Riding the 150metres on the footpath from the driveway to the CCT crossing (south of holden st) had a pedestrian try to push me into a light pole this morning and let loose with a tirade of expletives/ abuse.
I was riding <10kmph and giving her a wide berth, but she still stepped towards me with a motion of trying to push me and then let loose with a tirade of abuse about cyclists riding on the footpath. I was clearly in the wrong, despite my best intentions to give her right of way and steer clear so she was unimpeded.
Even a verbal apology and wave of apology wasn't enough to placate her abuse. She had the headphones on so probably didn't hear my apology.
This was well before 6am too and sight lines were good in the early morning light.
Left me dumbfounded that someone could have so much anger so early in the morning. Ruined my ride to work basically.
Have to book the bike in for a service, the rear hub is making funny clicking sounds (not the normal whirring shimano gears make) + gears slipping. Seems the hub and cassette may be buggered.
Giving Bikeforce Docklands a try as they are just up from work and have provided free repair equipment for our work's bike room.