Sorry, but I take exception to that choice of words. I do not, repeat, not, wilfully play any sort of games with erring car occupants.mjr wrote:661-Pete wrote:Cycling - when I can, I simply avoid the door zone by giving parked vehicles a wide berth. But that's not always possible on a busy road, [...]
I'm sure we've had this discussion before, but I can't find it quickly. I believe it's always possible to ride wide of parked cars, but sometimes people choose to play car door roulette in order to make faster progress - it's a choice.
Some (younger, perhaps?) cyclists seem to be under the impression that, because they are capable of cruising along in primary at 20mph, mixing it with the flow of traffic, all other cyclists can do the same.
I can not.
I have no wish to take primary for long stretches at my modest 10-12 mph, except when absolutely essential from safety considerations (e.g. when approaching bollards). At other times I have to let motorised traffic pass freely. I don't want to be labelled an "anti-social cyclist" and invite hostility thereby.
I understand it only too well! And I prefer not to be in that situation.Cugel wrote:One understands the pressure of these tailgaters but that pressure is still preferable to being doored, especially since the dooring might also put you under the wheels of the tailgater.