quick wrote: Direkt wrote:
quick wrote:drivers of cars can be stupid... fact
riding a bike on the road is a risk... fact
this will never change... FACT
you make your choices lads. Dumb, stupid, drivers are always going to be there... you're playing with fire imo... but good luck to you
i spose what i'm saying is, you choose to take part in an excersise/activity/sport that has obvious risks... so unfortunately you will encounter these scenarios... end of the day, you are making this choice knowing that this is the case and this WONT change, so part and parcel innit...
i'm not havin a go at a good gripe, but the gripe is something you cant change, so what really is the problem?
That's just plain retarded logic.
So people shouldn't ride on the road because there's a risk that some fuckhead may be occupying the same piece of road as you on any given day? I'm sorry, but that's complete bullshit mate.
In following your logic, nobody should do anything - nor have any right to complain about anything, as there's risk involved with 99% of things we do.
re-read what i wrote... I never said anything like people should not take these risks... all i said was that the risks exist and to be aware of that when you choose to take part in the activity, and that wont change... thats the logic I used, can u fault that?
The point i was making was to try and have a healthier attitude towards it... a good gripe is necessary at times, for sure (as i said in my previous post, which is nothing like what you thought i said by your response) but to accept the fact that these risks exist before hand helps you deal with these scenarios before they happen... thats a bit of a psychology lesson for you
Well, thank you for the psychology lesson, you grand old sage.
Have re-read what you wrote, it doesn't look like anything has changed.
Pretty sure we are all already aware that there are dickheads in cars on the road. You're stating the obvious.
I'm certainly not going to have a "healthy" attitude towards arseholes almost killing me/us. I have a healthy bit of self preservation instead, which sees me get pissed off by ignorant and arrogant road users who flirt with taking my life.
For the record, I don't do the bulk of my riding in built up areas - I ride on country roads. One of the reasons I do this is to minimise my risk of exposure to dangerous situations. And yet, I was hit by a car not even a month ago - and aroes had a dangerous situation on a country road only a week ago. We're doing all we can to avoid these idiots.
Sorry Mr. Quick, I think you're on your own with this one...