PoB undertakes, threatens violence

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PoB undertakes, threatens violence

Postby brynpoeth » 13 Jan 2019, 4:58pm

Had a great ride today, 31 km! On the last bit through my leafy suburb I perceived a cycist/PoB behind, gaining on me. I passed a parked vehicle outwith the door zone, then made to move to the near side to let him by, plenty of room, but he made to overtake on the inside
I exclaimed in surprise. He offered violence (a middle-aged male), what a *%@#
Doubtless his other bike is an a**i

He made off without striking me, I imagine he realised he was in the wrong. I do dislike such encounters, but they are very rare, fortunately not so many people cycle here, especially on grey January days (+1)

At least the third time this has happened, should there be more cycle training? I guess keeping out of the door zone is not so normal :?
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Re: PoB undertakes, offers violence

Postby foxyrider » 13 Jan 2019, 6:10pm

I've had TP's undertake, they haven't offered violence to my admonishments but have tried to excuse themselves from fault with some very bogus suppositions. They've generally been the RLJ's too so maybe Darwinian theory will eventually win out. Of course, they are always upstanding, law abiding members of society.
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Re: PoB undertakes, offers violence

Postby brynpoeth » 13 Jan 2019, 6:56pm

TP?

Fortunately other people were nearby, so the offered violence was not delivered :wink:
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Re: PoB undertakes, offers violence

Postby whoof » 13 Jan 2019, 7:01pm

brynpoeth wrote:
At least the second time this has happened, should there be more cycle training?al :?

The vast majority of motor vehicle drivers have had extensive training,when compared to most cycle training. How's that going in terms of safe bike/other vehicle interaction?
I'm surprised his little knitted legs could reach the pedals.
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Re: PoB undertakes, offers violence

Postby foxyrider » 13 Jan 2019, 9:47pm

brynpoeth wrote:TP?


Any translation would be censored on here but think complete idiot in more colourful language!
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Re: PoB undertakes, threatens violence

Postby Spinners » 14 Jan 2019, 7:23am

Never mind TP what is a PoB?
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Re: PoB undertakes, threatens violence

Postby Marcus Aurelius » 14 Jan 2019, 8:22am

Spinners wrote:Never mind TP what is a PoB?


Person on bike = PoB ( the P can be other words beginning with P as well )

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Re: PoB undertakes, offers violence

Postby Marcus Aurelius » 14 Jan 2019, 8:24am

brynpoeth wrote:TP?

Fortunately other people were nearby, so the offered violence was not delivered :wink:


Total prat = TP ( you can sub other words beginning with P )

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Re: PoB undertakes, threatens violence

Postby Tangled Metal » 14 Jan 2019, 8:39am

Darwinian theory doesn't work with nutters on bikes. They have some forcefield that keeps the safe.

There's a very good example on the road out of Lancaster to the north. He's always going the opposite way to me. Always with a deep hoodie on. By that I mean a hoodie that has a very deep hood that hides his face and prevents any field of view other than a small circle in front. He never looks around but fixes his gaze straight ahead.

Straight ahead is an interesting route choice I think. He crosses from one side of the road to the right side for direction of travel by taking a lazy diagonal across the road. Traffic coming towards him doesn't matter to him he takes that diagonal no matter what. Cars, vans and buses have to stop or hit him.

His alternative route for crossing over the road is at a busy T junction with an extra side bus filter lane. He crosses it diagonally without slowing down and ignoring what state the lights are in. We are talking rush hour here.

Anyway my opinion is that he's a bag head who's off for a fix or methodone. Or a dealer / courier of drugs. He's certainly not on this planet completely but he's somehow cosmically protected.

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Re: PoB undertakes, threatens violence

Postby cycleruk » 14 Jan 2019, 12:24pm

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Re: PoB undertakes, offers violence

Postby brynpoeth » 14 Jan 2019, 8:17pm

Avoiding the door zone, I am 1.5m from the vehicle at least, plenty of room for a PoB to undertake :(
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Re: PoB undertakes, threatens violence

Postby brynpoeth » 14 Jan 2019, 8:40pm

cycleruk wrote:pob.jpg

PoB is queer and cute at once, teaching the kiddies Welsh, Plus One
'PoB' has nothing to do with Pobol y Cwm, as far as I know :wink:
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Re: PoB undertakes, threatens violence

Postby 661-Pete » 15 Jan 2019, 9:39pm

You need to offer him even more room. After all, those stabilisers must take up a lot of space.... :twisted:
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Re: PoB undertakes, threatens violence

Postby Richard Fairhurst » 16 Jan 2019, 7:31am

cycleruk, why have you posted a picture of Michael Gove above?
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Re: PoB undertakes, threatens violence

Postby cycleruk » 16 Jan 2019, 3:44pm

Richard Fairhurst wrote:cycleruk, why have you posted a picture of Michael Gove above?

:lol:
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