Another cycling rant
Posted by CrazyFrog
on September 14, 2022, 8:32 am
I was out on my bicycle yesterday morning. I turned into a country lane and in the distance there were another two cyclists riding two abreast, and they were being approached from behind by a guy on a huge adventure bike. As soon as the cyclists were aware of the bike behind them the singled out to let him through. This wasn't good enough for our hero though, and as soon as he was past, he skewed his bike over infront of the cyclists and I could see him gesticulating and hear him shouting. By the time I was close enough to hear properly, the lady cyclist (who must have been in her 70's) was speaking. The biker had obviously accused them of breaking the law by riding 2 abreast because the lady said 'we were not breaking the law and we singled out to let you past as soon as we saw you' which was correct in every detail. At this point the biker slammed his visor down after a final tirade of abuse and roared off.
What an arrogant, aggressive, ignorant, stupid moron. Cycling 2 abreast isn't and has never been illegal and given the fact that he was riding a bike that could probably break the national speed limit in 1st gear, I'd put every penny I own on the fact he'd been continually breaking the law on his ride out. Hypocrite.
I've also never understood the mindset of idiots who become so apoplectic with rage if held up for a few seconds by a cyclist that they are prepared to stop and argue for 5 minutes. Can't have been in that much of a hurry after all, can you?
There are selfish, aggressive fnuckwits in every walk of live, sadly.
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