monostereo wrote: benson wrote: sladek wrote:
What is it with these people, do they feel that they are obliged to be offensive and aggressive when donning Lycra?
I crossed the road and nipped between a gap in the traffic. Two cyclists peddling down the road, they didn't need to slow or alter their course but felt it necessary to yell abuse at me for daring to cross the road without permission from the green man.
I get at least one near death experience when i cycle each week i cycle. I do about 70 miles a week from mitcham to central london.
Cars overtaking way too close, pulling out without seeing you, or caring you are there.
The only people I have actually hit on my bike so far are pedestrians who stepped out in the rod in front of me when I was on a boris bike.
There is a certain irony about cyclists protesting about the colour of the lights though.
London has improved massively in the 6 months I've been there.
Interested to know what specifically has improved mate?
More cyclists stopping at lights. Packs of cyclists are starting to police them selves a lot better. Those who jump red lights are getting shouted at by cyclists rather than ignored.
Cars. The police operation does appear to have had an effect. ASZs are being left for cyclists.
More cyclists with lights and reflective stuff.
When I have had a puncture I have had people stop and offer to help me.
I didn't realise how much better until I went back to Oxford. Fucking stupid cyclists there. No lights, dark clothing, wrong way down one way streets. All the norm. Obvisouly I did the same when I was there but that doesn't stop me whinging.
Cycling is London is crowded but much much better than Oxford.
Part of it is probably cycling the same route, becoming more aware of the danger points. Clapham is a nightmare but way better than Brixton.
Got a brand new boardman team carbon bike today so will have some fun on that next week.