nikolai wrote:gfinkelde wrote:Got told off by another cyclist for not using a bell to warn her that I was overtaking. She said something - I thought it might be “lovely day for a ride” so I dropped back alongside her. She said I should have used my bell. I asked why? She said “I could have swerved into you and we would have had a stack”. I said she should look before swerving. It was too good a morning to labour the point. She was riding predictably and there was nothing I could see that would cause her to suddenly move onto the other side of the path –so didn’t feel there was a reason to warn her of my presence – passed her with enough room that the AGF would have been pleased.
Yeah, turn the weather on and there's always a few johnny-come-lately's ready to give you some expert cycling advice.
Yup. Had a female cyclist tell me to use my bell when I used my voice and said "passing" instead ages ago. And also had a woman cyclist tell me off for not informing her I was passing her ages ago, even though I also gave her plenty of room.
Clipperton: - I don't like the run part, but I do like the swim. Although I've only done one mini triathlon in my life - the all round exercise of doing all three is to try and get all muscles exercised and fit.
The weather is great, I'm feeling fantastic, the shoulder is getting better (I could actually do butterfly this morning) and I heard on the radio about the nightmares on the Monash and just thought "I'm so glad I ride a bike to work". Not that I'd take the Monash anyway.
clipperton wrote:i was in the car for an hour and a half and i reckon i travelled less than 10kms, the whole time i was thinking "how do these people do this every day?"
You have to know the 'backstreets' of the city and sometimes going around is faster than going straight in CBD Melbourne. Although yes, traffic in the city is a nightmare and you had the lot on Tuesday night. It took me an hour once to go around a block one evening (I think it was about 100 metres I travelled) when I was going to the theatre because the idiots in Southbank had blocked two of the three lanes of Power St (the one near City Road that goes onto the Westgate Freeway) because they were constructing another highrise apartment block. I ended up going around to come back using backstreets that didn't have all the freeway cars wanting to get onto them. I won't make the same mistake again about trying to use Queens Bridge as a crossing point.