Silly beepy the horn man

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DonDaddyD
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Silly beepy the horn man

Postby DonDaddyD » Fri Apr 12, 2013 08:40 am

On my way to work today, by bike, yay!

I get to a side road to turn right onto a main road, I wait until its safe to emerge from my road and enter the main road. Now then, there's a bus to my right and a car on my left going the other way. They are about the same distance apart from me and I judge that their distance and speed make it safe for me to do my thing - the car is the most important variable to me in this equation as I have further to travel to be clear of it, so in reality I have ample time to pass the bus and more than enough time to pass the car.

I'm clear of the bus and now in the middle of the road, and I notice the oncoming car speeding up so I'm forced to wait in no mans land. He beeps a warning to me and swears as he drives past. A few feet up the road, less than 30secs in fact, he is forced to stop at a traffic lights. So I approach and witness him desperately trying to wind-up his window - shoulder cadence steady as it blurs in rotation.

All I was going to say was, "Mate, I didn't pull out on you and I would have waited until you passed". I was feeling diplomatic despite him stupidly speeding up when he saw me, or being able to slow down to let me complete my move or have taken any number of less dangerous options for that matter.

However, I didn't say any of that because I couldn't help laughing at the thought of him hunched over as he tried to wind his window up as quickly as possible... I did say, quite unceremoniously, "Yeah, you wind your window up mate!"

So:

1. Do you think he needs a new car, one with electric windows?

2. Do you think he was in the wrong or I was?
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Re: Silly beepy the horn man

Postby Lassic » Fri Apr 12, 2013 08:47 am

He's an idiot for speeding up! It could have been a lot worse if you hadn't had noticed.

Though anyone can be mouthy as they speed by in their car, I think you had the last laugh at the lights though. :D

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Re: Silly beepy the horn man

Postby Rolf F » Fri Apr 12, 2013 09:22 am

3. You live in London and think this incident worth posting?! You really aren't on the bike enough these days!
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Re: Silly beepy the horn man

Postby Agent57 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 09:36 am

I'll go with Rolf's 3. =)
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Re: Silly beepy the horn man

Postby menthel » Fri Apr 12, 2013 09:42 am

Agent57 wrote:I'll go with Rolf's 3. =)


Have to agree too! ;)

I don't even get excited by the sideswipes with intent that are accompanied by hand gestures and shouting any more. Note that this type of behaviour is usually from a motorist whom is in the wrong or feels wronged that you are simply even on "their" road!
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Re: Silly beepy the horn man

Postby DonDaddyD » Fri Apr 12, 2013 09:42 am

My commute is only 2.59 miles...

There isn't much to report.
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Re: Silly beepy the horn man

Postby Rolf F » Fri Apr 12, 2013 09:51 am

If your commute is only 2.59 miles, then you are doing it wrong :wink:
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Re: Silly beepy the horn man

Postby cyclingprop » Fri Apr 12, 2013 09:52 am

DonDaddyD wrote:My commute is only 2.59 miles...

There isn't much to report.


A real man adds a lap of RP on to their commute despite living in SE london. #just saying...
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Re: Silly beepy the horn man

Postby rubertoe » Fri Apr 12, 2013 09:52 am

Might be safer to walk...
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Re: Silly beepy the horn man

Postby Clever Pun » Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:13 am

Rolf F wrote:If your commute is only 2.59 miles, then you are doing it wrong :wink:


No winking about it MTFU
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Re: Silly beepy the horn man

Postby coriordan » Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:52 am

cyclingprop wrote:
DonDaddyD wrote:My commute is only 2.59 miles...

There isn't much to report.


A real man adds a lap of RP on to their commute despite living in SE london. #just saying...


Only the 1?

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Re: Silly beepy the horn man

Postby Kieran_Burns » Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:10 am

Only 2.59 miles? Are you allowed to post in here?
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Re: Silly beepy the horn man

Postby The Rookie » Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:28 am

DonDaddyD wrote:My commute is only 2.59 miles...

Yeah we heard your service was leaving people 'short changed'.....

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Re: Silly beepy the horn man

Postby Agent57 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:38 am

Rolf F wrote:If your commute is only 2.59 miles, then you are doing it wrong :wink:


Here's one I prepared earlier: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/84566913

My "2 mile" commute to work. \o/ To be honest, though, I've been slack about extending the commute since I started working locally again a couple of weeks ago. =/
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