All I've done is give my opinion on Freo's riding style and, based on what he's written, how he could have avoided the accident in the first place.
I have not attacked anyone, nor have I insulted anyone. I've challenged people's ideas but never the person.
For this I have been:
Advised to seek counselling
Been reported to the moderators
Had a veiled threat of violence levelled at me (indimidation doesn't work on me, forget it.)
Had my style of posting criticised, even though it conforms to RFC for Usenet
Had my honesty quesitoned
Had it insinuated that I would leave a fellow human being in the dust (goes against my core values)
Told to keep my opinions to myself (no freedom of experssion allowed in this forum?)
All this becaue I advocate taking extreme caution around pedestrians. I don't think that's warranted or fair.
On balance though I've had a friend look at this thread and he's got a third party to who does not know me and does not cycle to view the trhead. This is what he had to say:
mate of a mate wrote:Said friend's comment was (and I quote): "IMHO Euan is one of those
'always right' people, even if they do not know the entire situation...
Or just a troll". (Copied vebatim.) (Later he amended his view to "there
is no grey", rather than "always right".)
Guilty as charged. I'm as blunt as a hammer and if I think I'm right I won't back down. People who know me know this so my friend didn't pick up on it. The value of third party review eh?
I'm new to this forum but certainly not new to cycling or forums in general. It's obvious I've made a poor first impression, not a lot I can do about that. I hope that over time you'll see that although I don't beat around the bush I'm an up front and straightforward type of guy who tells it as he sees it.
So I humbly apologise for any offense caused, such was not my intent. I merely wished to help Freo avoid such a painful mistake in the future.
Now let's stop with the personal attacks shall we and move on with a fresh slate?
Anonymity is a shield from the tyranny of the majority. . . .