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Offline KrakowDon

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Re: Things that really annoy you
« Reply #40 on: September 02, 2017, 04:46:53 PM »
Folk that sound their car horn and wave at people they know.

What is the point? Look at me waving at you! Fuuck off.


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Re: Things that really annoy you
« Reply #41 on: September 02, 2017, 05:50:44 PM »
Smoking closely followed by vaping.
The latter is perhaps soon to overtake the former in the irritation stakes because it is claimed (it still hasn't been proved) to be healthier than smoking and for that reason some people (morons) who have never touched a cigarette are now taking it up because 'its safe'.
At least one saving grace for the vaper is they aren't chucking their fag ends out of car windows or onto the pavement.
I am considering carrying a can of lynx around with me which I can spray in the faces of vapers who choose to exhale their 'perfume' all over passers by.

Lack of self awareness.
Some examples:
Those who get onto crowded trains/ planes etc still wearing their massive ruck-sacks and proceed to bash already seated passengers in the head as they waddle down the aisle and/or suddenly turn around to talk to their mate.
Those who unload their shopping trolleys in the doorway of the supermarket because it would be too much hassle to move an extra couple of metres.
Those who block off side streets when there is a queue of traffic at the lights. Often these are the same people who sit in the middle of box junctions.

Cyclists who ignore traffic lights, pedestrian crossings, over take on the inside of stationary or slow moving traffic, cycle on busy pavements, don't use lights, hi vis clothing or hand signals. On the opposite side, drivers who tailgate and then overtake cyclists so closely they could clip your handlebars with their wing mirrors.

The apparent removal of indicators from cars, vans, motorbikes, and buses.

Those who will walk their dogs in parkland or in the hills, put their dogshit in plastic bags, and then leave it on the ground or hanging from trees. What the fuck is their logic for this?

Broken Glass. I am hoping one day glass bottles will be phased out and no longer will public parks or pavements be plagued by the shards from a broken Buckfast bottle



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Re: Things that really annoy you
« Reply #42 on: September 02, 2017, 06:24:36 PM »
Ah, rucksack wearing on busses / trains.

I've never understood this, they should be shot on sight.





I've done my share of back packing and was always grateful for any opportunity to take the fucking thing off.

On one glorious occasion I kicked the thing down a hill in France.

I had to go down and get it of course and then climb back up.

It was still worth it though.



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Re: Things that really annoy you
« Reply #43 on: September 02, 2017, 08:46:13 PM »
Agree with you TW... on almost everything. Lack of self awareness is my bugbear and a phrase I think a lot. Just about every gripe on this thread is covered by that.

But vaping, nae having that compared to smoking. If it's affects are unproven and if it's fucking my health, so be it.  There are those industrial size ones you may be thinking about, wouldn't defend them. But the bloke who has just had a fag and breathes in your general direction pollutes your space far more than I will with my discrete vape.

So, I'll add to the list the folk that smoke and then engage with others without first going home and brushing their teeth, or at least choring a packet of extra strongs.

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Re: Things that really annoy you
« Reply #44 on: September 03, 2017, 12:33:09 AM »
Pervert cyclists.

Thon lycra guys who go about in packs...

Paedophilia out in the open i think.

'Dont criticise my skin tight cock and balls display in public..im a cyclist excuse.'

Yer a fucking weirdo and ur mates behind you on your far too early morning tour are gettin off on ur ass.

Perverts all of them!

Covert sexual mantra motherfuckers.

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Re: Things that really annoy you
« Reply #45 on: September 03, 2017, 09:33:52 AM »
Pervert cyclists.

Thon lycra guys who go about in packs...

Paedophilia out in the open i think.

'Dont criticise my skin tight cock and balls display in public..im a cyclist excuse.'

Yer a fucking weirdo and ur mates behind you on your far too early morning tour are gettin off on ur ass.

Perverts all of them!

Covert sexual mantra motherfuckers.

Or is it you who's the perfect that's checking them out?  ;)

Am a cyclist myself, wear lycra if I'm doing long distance cycling because it is necessary. Don't need chaffing in my life. But I get where you're coming from. There's a lot of education needed on both cyclists, road users and pedestrians. Especially pedestrians. Living in London it's amazing how many people value their mobile phone more than their life, particularly around roads. Recently a cyclist knocked over a woman in Shoreditch, she died due to her injuries. She stepped out into the road without looking and whilst on her phone. Idiot

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Re: Things that really annoy you
« Reply #46 on: September 03, 2017, 09:56:55 AM »
Sweaty lycra bums.


No no noooooo

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Re: Things that really annoy you
« Reply #47 on: September 03, 2017, 10:43:06 AM »
She stepped out into the road without looking and whilst on her phone. Idiot

Except as was proved in court using CCTV evidence that the cyclist didnt realise existed, she most definitely did not. I believe he now on bail awaiting sentence...

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Re: Things that really annoy you
« Reply #48 on: September 03, 2017, 12:04:46 PM »
Except as was proved in court using CCTV evidence that the cyclist didnt realise existed, she most definitely did not. I believe he now on bail awaiting sentence...
Said cyclist was also riding an illegal track bike (no front brake and only backwards pedaling to slow down) and showed no remorse seemingly taking to social media to berate the victim. I believe he still has not changed his attitude since her death or his conviction.
Hazard perception is key to riding or driving in any situation, and ignornance of the law is not and hopefully never will be a defence.

I wonder if the gentleman in question would have a different attitude had he killed a small child?
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Re: Things that really annoy you
« Reply #49 on: September 03, 2017, 12:37:46 PM »
Maybe controversial, but fuck it, here goes.

I detest the whole #OnceADonAlwaysADon stuff. Makes me cringe the same way I cringe at bastards that vote Tory. There, I am done. If I have offended you, then I do not apologise but understand why you're offended.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Things that really annoy you
« Reply #50 on: September 03, 2017, 12:42:44 PM »
Except as was proved in court using CCTV evidence that the cyclist didnt realise existed, she most definitely did not. I believe he now on bail awaiting sentence...

Fair enough. Wasn't aware of that. The guy seemed like a complete cunt. I've never liked fixed wheel cyclists, tend to be the arseholes of cycling.

Regardless, my point still stands, having had to deal with multiple idiots like that when cycling to work myself. I've had to purposefully drop my shoulder to ensure it wasn't me that got taken out.

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Re: Things that really annoy you
« Reply #51 on: September 03, 2017, 02:38:54 PM »
Except as was proved in court using CCTV evidence that the cyclist didnt realise existed, she most definitely did not. I believe he now on bail awaiting sentence...

Have you got a link to that? All the paper reports I read suggested that was not contended by the prosecution (I say suggested, because it wasn't explicitly mentioned, which you thought it would have been otherwise).

The case seemed to be based entirely on the person's perceived lack of remorse and what he said on online forums. A person being a dick should be not taken into account in the courtroom, as people react different ways when accused of something. The whole case appeared to be a persecution circus, where the guy was held to account for something that was clearly a horrible accident. I suspect that had he a better lawyer he'd have got off. Ignorance of the law is a perfectly acceptable defence. It doesn't mean he shouldn't be punished for it, but the punishment should be in line with the risk. Back pedalling instead of braking isn't inherently risky (especially not for the cyclist) and couldn't reasonably have been expected to have led to a death of a pedestrian. Indeed, front breaks would have sent him flying over the handlebars because the poor lady didn't look before crossing.

There appeared to be a massive political side to this case, and a stoking of the flames by a retarded press. The important take away should have been the requirement for better cycling infrastructure, but that wasn't the case.

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Re: Things that really annoy you
« Reply #52 on: September 03, 2017, 03:38:57 PM »
Ignorance of the law is not a defence.


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Re: Things that really annoy you
« Reply #54 on: September 03, 2017, 05:56:45 PM »
Have I missed the bit where it disagrees with what I've said  ??? Doesn't appear to say that she wasn't on her phone?



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« Reply #57 on: September 03, 2017, 08:29:00 PM »
Anyway, have read it. Shocking, this guy really is a horrible piece of work (not surprised given he's a courier). I'd still stand by what I said earlier though.

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Re: Things that really annoy you
« Reply #58 on: September 03, 2017, 08:31:52 PM »
Have you got a link to that? All the paper reports I read suggested that was not contended by the prosecution (I say suggested, because it wasn't explicitly mentioned, which you thought it would have been otherwise).

The case seemed to be based entirely on the person's perceived lack of remorse and what he said on online forums. A person being a dick should be not taken into account in the courtroom, as people react different ways when accused of something. The whole case appeared to be a persecution circus, where the guy was held to account for something that was clearly a horrible accident. I suspect that had he a better lawyer he'd have got off. Ignorance of the law is a perfectly acceptable defence. It doesn't mean he shouldn't be punished for it, but the punishment should be in line with the risk. Back pedalling instead of braking isn't inherently risky (especially not for the cyclist) and couldn't reasonably have been expected to have led to a death of a pedestrian. Indeed, front breaks would have sent him flying over the handlebars because the poor lady didn't look before crossing.

There appeared to be a massive political side to this case, and a stoking of the flames by a retarded press. The important take away should have been the requirement for better cycling infrastructure, but that wasn't the case.

I would disagree. The back pedaling break system IMO is up there with stopping your car using just the handbrake. If you are confident experienced cyclist the only thing that should send you over the handle bars is hitting something, or some joker jamming a stick through the front wheels which then spins, hits the frame and causes the 'kick' that puts you in the air.
if you have to apply the front brake in an emergency you do it the same way ABS does on your car - on/off/on/off. You either stop or at least have the control to swerve which means you either avoid a collision or reduce its impact.
If yer really good yer left hand is also activating the rear brake which takes away some of the impact of the front.
I narrowly avoided hitting someone who decided to step into the cycle lane on waterloo street while looking at his phone using the front & rear brakes on my bike. The other reason I didn't hit him was about 10m before the incident I clocked his body language and guessed he was looking to cross but was only interested in avoiding oncoming traffic rather than checking behind him (road is one way, cycle lane is 2 way).
Hazard perception was part of my cycling proficiency test in Primary school, my driving test when I was 17 and my fairly recent CBT.

This guy appears to think he is a great cyclist but as I see it his use of the illegal track bike on a public road shows he was more interested in the speed aspect and was primarily interested in himself. A cycling boy racer if you will. The whole 'oh its all about being in control' just doesn't wash with me. My experiences of rear wheel braking is restricted to a couple of BMX rides and I never ever felt in control.

You want to drive/ ride any vehicle on a public road it is your responsibility to ensure it is Legal (not for race tracks only) and also road worthy.
If the cops do you for illegal tyres on your car your defence of 'I didn't realise they were illegal' is dismissed straight away as it is your responsibility to keep your vehicle in a road worthy legal condition.

I personally hope this incident starts the ball rolling on how cycling is policed/ regulated as successive governments are really pushing for people to reduce their car use and get on a push-bike but there is little to no education on the dangers and your responsibilities for doing so.
Cycling Infrastructure takes time to install but any muppet can head down to Evans or halfords and buy a bike and be causing chaos and/or accidents on the city streets or shared concourses before the credit card payment has cleared.
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Re: Things that really annoy you
« Reply #59 on: September 03, 2017, 09:28:16 PM »
I ken fit the fixie brakes are. He swerved to avoid her, but he also shouted, so she stepped back into the path he had subsequently taken. I think that's what I would have done rather than break given the distance between them (6metres). I was suggesting he'd go over his handle bars, because of the distance he had to stop; he wouldn't have been able to use the techniques you suggest and come to a stop. Again, I'd say that he's clearly a dick, but it's unreasonable to expect anyone to assume that removing front brakes could possibly lead to death.

Ten Caat, your link to the daily mail does not say that she wasn't on her phone. Neither does any of the evidence raised in court that I've seen. It all suggest she was at the point she stepped onto the road. Had he swerved into the road to avoid her and was killed by a car, would she have been (attempted to be) charged with manslaughter? What makes stepping onto to a road on yer phone less irresponsible than riding a bike without brakes. Neither can reasonably be expected to lead to a death other than yer own.