Random acts of kindness



theGoat

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Cheers to the delivery guy in Flinders lane this morning who as he came around the front of his truck to jump back in the cab, saw me passing between the truck and stationary traffic and went back around the front of the truck to let me through rather than opening the door in my face.

I guess while certain groups of people have a prevailing attitude toward cyclists you can't make too many generalisations.
 
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Tamyka Bell

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theGoat wrote:
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> Cheers to the delivery guy in Flinders lane this morning who as he came
> around the front of his truck to jump back in the cab, saw me passing
> between the truck and stationary traffic and went back around the front
> of the truck to let me through rather than opening the door in my face.
>
> I guess while certain groups of people have a prevailing attitude
> toward cyclists you can't make too many generalisations.
>
> --
> theGoat


Given the number of incredibly stupid people I encountered as I drove to
uni today, and while I drove the other night (there has been local
flooding in BrisVegas and the Gold Coast), your story has restored my
faith somewhat.

T *sigh*
 
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hippy

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"Tamyka Bell" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Given the number of incredibly stupid people I encountered as I drove to
> uni today, and while I drove the other night (there has been local
> flooding in BrisVegas and the Gold Coast), your story has restored my
> faith somewhat.


<rant>
What happened to "keep left unless overtaking"? Now that I'm
driving to the track again I realise how many dicks there are in
cars. Perfect day, new-ish 4wd, drives alongside slow truck and
frickin' sits there, 10kph or more below the speed limit, even with
the truck, while ~20 cars are stuck behind. No wonder road rage
exists..
Oh, and here's a hint Mr and Mrs Driver.. use your frickin indicators
once in a frickin while!!!
Fsckers reckon I'm a hassle on a bike.. now _I've_ got a tonne
of steel around me! bwahahahahaha!
</rant>

hippy
 
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Tamyka Bell

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hippy wrote:
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> "Tamyka Bell" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
> > Given the number of incredibly stupid people I encountered as I drove to
> > uni today, and while I drove the other night (there has been local
> > flooding in BrisVegas and the Gold Coast), your story has restored my
> > faith somewhat.

>
> <rant>
> What happened to "keep left unless overtaking"? Now that I'm
> driving to the track again I realise how many dicks there are in
> cars. Perfect day, new-ish 4wd, drives alongside slow truck and
> frickin' sits there, 10kph or more below the speed limit, even with
> the truck, while ~20 cars are stuck behind. No wonder road rage
> exists..
> Oh, and here's a hint Mr and Mrs Driver.. use your frickin indicators
> once in a frickin while!!!
> Fsckers reckon I'm a hassle on a bike.. now _I've_ got a tonne
> of steel around me! bwahahahahaha!
> </rant>
>
> hippy


Yeah, I've noticed some police cars on the SE freeway in the mornings,
don't know if it's to help make people drive faster, but there's this
tendency for people to panick and slow to 10km/h below the speed limit,
even if sitting in the RH lane. I had so many people tailgating in the
wet last night (11pm) and this morning, ***** me to tears. Nah, I just
slow down, more and more and more until they drop back or change lanes.
Enforce that safe stopping distance!
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cfsmtb

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theGoat said:
I guess while certain groups of people have a prevailing attitude toward cyclists you can't make too many generalisations.

A shocking incident from last week still has me reeling. While attempting to cross Johnston St in Abbotsford, a rather large TNT truck travelling in the opposite direction slowed & the driver waved me across the road. Chivalry is not quite dead yet!
 
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Richard Sherratt

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On Wed, 8 Dec 2004 18:19:15 +1100, cfsmtb
<[email protected]> wrote:

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>theGoat Wrote:
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>> I guess while certain groups of people have a prevailing attitude
>> toward cyclists you can't make too many generalisations.

>
>A shocking incident from last week still has me reeling. While
>attempting to cross Johnston St in Abbotsford, a rather large TNT truck
>travelling in the opposite direction slowed & the driver waved me across
>the road. Chivalry is not quite dead yet!


Yay!

Have you sent them an email?

It might encourage other drivers.

--
Regards.
Richard.
 
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hippy

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"Tamyka Bell" <[email protected]> wrote
> Yeah, I've noticed some police cars on the SE freeway in the mornings,
> don't know if it's to help make people drive faster, but there's this
> tendency for people to panick and slow to 10km/h below the speed limit,
> even if sitting in the RH lane. I had so many people tailgating in the
> wet last night (11pm) and this morning, ***** me to tears. Nah, I just
> slow down, more and more and more until they drop back or change lanes.
> Enforce that safe stopping distance!


During the day, turn your lights on, to make the
tailgater think you are braking..

hippy
 
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Tamyka Bell

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hippy wrote:
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> "Tamyka Bell" <[email protected]> wrote
> > Yeah, I've noticed some police cars on the SE freeway in the mornings,
> > don't know if it's to help make people drive faster, but there's this
> > tendency for people to panick and slow to 10km/h below the speed limit,
> > even if sitting in the RH lane. I had so many people tailgating in the
> > wet last night (11pm) and this morning, ***** me to tears. Nah, I just
> > slow down, more and more and more until they drop back or change lanes.
> > Enforce that safe stopping distance!

>
> During the day, turn your lights on, to make the
> tailgater think you are braking..
>
> hippy


It's pissing down raining, so my lights are already on. I do tap the
brakes though, the lights come on before the brakes do, and it's an
auto.

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