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Re: news paper nutcase

Postby Ayesha » 1 Dec 2014, 6:42pm

One person's view.

Disgruntled cyclist-
"I don't like cars using the roads where I ride my bike, so motorists, take note and keep off the road."

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Re: news paper nutcase

Postby MikeF » 1 Dec 2014, 8:56pm

iviehoff wrote: it is very difficult legally and effectively to light your bike without using flashing lights.
Really??
Also there are some appalling dazzling blinking/flashing cyclists' lights. It's not surprising they raise complaints.
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Re: news paper nutcase

Postby martinn » 4 Dec 2014, 1:11pm

Hi Revolution,

your reply i presume in the North Somerset Times?
Nicely written, I think the last sentance may have the UKIP candidate who posts in the same paper frothing at the mouth for a reply about road tax, number plates, red light jumping...

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Re: news paper nutcase

Postby Revolution » 4 Dec 2014, 1:16pm

your reply i presume in the North Somerset Times?

Yes indeed. I await a tsunami of angry replies :( but I hope it amused more people than it annoyed. :D

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Re: news paper nutcase

Postby reohn2 » 4 Dec 2014, 2:36pm

Revolution wrote:
your reply i presume in the North Somerset Times?

Yes indeed. I await a tsunami of angry replies :( but I hope it amused more people than it annoyed. :D


Is there any chance of link to it :)
I've tried their site without joy :?
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Re: news paper nutcase

Postby redfacedbaldfatman » 7 Dec 2014, 3:09pm

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Re: news paper nutcase

Postby gaz » 7 Dec 2014, 3:27pm

Well worded riposte.
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Re: news paper nutcase

Postby reohn2 » 7 Dec 2014, 4:02pm

gaz wrote:Well worded riposte.


+1
And perfectly correct :)
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Re: news paper nutcase

Postby Penfolds11 » 7 Dec 2014, 4:52pm

reohn2 wrote:
gaz wrote:Well worded riposte.


+1
And perfectly correct :)


+2, I nearly started cheering as I got to the end of the letter! :)

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Re: news paper nutcase

Postby 661-Pete » 7 Dec 2014, 6:18pm

...even Mrs Mulligan's car has indicators that flash...

Of course, it's always possible that Mrs Mulligan's car sports a pair of these:
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Anyone else remember them? They are still around on the occasional classic car.

As it happens, I have a footnote about trafficators. One of them was my father's undoing, many many years ago. He was driving along and realised his trafficator had jammed in the up position, so he leaned out of the window and tried to reset it. And ... rammed straight into a parked car :shock: . Both cars were write-offs. He was lucky to escape with a few bruises. And even luckier to escape the attention of the Plod. The chief damage was to his pocket....
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Re: news paper nutcase

Postby Wilf Roberts » 7 Dec 2014, 8:00pm

gaz wrote:Well worded riposte.


+ 3. I despair at the amount of anti-cycling/anti-cyclist rot that is spouted these days. Obviously, merely using a bicycle doesn't instantly mean you have the same habits on the road as every other cyclist - I'm sure we all see very dubious behaviour from other cyclists on occasion. But to gauge the reaction to cycling from some of Joe Public you'd think innocent pedestrians were being mown down on a daily basis by hordes of anti-social cycle thugs.

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Re: news paper nutcase

Postby reohn2 » 7 Dec 2014, 11:18pm

Wilf Roberts wrote:
gaz wrote:Well worded riposte.


+ 3. I despair at the amount of anti-cycling/anti-cyclist rot that is spouted these days. Obviously, merely using a bicycle doesn't instantly mean you have the same habits on the road as every other cyclist - I'm sure we all see very dubious behaviour from other cyclists on occasion. But to gauge the reaction to cycling from some of Joe Public you'd think innocent pedestrians were being mown down on a daily basis by hordes of anti-social cycle thugs.


I agree.
Whenever there's an article in some 'news'paper there's seems to be a queue of people who can't wait to post anti cycling comments,with blatant untruths,that just don't apply either to reality or the law.
For a so called liberal minded country,there are a lot of anti cycling people about.
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Re: news paper nutcase

Postby Psamathe » 8 Dec 2014, 8:33am

reohn2 wrote:For a so called liberal minded country,there are a lot of anti cycling people about.

I think the UK has become a very "anti-" loads of things, not just cycling. And it seems to be getting worse. Other countries (incl. European countries) seem to manage a far more tolerant society, but in the UK we are anti, anti, anti.

It might be too simplistic but I think much of it comes from our politicians who seek to blame everybody else for everything that is wrong. We seek scapegoats for everything and can never take responsibility when we "get it wrong".

Ian

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Re: news paper nutcase

Postby reohn2 » 8 Dec 2014, 9:14am

Psamathe wrote:
reohn2 wrote:For a so called liberal minded country,there are a lot of anti cycling people about.

I think the UK has become a very "anti-" loads of things, not just cycling. And it seems to be getting worse. Other countries (incl. European countries) seem to manage a far more tolerant society, but in the UK we are anti, anti, anti.

It might be too simplistic but I think much of it comes from our politicians who seek to blame everybody else for everything that is wrong. We seek scapegoats for everything and can never take responsibility when we "get it wrong".

Ian

I agree,there seems to be an every increasing finger pointing blame culture,whilst those who are really to blame are getting away,in some cases literally,with murder and if not,at least unlawful killing and maiming.
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Re: news paper nutcase

Postby skicat » 8 Dec 2014, 10:03am

As a manager at a company I worked at a few years ago once said, "Yes there is a blame culture in this company. But who's fault is that?"
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