3 SMIDSYs today

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3 SMIDSYs today

Postby Daddy0 » Mon Oct 15, 2012 09:41 am

Is it national cry for help day or something? Had 3 pedestrians walk out on me without looking on my way in this morning. One goth who did the rabbit in the headlights freeze :shock: , one old lady who was oblivious and kept going :roll: , and one Delboy who actually said "Sorry mate, I didn't see ya" and then patted my bum as I swerved around him?!?! :?

Luckily my downhill top speed attempt was safe! :twisted:

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Re: 3 SMIDSYs today

Postby EKE_38BPM » Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:25 am

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Re: 3 SMIDSYs today

Postby TommyEss » Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:34 am

Daddy0 wrote:and one Delboy who actually said "Sorry mate, I didn't see ya" and then patted my bum as I swerved around him?!?!


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Re: 3 SMIDSYs today

Postby meanredspider » Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:59 am

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Re: 3 SMIDSYs today

Postby Daddy0 » Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:04 am

Ah the Airzound looks cool. Looks like just what I need to scare off any future Delboy gropers!

Although I would probably not use it on the doddery old dear, 115db in the face would've finished her off...

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Re: 3 SMIDSYs today

Postby davmaggs » Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:37 am

It could have course be random bad luck, or perhaps that light levels are edging towards winter and people aren't quite paying attention. I tend to put my lights on at this time of year.

I had a day similar at the start of last year, and realised that I'd not kept on top of recharging my lights so they faded down part way through the journey.

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Re: 3 SMIDSYs today

Postby PaulG99 » Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:40 am

Daddy0 wrote:Ah the Airzound looks cool. Looks like just what I need to scare off any future Delboy gropers!

Although I would probably not use it on the doddery old dear, 115db in the face would've finished her off...


I hope that wasn't Petronella Wyatt's mum!! :twisted:

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Re: 3 SMIDSYs today

Postby CJ Bill » Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:57 am

davmaggs wrote:It could have course be random bad luck, or perhaps that light levels are edging towards winter and people aren't quite paying attention. I tend to put my lights on at this time of year.

I had a day similar at the start of last year, and realised that I'd not kept on top of recharging my lights so they faded down part way through the journey.


I think it's just that time of year. Wait till the clocks go back...

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Re: 3 SMIDSYs today

Postby Daddy0 » Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:42 pm

Daylight conditions were good though - I had a late start today so this between 9:30 and 10am. I even had my shades on and could see perfectly fine (must by some clear lenses for winter). The only reason I didn't slow down for the Delboy was because he was having a convo with his mate, shouted "luvly jubbly" and literately span round 180 degrees and jumped out in front of me all in a few milliseconds whilst I was checking my six. I anticipated and slowed down for the other two jumpers.

I did have a new freewheel fitted this weekend though, so I am much quieter (and a bit faster) than I was last week. Maybe that's it??

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Re: 3 SMIDSYs today

Postby davmaggs » Mon Oct 15, 2012 13:38 pm

My theory is based on no science at all, but there is something about this autumn type light (or perhaps weather) that means that people don't seem to see bicycles very well. In a month's time we'll be into winter routine, and the blunders will reduce.

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Re: 3 SMIDSYs today

Postby The Rookie » Mon Oct 15, 2012 15:18 pm

Your problem was commuting 'out of hours', at rush hour they would have expected you!

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Re: 3 SMIDSYs today

Postby Daddy0 » Mon Oct 15, 2012 15:26 pm

I see! Well, having not commuted for a few years until recently, I will take all your sage words and act upon them!

Time to order the Airzound, a fluro jacket and a new headlight to boot!


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