Saab 9-3 Silver grey saloon partial index SG53???

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thekelticfringe
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Saab 9-3 Silver grey saloon partial index SG53???

Postby thekelticfringe » 7 Jul 2010, 7:17pm

Be warned about a white male about 45 salt and pepper hair and executive haircut driving this car in the Glasgow/Cambuslang area. He repeatedly tried to squeese me into the curb when overtaking me in traffic tonight, and force me into oncoming traffic when I was overtaking him on the offside in slow moving queues.

I then stopped trying to pass and rode behind him, so he started a series of 'emergency' stops and fast accellerations with no apparent purpose - certainly not called for by road and traffic conditions.

I did absolutely nothing to provike this kind of behaviour except possibly being able to go as fast as him in the traffic!

NOTE this is a warning, NOT an exhortation to violence.
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Re: Saab 5-3 Silver grey saloon partial index SG53???

Postby cjchambers » 7 Jul 2010, 7:43pm

He clearly has issues with a man on a bicycle being faster than him depsite him paying lots of money to have a nice sit down on the way home and a huge engine to do all the work :?

Just to be clear - either a Saab 9-5 or Saab 9-3, surely? There isn't a 5-3 model. (I would go into boring detail about why all Saab models begin with '9', but I'm sure you don't want to hear it in the circumstances . . . )

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Re: Saab 5-3 Silver grey saloon partial index SG53???

Postby thekelticfringe » 7 Jul 2010, 7:50pm

Yes you're right - a 9-3 - realised after i posted that there's no such model -cheers
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Re: Saab 5-3 Silver grey saloon partial index SG53???

Postby johncharles » 8 Jul 2010, 8:51am

Whats an executive haircut by the way :?:

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Re: Saab 5-3 Silver grey saloon partial index SG53???

Postby ANTONISH » 8 Jul 2010, 9:12am

johncharles wrote:Whats an executive haircut by the way :?:

Presumably the person carrying an executive briefcase will have one :?

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Re: Saab 5-3 Silver grey saloon partial index SG53???

Postby stoobs » 8 Jul 2010, 11:24am

New mirrors for that kind of car cost about £150.

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Re: Saab 5-3 Silver grey saloon partial index SG53???

Postby meic » 8 Jul 2010, 11:31am

Quite possibly the reason why he is driving like that is because he found out that price after an encounter with another cyclist.

Then the vicious circle gets more and more vicious.
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Re: Saab 5-3 Silver grey saloon partial index SG53???

Postby gilesjuk » 8 Jul 2010, 12:31pm

Saab's said to be for people having a 'mid-life crisis'. Probably a deeply unhappy pillock.

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Re: Saab 5-3 Silver grey saloon partial index SG53???

Postby stoobs » 8 Jul 2010, 1:17pm

meic wrote:Quite possibly the reason why he is driving like that is because he found out that price after an encounter with another cyclist.

Then the vicious circle gets more and more vicious.


I was merely commenting that he should be careful driving like that, as the inconvenience and cost of a collision is not worth it against his valuable time, and he might not quite be in the tank that he thinks he's in. Moving out when being overtaken is stupid and dangerous, and against the Highway Code.

He was presumably thinking that he could outbrake a cyclist without thinking of the consequences. Should he pull out and brake, and your handlebars went through his mirror, where would he be? Of course, these arguments apply equally to cyclists, but we already know our own vulnerabilities, whereas he might not have thought it through.