I am a cyclist - ask me anything
Iamacyclist · 21/08/2019 19:25
I am a cyclist. Road, mountain biking and commuting.
Ask me anything.
SirJamesTalbotAndHisSpeculum · 21/08/2019 23:35
How do you justify going through red lights every time you approach them?
Doesn't the Highway Code apply to you?
3LoudBoys · 21/08/2019 23:43
Do you shower when you get to work? The girl opposite me doesn't. 🤢
SirJamesTalbotAndHisSpeculum · 21/08/2019 23:48
Do you think you look attractive in Lycra?
SirJamesTalbotAndHisSpeculum · 21/08/2019 23:49
Do you enjoy causing endless traffic jams?
HeroicAlien · 21/08/2019 23:50
Do your form your own peloton every weekend? (still bitter about Prudential Ride London)
More seriously, why do cyclists insist using the road and holding everyone up rather than shared pavements which are clearly marked as cycle paths?
And one last one. If you are on the road, do you want me to follow you at 15 mph and be right up your rear wheel on a 40 mph road, or are you happy for me to squeeze past if there's space, albeit not the half a car width that's recommended?
Sorry, but Surrey appears to be the home of the inconsiderate cyclist, so forgive me if I get a little impatient with those that give you a bad name!
Japanesejazz · 21/08/2019 23:52
I'm also a cyclist, a very good one, I'm also a very considerate one so watching with interest
What would you do when approaching horses from behind OP?
darkcloudsandsunnyskies · 22/08/2019 00:03
What is a good mid range hybrid bike to buy
Whosorrynow · 22/08/2019 00:06
What's your weekly mileage like?
would you like to do more or less?
do you compete at all?
How did you get into it?
(I am an avid cyclist 💚🚲💚)
helpmeiamatoad · 22/08/2019 00:07
I followed a pair of cyclists riding two abreast on a busy road with a huge queue behind them the other day. Seem to come across situations like this constantly and it makes me really resent cyclists!
OP I’m sure you’re not one of these idiots (though maybe you are!) but really, WHY?! Do they not realise the chaos they’re causing? Or do they just not give a fuck?
Whosorrynow · 22/08/2019 00:08
I personally do my utmost to be as polite as I possibly can be towards other road users 🙏
SirJamesTalbotAndHisSpeculum · 22/08/2019 00:17
Why don't cyclists have insurance?
Surely they need it if they run people over and cause injury or death?
And on that subject, do you think cyclists ought to have number plates, so that they can be identified when causing accidents and going through red lights?
ErrolTheDragon · 22/08/2019 00:28
Do you find that a lot of motorists are arrogant and impatient, and don't have the wit to understand defensive road positioning? (I'm a motorist who never cycles on the road myself btw)
MrsMoastyToasty · 22/08/2019 00:34
Which famous person would you give a backie on your bike?
IamtheOA · 22/08/2019 01:07
Why did you start a thread if you weren't going to come back?
Anyone else think that hi viz for cyclists should be bright pink or red? Instead of yellow which blends with trees sometimes?
Idaho999 · 22/08/2019 01:25
Why do you still choose to cycle on the road when a lane has been created on the pavement alongside the road that is marked for use especially for cyclists?
Molteni · 22/08/2019 01:26
What's, in your opinion, the main cause for all the hate on cyclists in the UK?
I'm an avid cyclist myself. It's quite disproportionate really. Quite a few people out there trying to kill you. I'm always quite relieved when I'm back home again and can cycle in a friendly/safe atmosphere.
I do love the amateur CX scene in the UK.
RedHatsDoNotSuitMe · 22/08/2019 01:27
Why is your hobby a secret on MN (if their partner is a participant)?
MrsTerryPratchett · 22/08/2019 01:31
Why do cyclists have the reputation on MN of being the worse husbands? And are you a woman? In which case are the men you cycle with, if you cycle in a group, wankers?
CremeEggThief · 22/08/2019 01:36
Do you feel scared when you're cycling on the road in front of a bus that can't overtake you? When I am a passenger on a bus in this situation (and I'm usually starting to worry about catching my next connection, if a cyclist slows the bus down!), I feel scared for the cyclist and also wonder how on earth they hold their nerve!
SirJamesTalbotAndHisSpeculum · 22/08/2019 01:40
Can you comment on the avoidable death of a mare and foal which occurred when some wanker cyclists were having one of their roadathons and a main road was closed - and the stewards refused to let a vet through to attend to these animals?
Was the cycling thing so fucking important? People's carers also couldn't get to them that day.
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