than anecdotal evidence. He has quite a few examples the kind of bad driving that gets mentioned on here often. Far more compelling than the "I did this...", then "He did that..." version of events.
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Old 8th September 2010   #107
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Remind me never to cycle with any of you lot, FFS.
Perhaps you could enlighten me on what transgression occurs at 0.40. I don't doubt there is one...
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Old 8th September 2010   #108
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Pointless irritating scooty scoot scoot down the inside of a car, then move away at a pace which forces car to repass the cyclist within a few yards. Very similar to stupid nodder cunts doing the same thing to other cyclists at lights.

1. Consider previously witnessed/anticipated speed of vehicle in front of you in queue at lights.

2. If likely a bit faster than you, wait behind them in primary position.

It's the kind of move that winds people up. Undertaking is for selfish retards.
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Old 8th September 2010   #109
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Irritating, maybe. But not exactly worth making a film of. IMO.
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Old 8th September 2010   #110
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...and as someone else pointed out, he's practically riding in the gutter (and riding on paint is not a good habit to get into), and his line is shit - he veers into the left turning as he passes it, which is stupid too.

@ Skully - I expect the camera was just running. You make it sound like Mr Livestrong Moped Racer had seen this happen a few times, and then camped out with his kit specifically to capture the transgression.

I dunno, maybe he did; but you shouldn't begrudge the man a hobby.
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Old 8th September 2010   #111
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load up with cards for cycle training and start handing them out to cyclists that are a bit dodge.
"I'm not being cheeky but.. you may want to do some training" hand over card, saunter away from lights...
Fcuk me, you're not in The ICF!
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Old 8th September 2010   #112
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Irritating, maybe. But not exactly worth making a film of. IMO.
That's how I feel about Jurassic park.
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Old 8th September 2010   #113
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lolapaluza
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Old 8th September 2010   #114
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I dunno, maybe he did; but you shouldn't begrudge the man a hobby.
That's how I felt about Hittler.
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Old 8th September 2010   #115
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That's how I felt about Hittler.
I call Goodwin's law!!
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Old 8th September 2010   #116
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List of shit cyclists:
1. sumo
2. spybot
3. lynx
4. texas

i maintain my right to have complete disregard for anyone/anything (unless bigger than me). i am a shit cyclist too
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Old 8th September 2010   #117
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jut realised that i missed two pages of this thread. seems i'm also shit at the internet as well.
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Old 8th September 2010   #118
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bikeradar has 1000+ pages of commuter racing stories so you'll have your work cut out...
and..? there's nothing wrong with overtaking someone when it's safe to do so is there?

that's the ethos of that thread, it's not about rlj'ing pavement riding or other douchery
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Old 8th September 2010   #119
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I've thought about printing up Cycle Training cards and handing them out to offenders on my commute.

But previous experience tells me people don't like to be TOLD.
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Old 8th September 2010   #120
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nail gun works better from a distance.
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Old 8th September 2010   #121
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Hypnosis, you can then charge for this.
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Old 8th September 2010   #122
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@ Skully - I expect the camera was just running. You make it sound like Mr Livestrong Moped Racer had seen this happen a few times, and then camped out with his kit specifically to capture the transgression.

I dunno, maybe he did; but you shouldn't begrudge the man a hobby.
Hmmm the guy put moody 'filmic' suspenseful music under the film. Did you have sound 'ON' when you watched the film? This may explain your indifference and my ire not matching up. Or that you're a saddo too.
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Old 8th September 2010   #123
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If you combine the cards with a staple gun to the face, it's not so much "telling" as "letting them know gently" that their riding could do with improvement.
i like this idea
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Old 8th September 2010   #124
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Hmmm the guy put moody 'filmic' suspenseful music under the film. Did you have sound 'ON' when you watched the film? This may explain your indifference and my ire not matching up. Or that you're a saddo too.
No sound here.

Kill the hobbyist. Drown him in weak lemon drink.
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Old 8th September 2010   #125
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If the hobby is perceived to be sanctimonious, then it will invite comment.

I like watching stupid cyclists though
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Old 8th September 2010   #126
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unfortunately i met a bad cyclist yesterday. first thing I knew about it he struggled to ride up alongside me then started unloading some abuse which ended with him calling me 'Mr. Grumpy Pumpy' I kid you not. He was upset that he nearly ran into the back of me while i was going around a bus in a perfectly normal road manouvre. He was obviously watching my back wheel instead of ahead anticipating what was coming. Then he tried to speed off and when he realised we were going to meet again at traffic lights he jumped a couple and nearly caused accidents involving cars and peds. When we did draw level further down the road he started spitting at the floor and pretending to be all nonchalant. I didn't speak to him but just gave him the eye so he told me that I should have put my hand up and said 'sorry' I told him that I had no problem with that but he needed to change the tone of his voice if he was talking to me. Then he darted off a left turning shouting 'Fuck you' . Yo often encounter this type of 'Am i the only person in the whole world who knows how to do anything properly' character behind the wheel of an automobile but if you do see him he'll be riding a dawes with paniers on the right reer and on the handlebars. Other distinguishing features would include the edginess of a man whose medication has run out. Fear not though , absolutely no trousers, 100% mouth.
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Old 8th September 2010   #127
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To the guy trying to race me this morning, after he literally rode into me when I wouldn't undertake a bus that was cutting into the left-hand gutter: "There's a fucking reason why I'm not going under the wheels of that bus you dick."
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Old 8th September 2010   #128
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As far as I know there are no 40mph roads in central London
Park Lane north bound.
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Old 8th September 2010   #129
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Correct. You don't see many cyclists on that for some reason!
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Old 8th September 2010   #130
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unfortunately i met a bad cyclist yesterday. first thing I knew about it he struggled to ride up alongside me then started unloading some abuse which ended with him calling me 'Mr. Grumpy Pumpy' I kid you not. He was upset that he nearly ran into the back of me while i was going around a bus in a perfectly normal road manouvre. He was obviously watching my back wheel instead of ahead anticipating what was coming. Then he tried to speed off and when he realised we were going to meet again at traffic lights he jumped a couple and nearly caused accidents involving cars and peds. When we did draw level further down the road he started spitting at the floor and pretending to be all nonchalant. I didn't speak to him but just gave him the eye so he told me that I should have put my hand up and said 'sorry' I told him that I had no problem with that but he needed to change the tone of his voice if he was talking to me. Then he darted off a left turning shouting 'Fuck you' . Yo often encounter this type of 'Am i the only person in the whole world who knows how to do anything properly' character behind the wheel of an automobile but if you do see him he'll be riding a dawes with paniers on the right reer and on the handlebars. Other distinguishing features would include the edginess of a man whose medication has run out. Fear not though , absolutely no trousers, 100% mouth.
Plenty of tits like this out there, notice it a lot on The Hipster Highway. Was on there yesterday and I was in a 'fuck this cycling quick' kinda mood cos of the tube strike and infux of bells on the road, I fancied a pootle so I decided to stop at every red light.
It's only then do you watch and realise the amount of helmets that RLJ and actually think it's a 'show-off/cool' kind of thing to do
There's ways and a time to RLJ but 99% of them deserve to get knocked off
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Old 8th September 2010   #131
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To the guy trying to race me this morning, after he literally rode into me when I wouldn't undertake a bus that was cutting into the left-hand gutter: "There's a fucking reason why I'm not going under the wheels of that bus you dick."
I swear the DNA of some riders is identical.... the number of times cyclists expect me to undertake a bus turning left off Albert Embankment, onto Lambeth Bridge, and I can hear them muttering as I hold back..... is unbelievable.... and then when I go on to take primary position as there's a pot hole on the corner big enough to throw you off........ I get it again.... retards.

That's all I have to say on the matter..... [for the moment].
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Old 8th September 2010   #132
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So, we've decided that there are indeed cunts in every wark of life, cycling inclusive.

My, my, what a shocker!
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Old 8th September 2010   #133
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Because you are meant to, and by not doing those things you are much safer. Since I had cycle training, I've become a much safer cyclist, no rlj-ing, better road position, I hardly ever undertake any more.
by braking rules i actualy ride safer, turning right on a cross junction i sometimes just cut on the path use the crossing and hop on the road again when the cars passed, if i go on the road some drivers want to get somewhere 2 seconds faster so they cut me up or drives past a few inches from me, i dont have a engine i cant ride like car...

my area isnt quite like london, i have to ride abit different, no way im following rules to just get hit or constant close calls, mite aswell get a moped...
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Old 8th September 2010   #134
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So, we've decided that there are indeed cunts in every wark of life, cycling inclusive.

My, my, what a shocker!
John?
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Old 8th September 2010   #135
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Tickets for Brentford go on sle to the general public Monday 13th September
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Old 8th September 2010   #136
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...or just bunk through your fence?
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Old 8th September 2010   #137
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by braking rules i actualy ride safer, turning right on a cross junction i sometimes just cut on the path use the crossing and hop on the road again when the cars passed, if i go on the road some drivers want to get somewhere 2 seconds faster so they cut me up or drives past a few inches from me, i dont have a engine i cant ride like car...

my area isnt quite like london, i have to ride abit different, no way im following rules to just get hit or constant close calls, mite aswell get a moped...
Sound like you just don't have the skills to cope with riding where you do so you resort dodgy manoeuvres. It's true you might not employ the same techniques as riding in central London but but they while the same as riding in some other part of London due to the diversity of the nature of the traffic in London. None of these areas of require riding as you describe. Perhaps you could describe the environment in which you think is so different and why you can't cope with it.
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Old 8th September 2010   #138
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Remind me never to cycle with any of you lot, FFS.
wouldnt want to anyway...
probly slow me down
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Old 8th September 2010   #139
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I found the increase in cyclists on the roads this summer caused me to create a new word to decribe it : noddulance - nodder annoyance, which may or may not require an ambulance at some point.
generally I use it in the context: 'f**k me, had to deal with severe noddulance on the way home tonight'
or ' man, it was a total noddulance nightmare out there'

To cope with noddulance I whistle my 'happy song'... which essentially controls my breathing to calm me and stops me from screaming ' what the f**k are you doing you stupid cnut!do you have death wish?' at people on a daily basis. Anyone else find themselves doing something similar?
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Old 8th September 2010   #140
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Sound like you just don't have the skills to cope with riding where you do so you resort dodgy manoeuvres. It's true you might not employ the same techniques as riding in central London but but they while the same as riding in some other part of London due to the diversity of the nature of the traffic in London. None of these areas of require riding as you describe. Perhaps you could describe the environment in which you think is so different and why you can't cope with it.
i cope just fine, very fine, you have no idea how i ride so dont be ignorant, i use my skills to my advantage, i know when its safe to brake the rules...

how i ride is fine, its safer for me and better for the drivers if i go on a perfectly clear path, always ride at walking speed on the path, pushchairs make more hassle than me on a bike! i cross when the man is green, get back on the road when its clear, so...much better than cars all around me, on a hill at some lights, then when its green i slow every one behind me down, cars squeezing and accelerating right by the side of me pushing be right by the curb wich is a bad idea on a fixed gear...
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Old 8th September 2010   #141
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i cope just fine, very fine, you have no idea how i ride so dont be ignorant, i use my skills to my advantage, i know when its safe to brake the rules...

how i ride is fine, its safer for me and better for the drivers if i go on a perfectly clear path, always ride at walking speed on the path, pushchairs make more hassle than me on a bike! i cross when the man is green, get back on the road when its clear, so...much better than cars all around me, on a hill at some lights, then when its green i slow every one behind me down, cars squeezing and accelerating right by the side of me pushing be right by the curb wich is a bad idea on a fixed gear...
Bull shit, they are supposed to be there, you are not. For this reason alone you are a menace.
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Old 8th September 2010   #142
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i know when its safe to brake the rules..
But you don't know how to spell, capitalise or use the apostrophe, so I'm taking your assessment of your "skills" with a healthy pinch of salt.
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Old 8th September 2010   #143
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wouldnt want to anyway...
probly slow me down
Ha! Excellent choice of victim. Enjoy your brief time with us.
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Old 8th September 2010   #144
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wouldnt want to anyway...
probly slow me down
You think BMMF might slow you down?

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

Good one. Tell us another!
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Old 8th September 2010   #145
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Hard to call, weapons like him/her do actually exist in the real world.
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Old 8th September 2010   #146
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The most dangerous road user is the unpredictable one. If you choose to bend the rules now and then, you become unpredictable. This scares other road users and can cause reactions that lead to undesired results
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Old 8th September 2010   #147
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i cope just fine, very fine, you have no idea how i ride so dont be ignorant, i use my skills to my advantage, i know when its safe to brake the rules...
You told me how you ride, so I do have an idea.

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by braking rules i actualy ride safer, turning right on a cross junction i sometimes just cut on the path use the crossing and hop on the road again when the cars passed, if i go on the road some drivers want to get somewhere 2 seconds faster so they cut me up or drives past a few inches from me, i dont have a engine i cant ride like car...

my area isnt quite like london, i have to ride abit different, no way im following rules to just get hit or constant close calls, mite aswell get a moped...
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how i ride is fine, its safer for me and better for the drivers if i go on a perfectly clear path, always ride at walking speed on the path, pushchairs make more hassle than me on a bike! i cross when the man is green, get back on the road when its clear, so...much better than cars all around me, on a hill at some lights, then when its green i slow every one behind me down, cars squeezing and accelerating right by the side of me pushing be right by the curb wich is a bad idea on a fixed gear...
Doesn't sound to me like are getting on fine, you listed another situation which you seem to imply happens frequently.

I'll ask you again could you describe the situations which lead you to ride poorly and how they occur. Don't take it as an insult that you need cycle training, we should all be willing to improve our riding.
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Old 8th September 2010   #148
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Don't take it as an insult that you need cycle training, we should all be willing to improve our riding.
Yep, even the most experienced cyclists can benefit from cycle training, and empty cans, you sound like you could do with some.
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Old 8th September 2010   #149
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yes im new to the site so ye come pick on me! yes i have dyslexia i find it hard to spell, so what its just spelling?? atleest im trying

you never seen me ride anyway so you cant realy judge me and say i need training, seriusly why judge so much before knowing whats what, if i ride so poorly then how do i get on fine every time i ride, i corse no problem to anyone...

you should be welcoming, but my first day i get patronised just so you can feal supierior, thats just abit selfish

after all we all ride bikes, its my life and i love it, people like you put me and others right off
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Old 8th September 2010   #150
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Yep, even the most experienced cyclists can benefit from cycle training, and empty cans, you sound like you could do with some.
ok training on what exactly? if people want to teach me go ahead, go on tell me something i dont know about the roads i ride on every day...
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