largeallan wrote:CREPELLO wrote:addressing the cyclists here who sometimes cycle, including 'Largeallen'
What do you mean? I cycle every day provided its not snowing. Is this us getting onto the moral superiority theme? I'm an HGV driver, and a cyclist...that doesn't mean I have a dark side. There are plenty of A roads up here where its difficult enough going past other traffic let alone worrying about giving cyclists two-abreast plenty of room.....I spend too much time in the lorry to give myself a heart attack through ranting at other road users. As I've said, I've nothing but patience where other cyclists are concerned, but common sense says to me that if a lorry is struggling for space to pass, then what's wrong with going in single file for 30 seconds? I've even seen cyclists in single file as i slow behind them, swooping out two abreast intentionally...out of pig ignorance if you ask me. As I've said, once again, this kind of selfishness isn't restricted to motorised road users...I think its a reflection of attitudes in this country in general today...nobody gives a monkey's about anyone else. Nobody's saying drive in the gutter, or over broken mondeo bits by the kerb, I certainly dont, but a bit of common sense and self preservation has to come into play.
....and at the risk of being controversial, the more colourful the lycra, it seems to me, the larger the moral high horse. I've noticed so many of the slim tyre brigade have trouble acknowleging tourers and MTB'ers etc as they pass....so what chance to motorists have?
The issue of waving or not waving is not restricted to cycling. I ride a motorbike. Some riders wave other don't. When driving my camper van other camper van drivers wave I usually don't.Oddly they wave when your behind the wheel but ignore you on camp sites.
I ride MTB, tourer, city bike, tandem and am also a member of the 'slim tyre brigade'. I'll wave at anybody. Many of the 'STB' don't wave at other 'STB' members. I occasionally acknowledge riders who are approaching me only to see they are commuting on a bicycle shaped object and they look back at me as if I'm unhinged.
Not waving is not restricted to 'STB' riders