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Sharkstar

Member since Oct 2007 • Last active Aug 2016

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    More fun on Tooley St. Is it acceptable to ride the wrong way (West) along the fenced-off single lane cycle path instead of waiting behind the backed up but gradually moving traffic? It's not as if there's nothing coming the other way, and it's not as if they don't mind sharing the space. Before this, I thought I was going to witness a crushing by a bus as a very impatient bloke jammed his way through the narrowest of gaps to get in front of a bus just as it was starting to move. The driver had to brake hard to prevent him from being guillotined.

    Riding even more slowly than usual to avoid getting drenched with my own sweat. I wondered how the guy in the blue suit labouring away on the Boris Bike got on with his first few hours at his desk.

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    And to think I loved you once.

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    It's been emotional.

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    I didn't get close to colliding. I had lots of space on my left to move in to, which I did as he overtook. I was watching his progress as he entered the junction. I assumed that if he entered the junction behind me he would keep on the inside lane and he did. He didn't need to stop the car as he had almost passed me and was pointing towards the exit.

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    I assume he was heading towards the right position for what he wanted to do. It doesn't look like that entrance to the roundabout has particularly clear lane markings. In any case, I wasn't expecting him to turn left, but to follow me to the far exit, or overtake me if he chose to do so. Cars have no difficulty overtaking cyclists on the stretch of road leading up to the roundabout.

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    Sound advice. I ride 10 miles every day in London through rush hour traffic. I haven't had an argument with a motorist for years. I'm all for open communication with other road users and mutual respect. However, I've just started doing a few longer rides outside London and this happens. I guess I wondered what had made the difference. Non-London motorists? Riding a bit faster? Wearing lycra, helmet, shades? Different expectations of motorists?

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    I looked at the street view and it was this roundabout. I've attached a diagram showing our relative positions as I entered. As I said, I saw him a bit before the first position shown. Should I have waited, do you think, given where we were? My judgement about how safe it was to enter the junction was partly driven by the fact that there were two entry lanes on my side and clearly passing room on the roundabout itself. His judgement as to the danger of the manoeuvre was probably driven by the fact he had to pass me back into one lane of traffic at his exit.

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    I'll have another look tomorrow. It's a longish road.

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    I think the roundabout is the one at RH6 9BW. I remembered the side road coming in at a right angle, but that seems to be a false memory.

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