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09-01-2019, 12:29   #1651
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It is not that they think there is a benefit, IMO drivers simply don't care. You are in their way. The road is made for cars and as such you are merely getting in the way of the real traffic. And real traffic is dangerous and if you have a problem with that get off the road.

The amount of times I have had friends complain to me about being held up by cyclists (I am one so therefore am the spokesman for them all apparently!) but when I ask them why they don't rage about being held up by other traffic, traffic lights, having to wait because of parked cars on skinny roads they simply say that that is part of traffic.
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09-01-2019, 19:20   #1652
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No, you were right. Look how far the vehicle is out on the rear view, before he moves in on you.

So they know you are there, they were giving you plenty of room prior to that. But when faced with oncoming traffic decided to sqeeze the room rather than slow down and wait.

This happens all the time and is incredibly dangerous and scary for the cyclist. The driver thinks nothing of it though.

I always ask would they do the same if it was a horse instead of a bicycle.
+1 again

This sort of crap is why I have it on my to-do list to ask the RSA to remind drivers that seeing themselves at a safe distance through their front window as they pull level with a cyclist is not enough - their vehicle extends behind them for a few metres AND the cyclist is usually (/hopefully) still moving forwards also!

Definitely a call for giving that car a nice clip on the paintwork in passing with an iron-shod hoof

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09-01-2019, 20:00   #1653
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+1 again

This sort of crap is why I have it on my to-do list to ask the RSA to remind drivers that seeing themselves at a safe distance through their front window as they pull level with a cyclist is not enough - their vehicle extends behind them for a few metres AND the cyclist is usually (/hopefully) still moving forwards also!

Definitely a call for giving that car a nice clip on the paintwork in passing with an iron-shod hoof
I see on the local facebook page someone put a dent in their passenger door to wake them up. A polite word would have probably done more but alas whoever done it probably just reacted to the moment.
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09-01-2019, 20:14   #1654
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I see on the local facebook page someone put a dent in their passenger door to wake them up. A polite word would have probably done more but alas whoever done it probably just reacted to the moment.
? Same car?
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09-01-2019, 20:23   #1655
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? Same car?
I presume so, I recognised it from the description of the cyclist who hit it.
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09-01-2019, 22:00   #1656
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Feel free to criticise my cycling here, at the time it felt like they pulled in on top of me but the video doesn't make it look nearly as bad, perspective is a funny thing.
The Volvo SUV definitely closed in on you for no reason. Nice front camera btw
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09-01-2019, 22:01   #1657
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The Volvo SUV definitely closed in on you for no reason. Nice front camera btw
Cycliq Fly 12, the rear one is normally alot better but I some how changed the settings and also loosened the mount, all at the same time.
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09-01-2019, 22:11   #1658
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Holy crap - no wonder its that good for the price!!
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09-01-2019, 22:34   #1659
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Holy crap - no wonder its that good for the price!!
Mine was 140euro, comes with a fairly decent light (although not shaped well so I don't like that). So that took some of the sting out. A full charge with the light on a lower setting will last a few days unlike many other cameras. It is bigger than others though and you could not wear it as a helmet camera.
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Where they fiddling with their headlights (1.29 in first video they flash on then off)?
Possibly looking down and distracted
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Where they fiddling with their headlights (1.29 in first video they flash on then off)?
Possibly looking down and distracted
Well spotted, missed that, doesn't make me feel better about it other than it wasn't intentional.
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15-01-2019, 17:26   #1662
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based on an extremely limited sample size, i have reached the conclusion that people driving northern reg cars are angrier than people driving southern reg ones. in the context of a cycling drawing their attention to an issue with their driving.
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OTOH, I've felt so comfortable in busy, bank-holiday weekend country road traffic in NI. Much more so than in ROI.

Nobody felt the need to overtake me unsafely, everyone appeared happy to wait until they could cross the centre line of the road first, even as I crawled uphill to Spelga Dam...
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15-01-2019, 18:39   #1664
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based on an extremely limited sample size, i have reached the conclusion that people driving northern reg cars are angrier than people driving southern reg ones. in the context of a cycling drawing their attention to an issue with their driving.
They are on edge because they haven't paid their VRT, and they are worried you will highlight them to revenue. Seen a few local businesses, living local, based out of nearby, and they have .ie websites on the van but running english plates for months. Absolutely crazy they get away with it, makes me foolish for paying mine.
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15-01-2019, 19:37   #1665
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the chap today was definitely from ulster. he sounded like ian paisley snr in full flow, to the point where i didn't actually understand him.
however, i *think* he was shouting at me that he needed to look at his phone while driving in order to be able to figure out where he should be going.
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