Keep outwith the Door Zone!

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Keep outwith the Door Zone!

Postby brynpoeth » 7 Sep 2019, 7:43am

When passing vehicles I keep outwith the Door Zone
Sometimes PoBs are so stupid to try to undertake on the inside, how might one deal with them?

Had to ring my bell and prepare to brake/steer yesterday when a moturd flung a dog open

Glad I am retiring soon, hope not to cycle in town at all then :?
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Re: Keep outwith the Door Zone!

Postby eileithyia » 7 Sep 2019, 8:13am

poBs? Moturd?
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Re: Keep outwith the Door Zone!

Postby mjr » 7 Sep 2019, 8:40am

eileithyia wrote:poBs? Moturd?

Person on bike - a term used to disown some cyclists.

Moturd - a crap motorist.
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Re: Keep outwith the Door Zone!

Postby brynpoeth » 7 Sep 2019, 9:46am

mjr wrote:
eileithyia wrote:poBs? Moturd?

Person on bike - a term used to disown some cyclists.

Moturd - a crap motorist.

Half right :?
Cyclists are PoBs too, I do not mean that negatively, not disown, no no
Moturd: typical/majority driver, cannae read a STOP sign for example
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Come to think of it, we do need a term for stupid cyclists who undertake
Come to think of it, a suitable word has already been suggested: cyclard :?

Trouble is, when one keeps 2m from parked vehicles, there is room to undertake, often less room to overtake
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Re: Keep outwith the Door Zone!

Postby kwackers » 7 Sep 2019, 10:24am

brynpoeth wrote:When passing vehicles I keep outwith the Door Zone
Sometimes PoBs are so stupid to try to undertake on the inside, how might one deal with them?

Had to ring my bell and prepare to brake/steer yesterday when a moturd flung a dog open

Glad I am retiring soon, hope not to cycle in town at all then :?

If you're keeping out of the door zone why did you need to prepare to brake / steer?

I too ride out from the door zone and far enough so if a door does get thrown open I don't need to do anything (other than shout "watchit" as I scoot past).

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Re: Keep outwith the Door Zone!

Postby reohn2 » 7 Sep 2019, 10:30am

mjr wrote:
eileithyia wrote:poBs? Moturd?

Person on bike - a term used to disown some cyclists.

Moturd - a crap motorist.

She knows you know :wink:
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Re: Keep outwith the Door Zone!

Postby brynpoeth » 7 Sep 2019, 10:42am

kwackers wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:When passing vehicles I keep outwith the Door Zone
Sometimes PoBs are so stupid to try to undertake on the inside, how might one deal with them?

Had to ring my bell and prepare to brake/steer yesterday when a moturd flung a dog open

Glad I am retiring soon, hope not to cycle in town at all then :?

If you're keeping out of the door zone why did you need to prepare to brake / steer?
..

Reaction without thinking, it was a narrow cycleway right by the road on the wrong side, have to go slowly there too
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Re: Keep outwith the Door Zone!

Postby whoof » 7 Sep 2019, 11:39am

What happened to the dog?

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Re: Keep outwith the Door Zone!

Postby brynpoeth » 7 Sep 2019, 1:33pm

whoof wrote:What happened to the dog?

Opening a dog? :?
Door I meant of course, but the Spellmaster upgraded to dog, I left it so :wink:
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