Date: 20-07-19  Time: 20:44 PM

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Re: Today's "What Gets My Goat" - NO POLITICS!
« Reply #3200 on: 21 June 2019, 10:25:23 AM »
Cars who park on the opposite side of the road facing you with their headlamps left on full. Why don't they have the common sense to turn them to side lights. Can't see much past them.


No amount of main beam (in car) from me makes them realise -they either flash back or give you finger salutes. Happening more and more these days...Grrrrrrrrrrrr!
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« Reply #3201 on: 21 June 2019, 05:33:26 PM »
Cars who park on the opposite side of the road facing you with their headlamps left on full. Why don't they have the common sense to turn them to side lights. Can't see much past them.


No amount of main beam (in car) from me makes them realise -they either flash back or give you finger salutes. Happening more and more these days...Grrrrrrrrrrrr!
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Me too  :agree

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« Reply #3202 on: 12 July 2019, 02:25:50 PM »

Car parks which are either 100% card payment, or only 1 in about 6 machines accepts coins in an attempt to force you into paying by card.







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« Reply #3203 on: 12 July 2019, 02:53:02 PM »
....or, as is the case with the car park next to the Premier Inn in Lichfield, it only takes cash and it doesn't give change so you have to put in the exact amount, which is something silly like £5.80 for 24 hours.
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« Reply #3204 on: 14 July 2019, 12:13:56 PM »
This one is perennial I would guess but, fucking idiot cyclists in london -
  • jumping red lights when your going in the same directly is annoying, but when they are traveling perpendicular to you and then then have to slam on the fucking anchor's to avoid and collision and then they have the fucking cheek to tell you to fuck off when you pull them on it - I have lost count of the amount of times I have to restrain myself from beating someone into a comma. Or worse you grab a cop and the cunt could not care less.
  • not doing shoulder checks or heck just being fucking aware of whats around them - again slamming on the anchor's when I haven't been able to predict where the fuck there were going.
  • riding in groups at peeks times, against the highway code and common sense - cops don't care, the royal parks service don't care, the cyclists don't care - so I just blast right through the middle of the bunch when they refuse to move over and the gap is big enough.
  • just utterly failing to have any sort of basic riding skill or road awareness - these people are either literately too stupid and shouldn't be on the road in the first place.
  • Having rear and front lights are blinding - I wish there was some sort of legal requirement that prevented cyclists and retailers from allowing the use and sale of these types of lights. The lights are so bright that they are brights than the HID/LED lights I have fitted the the Fazer.

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« Reply #3205 on: 14 July 2019, 12:40:37 PM »
This one is perennial I would guess but, fucking idiot cyclists in london -
  • jumping red lights when your going in the same directly is annoying, but when they are traveling perpendicular to you and then then have to slam on the fucking anchor's to avoid and collision and then they have the fucking cheek to tell you to fuck off when you pull them on it - I have lost count of the amount of times I have to restrain myself from beating someone into a comma. Or worse you grab a cop and the cunt could not care less.
  • not doing shoulder checks or heck just being fucking aware of whats around them - again slamming on the anchor's when I haven't been able to predict where the fuck there were going.
  • riding in groups at peeks times, against the highway code and common sense - cops don't care, the royal parks service don't care, the cyclists don't care - so I just blast right through the middle of the bunch when they refuse to move over and the gap is big enough.
  • just utterly failing to have any sort of basic riding skill or road awareness - these people are either literately too stupid and shouldn't be on the road in the first place.
  • Having rear and front lights are blinding - I wish there was some sort of legal requirement that prevented cyclists and retailers from allowing the use and sale of these types of lights. The lights are so bright that they are brights than the HID/LED lights I have fitted the the Fazer.

Next time just pull up 50 feet ahead of them, get out your car and start staring at your mobile phone then jump in front of one of the fuckers..... if you take him to court in London youll be able to sue him for everything he owns 🤣

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« Reply #3206 on: 16 July 2019, 11:44:56 AM »
Gets my goat as witnessed every sunny morning before 7 am people driving wearing sunglasses. Low sun very long shadows means those shadows are virtually black, how can they see me as they turn right. Have to say that it is all women wearing them, I think its more of a fashion item rather than practical.   
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« Reply #3207 on: 16 July 2019, 02:02:44 PM »
The fashion amongst the Chelsea Tractor women is to have a pair of those enormous sunglasses perched up on top of their head. They wear them over the eyes early morning then raise them up for the rest of the day :lol
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« Reply #3208 on: 16 July 2019, 02:18:05 PM »
The fashion amongst the Chelsea Tractor women is to have a pair of those enormous sunglasses perched up on top of their head. They wear them over the eyes early morning then raise them up for the rest of the day :lol
Yeh - that's them and the reason I have noticed it cause they are focing MASIVE ! and can see them coming from the opposite direction at 1/2 mile
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« Reply #3209 on: 19 July 2019, 09:51:48 AM »
These so called Celebs on Celebrity Gogglebox, I don't know who the half of them are, maybe they are celebs in their own minds??????

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« Reply #3210 on: 19 July 2019, 04:54:27 PM »
Bloody roundabouts!
Since when has it become correct to have the right of way at a roundabout if you’re going straight across?
Mini roundabouts are the worst, many cars don’t even slow down at all on the approach as they think they’ve got right of way and can just carry on without giving way to anyone.  :wall

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« Reply #3211 on: 19 July 2019, 07:41:19 PM »
 :agree  Nearly got taken out twice yesterday.


Every roundabout is a roundabout.

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« Reply #3212 on: 19 July 2019, 08:58:26 PM »
:agree  Nearly got taken out twice yesterday.


Every roundabout is a roundabout.




yes,and the older you get the less you bounce,I got knocked off a couple of weeks ago and was pleased I got away with it but I had a bruise on my leg which seemed to take ages to stop hurting and I didn't even realise I'd done anything at the time.
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« Reply #3213 on: Today at 02:12:43 PM »
Me's had the same thing happen to me on the way to the Spring meet this year , rammed up the ass by a stupid driver coming off the M6, ended up in hospital and luckily just very badly bruised, bike being repaired as of now, Insurance companies can take a long time to get things sorted out. I bounced reasonably well for a Seventy year old after flying through the air for 10 feet.

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« Reply #3214 on: Today at 02:27:42 PM »
:agree  Nearly got taken out twice yesterday.


Every roundabout is a roundabout.




yes,and the older you get the less you bounce,I got knocked off a couple of weeks ago and was pleased I got away with it but I had a bruise on my leg which seemed to take ages to stop hurting and I didn't even realise I'd done anything at the time.


Too true, it took two months for my left knee to feel ok again after getting rammed off on a roundabout last October, still doing the exerxises from the physio now just to keep it  right.


As for roundabouts, I see people every day who have no idea what to do and on some roundabouts I can fully understand why. Too many are not really a roundabout as such, they have give way road markings halfway round the roundabout so you come to a stop, might as well be a normal T junction,
And who thought it was a good idea to have two mini roundabouts adjacent to each other!

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« Reply #3215 on: Today at 03:47:49 PM »
The law says, you have to drive/ride around the painted circle unless your vehicle is too wide to make it impossible to do that.
It doesn't say 'drive as fast as you like in a straight line pretending the roundabout doesn't exist'  >: