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Cyclists beware!

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comment by Wahl (U22164)

posted on 23/6/19

Wow you need to calm down.

posted on 23/6/19

comment by Wahl (U22164)
posted 52 seconds ago
Wow you need to calm down.
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I’m calm.

Identifying your moronic comment doesn’t change that.

comment by Wahl (U22164)

posted on 23/6/19

Ok, well, I am sorry if I offended you. I did not mean to be disrespectful towards anyone who had died, I didn't even have them in mind when I made my comment. I apologise.

comment by Ace (U18814)

posted on 23/6/19

comment by -bloodred- (U1222)
posted 30 minutes ago
"I bet you’ve never been knocked over by a cyclist? I’ve been hit by numerous cars and buses in my life. I’ve had 3 operations due to foolish drivers"

In all fairness, that's terrible.

Was it a case of them not using their wing mirrors properly? Or perhaps some weasel was going around smashing them off?
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Should probably re-do his cycling proficiency course by the sounds of it, or go to Spec Savers.

posted on 23/6/19

comment by Wahl (U22164)
posted 3 minutes ago
Ok, well, I am sorry if I offended you. I did not mean to be disrespectful towards anyone who had died, I didn't even have them in mind when I made my comment. I apologise.
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Thanks, that’s big of you. Many have died through no fault of their own and the general attitude towards cyclists in this country stinks.

posted on 23/6/19

comment by Winston (U16525)
posted 3 hours, 4 minutes ago
comment by Wahl (U22164)
posted 2 minutes ago
comment by Ace (U18814)
posted 16 hours, 17 minutes ago
comment by Scruttocks (U19684)
posted 18 hours, 49 minutes ago
Why do so many people hate cyclists so much?

I'll confess I don't cycle, I've got a bike but am too scared to go on the roads
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What a facking pansy.
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I think you're pretty nuts to cycle in London tbh. It is dangerous (although cyclists don't help themselves by behaving recklessly in the first place)
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Moronic generalisation and victim blaming. Disgusting and an insult to those who have died.
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To be fair, this comment seems to work on the opposite basis, that cyclists are always victims.

Why doesn’t everyone just accept that there are ar*ehole cyclists and ar*ehole drivers, ar*ehole pedestrians and ar*ehole van drivers.

Belonging to any given one of those groups doesn’t mean your ar*ehole tastes sweeter.

posted on 23/6/19

comment by it'sonlyagame (U6426)
posted 33 minutes ago
comment by Winston (U16525)
posted 3 hours, 4 minutes ago
comment by Wahl (U22164)
posted 2 minutes ago
comment by Ace (U18814)
posted 16 hours, 17 minutes ago
comment by Scruttocks (U19684)
posted 18 hours, 49 minutes ago
Why do so many people hate cyclists so much?

I'll confess I don't cycle, I've got a bike but am too scared to go on the roads
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What a facking pansy.
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I think you're pretty nuts to cycle in London tbh. It is dangerous (although cyclists don't help themselves by behaving recklessly in the first place)
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Moronic generalisation and victim blaming. Disgusting and an insult to those who have died.
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To be fair, this comment seems to work on the opposite basis, that cyclists are always victims.

Why doesn’t everyone just accept that there are ar*ehole cyclists and ar*ehole drivers, ar*ehole pedestrians and ar*ehole van drivers.

Belonging to any given one of those groups doesn’t mean your ar*ehole tastes sweeter.
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My comment did nothing of the sort.

Hope this helps.

posted on 23/6/19

Oh and if you want to get into it, yes there are arseholes in all forms of transport. The difference is that cyclists and pedestrians aren’t operating a machine that frequently kills people.

The average person cries about cyclists yet it’s drivers who are the actual problem in society, generally speaking.

posted on 23/6/19

“Victim blaming “ infers that cyclists are the victims. Answering one generalisation with another does little to help the cause.

But it’s hardly a novelty for you to fail to see the flaws in your arguments and to argue that your comments are misconstrued. Par for the course when it comes to you though.

Ftr, I have no problem with cyclists whatsoever, just with ar*eholes, regardless of what stripes they wear.

posted on 24/6/19

comment by it'sonlyagame (U6426)
posted 5 hours, 46 minutes ago
“Victim blaming “ infers that cyclists are the victims. Answering one generalisation with another does little to help the cause.

But it’s hardly a novelty for you to fail to see the flaws in your arguments and to argue that your comments are misconstrued. Par for the course when it comes to you though.

Ftr, I have no problem with cyclists whatsoever, just with ar*eholes, regardless of what stripes they wear.
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Saying that he was victim blaming in no way implies that all cyclists are victims.

There was no generalisation. You’re wrong.

posted on 24/6/19

Groundhog day.

posted on 24/6/19

You can try and make this about me all if you like, but the fact remains - I didn't make a generalisation.

If you hadn't realised that from my first post then at least two subsequent posts made that abundantly clear.

posted on 24/6/19

comment by Ace (U18814)
posted 1 day, 12 hours ago
comment by -bloodred- (U1222)
posted 1 day ago
comment by Martial FC (U11781)
posted 39 minutes ago
comment by -bloodred- (U1222)
posted 53 minutes ago
comment by TBone Steak Roysters (U3947)
posted 2 hours, 33 minutes ago
Absolute joke.

I’ve knocked 3 people over in London because they walk out with phones and don’t look. Frustrates the hell out of me as I damage my bike. I don’t care about them. Next one that does it is getting their phone smashed
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Oh shut up you absolute belllend.
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Imagine a bloke like Steaky in Lycra threatening to smash my phone
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I remember the idiot a few months back telling me how he smashes wing mirrors off cars when he sees drivers on their phones.

Dunno what's worse, being that much of a nob or lying about being that much of a nob.
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Neither are as bad as being a Liverpool fan from London.
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I don’t wear Lycra and the only weasels are the morons who use their phone when driving. I had a serious accident because a women jumped a stop sign and smashed into me while she was on her phone. I’ve had two operations and taken 2 years to walk properly again

I will continue to smash wing mirrors off cars with people on their phones.

posted on 24/6/19

comment by Ace (U18814)
posted 20 hours, 2 minutes ago
comment by -bloodred- (U1222)
posted 30 minutes ago
"I bet you’ve never been knocked over by a cyclist? I’ve been hit by numerous cars and buses in my life. I’ve had 3 operations due to foolish drivers"

In all fairness, that's terrible.

Was it a case of them not using their wing mirrors properly? Or perhaps some weasel was going around smashing them off?
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Should probably re-do his cycling proficiency course by the sounds of it, or go to Spec Savers.
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comment by Ace (U18814)
posted 1 day, 12 hours ago
comment by -bloodred- (U1222)
posted 1 day ago
comment by Martial FC (U11781)
posted 39 minutes ago
comment by -bloodred- (U1222)
posted 53 minutes ago
comment by TBone Steak Roysters (U3947)
posted 2 hours, 33 minutes ago
Absolute joke.

I’ve knocked 3 people over in London because they walk out with phones and don’t look. Frustrates the hell out of me as I damage my bike. I don’t care about them. Next one that does it is getting their phone smashed
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Oh shut up you absolute belllend.
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Imagine a bloke like Steaky in Lycra threatening to smash my phone
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I remember the idiot a few months back telling me how he smashes wing mirrors off cars when he sees drivers on their phones.

Dunno what's worse, being that much of a nob or lying about being that much of a nob.
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Neither are as bad as being a Liverpool fan from London.
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I don’t wear Lycra and the only weasels are the morons who use their phone when driving. I had a serious accident because a women jumped a stop sign and smashed into me while she was on her phone. I’ve had two operations and taken 2 years to walk properly again

I will continue to smash wing mirrors off cars with people on their phones.

posted on 24/6/19

TBone Steak Roysters (U3947)

I can understand your frustration but I'm not sure vigilantism is the answer, particularly when those drivers probably have no idea why you've done what you've done?

You'll most likely end up in trouble with the police as well.

Your best bet, if you can be bothered, if to put a camera on your head and then submit the footage to the police. 6 points plus the fine, it won't be long before those idiots are banned.

posted on 24/6/19

comment by Winston (U16525)
posted 8 minutes ago
You can try and make this about me all if you like, but the fact remains - I didn't make a generalisation.

If you hadn't realised that from my first post then at least two subsequent posts made that abundantly clear.
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Where in your original comment did you establish a difference between the group of individuals he referred to and those you referred to as victims?

posted on 24/6/19

it'sonlyagame (U6426)

This is ridiculous.

I said he was victim blaming.

That in no way implies that every cyclist death is the driver's fault. It just doesn't.

You made a mistake - get over it.

posted on 24/6/19

There's nothing in your post to suggest that the subject of your victim-blaming comment wasn't the same group of people Wahl referred to.

That you know every cyclist death isn't the fault of a car driver is no more or less obvious than the idea that Wahl thinks every cyclist 'has it coming' so as to speak, but you wilfully chose to ignore the bleedin' obvious so you could use the remark as a platform for your faux outrage.

One rule for you and a different one for everyone else, is it?

posted on 24/6/19

it'sonlyagame (U6426)

Either you're not prepared to admit your error or you're too stupid to realise it.

This comment implies that cyclists who have died contributed to their death with reckless behaviour:

"cyclists don't help themselves by behaving recklessly in the first place"

I called him out on it, and said it's victim blaming.

Because it is.

I didn't say anything to imply that it applied to every death and I don't need to caveat my comments in that manner - anyone with a brain cell would be able to understand, particularly when a follow up post shortly after made it absolutely clear.

You're wrong.

posted on 24/6/19

I'll make this really clear for you.

If you see a headline saying '100 cyclists killed on the roads this year' and there is a comment underneath that says 'cyclists don't help themselves with their reckless behaviour', then it's victim blaming.

This is so facking basic it hurts.

posted on 24/6/19

I will continue to smash wing mirrors off cars with people on their phones
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Then you are a complete and utter hypocrite, who has no place moaning about dangerous road users.

posted on 24/6/19

comment by -bloodred- (U1222)
posted 1 hour, 9 minutes ago
I will continue to smash wing mirrors off cars with people on their phones
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Then you are a complete and utter hypocrite, who has no place moaning about dangerous road users.
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I don’t see how it’s hypocritical.

comment by Ace (U18814)

posted on 24/6/19

comment by -bloodred- (U1222)
posted 1 hour, 18 minutes ago
I will continue to smash wing mirrors off cars with people on their phones
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Then you are a complete and utter hypocrite, who has no place moaning about dangerous road users.
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Agreed. Sounds like a demented nob head. Thump my wing mirror and he’d be going under the wheels of the gas guzzler along with his stupid bike.

posted on 24/6/19

comment by Winston (U16525)
posted 30 minutes ago
comment by -bloodred- (U1222)
posted 1 hour, 9 minutes ago
I will continue to smash wing mirrors off cars with people on their phones
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Then you are a complete and utter hypocrite, who has no place moaning about dangerous road users.
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I don’t see how it’s hypocritical.
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Do you think cars driving without wing mirrors is good for the safety of other road users? Most of all cyclists?

posted on 24/6/19

And you’d then be arrested for attempted murder.

Big man behind the keyboard.

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