Wessex Way re-opened after four-car crash leads to major delays near County Gates roundabout

Gridlock: rush hour nightmare for hundreds of motorists after crash causes huge queues

Huge queues around Bournemouth and Poole due to crash at County Gates roundabout

Huge queues around Bournemouth and Poole due to crash at County Gates roundabout

Huge queues around Bournemouth and Poole due to crash at County Gates roundabout

Gridlock: huge traffic queues around Bournemouth and Poole after crash near County Gates

Gridlock: huge traffic queues around Bournemouth and Poole after crash near County Gates

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THERE was major congestion around the County Gates roundabout this morning after a crash.

One lane of the A338 Wessex Way was closed due to a four car accident near the busy roundabout.

It has now re-opened but diversion routes are still slow.

Congestion affected the A338 Wessex Way westbound past Bournemouth west roundabout, as well as eastbound on the A35 to Ashley Road.

Traffic was queued past St Paul's roundabout as a result of the crash.

Police said four vehicles were involved, two of which were damaged so badly they could not be driven and had to be recovered.

There are not believed to be any injuries.

Emergency services were called at 7.35am and rush hour traffic quickly built up along the A338 and into Parkstone.

Dorset Fire and Rescue were also called to the scene because smoke was coming from one of the vehicles and the local authority was informed because the road needed cleaning before it was re-opened.

The vehicles involved included a red Volkswagen Golf, registered to a Christchurch man, a grey Ford Focus, registered to a woman from Christchurch, a blue Volkswagen Polo and a red Fiat 500, both registered to Bournemouth women.

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8:26am Tue 20 May 14

anotherfatslob says...

Our intelligent transport methods at work.

Let's hope they were wearing helmets,don't wnt any more tragedies.
Our intelligent transport methods at work. Let's hope they were wearing helmets,don't wnt any more tragedies. anotherfatslob
  • Score: -15

8:31am Tue 20 May 14

MrDMan says...

Looking forward to the analysis from everyone on here about how "accidents" aren't a real thing, blah blah blah, like they've literally never made a mistake.

The most important thing is that everyone is okay, not Echo readers' opinions on how it happened
Looking forward to the analysis from everyone on here about how "accidents" aren't a real thing, blah blah blah, like they've literally never made a mistake. The most important thing is that everyone is okay, not Echo readers' opinions on how it happened MrDMan
  • Score: 23

8:32am Tue 20 May 14

speedy231278 says...

Don't worry, all the new cycle lanes will help to stop car accidents and congestion, don't you know!
Don't worry, all the new cycle lanes will help to stop car accidents and congestion, don't you know! speedy231278
  • Score: 3

8:44am Tue 20 May 14

PokesdownMark says...

Not at Lindsay Rd? Police closed the final stretch of the Spur Rd.
Not at Lindsay Rd? Police closed the final stretch of the Spur Rd. PokesdownMark
  • Score: 12

8:52am Tue 20 May 14

SnakeDoc says...

Must be another one as why is A338 closed towards Frizzell?
Must be another one as why is A338 closed towards Frizzell? SnakeDoc
  • Score: 6

9:20am Tue 20 May 14

BarrHumbug says...

I was trying to think where County Gates roundabout was, then I realised it was the Frizzell roundabout hahaha
I was trying to think where County Gates roundabout was, then I realised it was the Frizzell roundabout hahaha BarrHumbug
  • Score: -7

9:21am Tue 20 May 14

pagetta says...

lindsay road's not closed - its actually pretty clear (probably thanks to this article!)
lindsay road's not closed - its actually pretty clear (probably thanks to this article!) pagetta
  • Score: 6

9:22am Tue 20 May 14

nightbeat says...

So now political extemism has come to peaceful Blandford. After destroying two UKIP posters erected on the main road to Poole at Lower Blandford St Mary, their replacements have been defiled with filthy language scrawled across them. Who is so against UKIP?
So now political extemism has come to peaceful Blandford. After destroying two UKIP posters erected on the main road to Poole at Lower Blandford St Mary, their replacements have been defiled with filthy language scrawled across them. Who is so against UKIP? nightbeat
  • Score: -49

9:27am Tue 20 May 14

Lord Spring says...

BarrHumbug wrote:
I was trying to think where County Gates roundabout was, then I realised it was the Frizzell roundabout hahaha
Ye bissent be a local then.
[quote][p][bold]BarrHumbug[/bold] wrote: I was trying to think where County Gates roundabout was, then I realised it was the Frizzell roundabout hahaha[/p][/quote]Ye bissent be a local then. Lord Spring
  • Score: 8

9:36am Tue 20 May 14

MrDMan says...

nightbeat wrote:
So now political extemism has come to peaceful Blandford. After destroying two UKIP posters erected on the main road to Poole at Lower Blandford St Mary, their replacements have been defiled with filthy language scrawled across them. Who is so against UKIP?
What has that got to do with anything?

Also, anyone in their right mind.... in answer to your final question.
[quote][p][bold]nightbeat[/bold] wrote: So now political extemism has come to peaceful Blandford. After destroying two UKIP posters erected on the main road to Poole at Lower Blandford St Mary, their replacements have been defiled with filthy language scrawled across them. Who is so against UKIP?[/p][/quote]What has that got to do with anything? Also, anyone in their right mind.... in answer to your final question. MrDMan
  • Score: 38

9:36am Tue 20 May 14

SheilaW1964 says...

Why is the headline Lyndsay Road and yet the accident happened on the Wessex Way? Lyndsay Road is clear. Nothing happening there!
Why is the headline Lyndsay Road and yet the accident happened on the Wessex Way? Lyndsay Road is clear. Nothing happening there! SheilaW1964
  • Score: 9

9:43am Tue 20 May 14

Pawnstrar says...

another case me thinks of driving too close, too fast and probably playing with a **** mobile phone
another case me thinks of driving too close, too fast and probably playing with a **** mobile phone Pawnstrar
  • Score: 17

10:05am Tue 20 May 14

FNS-man says...

speedy231278 wrote:
Don't worry, all the new cycle lanes will help to stop car accidents and congestion, don't you know!
I am sure that I brought a little bit of joy to the people waiting in the queues by cycling past waving and smiling at them. Of course if those people who could cycle for their journey (most of them) did so, then the people who actually needed to drive (tradesmen, disabled, emergency services etc) would have been able to do so without too much delay.
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: Don't worry, all the new cycle lanes will help to stop car accidents and congestion, don't you know![/p][/quote]I am sure that I brought a little bit of joy to the people waiting in the queues by cycling past waving and smiling at them. Of course if those people who could cycle for their journey (most of them) did so, then the people who actually needed to drive (tradesmen, disabled, emergency services etc) would have been able to do so without too much delay. FNS-man
  • Score: -2

10:09am Tue 20 May 14

FNS-man says...

nightbeat wrote:
So now political extemism has come to peaceful Blandford. After destroying two UKIP posters erected on the main road to Poole at Lower Blandford St Mary, their replacements have been defiled with filthy language scrawled across them. Who is so against UKIP?
Err,

-non-white people who are scared of the racists in the party gaining power
-economists who know the damage withdrawing from the EU would do
-cyclists, whom UKIP want to get rid of
-LGBT people
-scientists and people who can read, who realise that UKIP are anti-science
-people who are not idiots
[quote][p][bold]nightbeat[/bold] wrote: So now political extemism has come to peaceful Blandford. After destroying two UKIP posters erected on the main road to Poole at Lower Blandford St Mary, their replacements have been defiled with filthy language scrawled across them. Who is so against UKIP?[/p][/quote]Err, -non-white people who are scared of the racists in the party gaining power -economists who know the damage withdrawing from the EU would do -cyclists, whom UKIP want to get rid of -LGBT people -scientists and people who can read, who realise that UKIP are anti-science -people who are not idiots FNS-man
  • Score: 53

10:16am Tue 20 May 14

Teddy 1 says...

Bad driving tuesday. I witnessed a driver that kindly pulled over to the right hand lane for a bright yellow removal van/lorry today to pull onto the dorset way....driver proceeded to race mthe car so he couldnt pull in. Total a-hole but I guess he needs to get kicks someway, just pleased my things werent in his lorry!
Bad driving tuesday. I witnessed a driver that kindly pulled over to the right hand lane for a bright yellow removal van/lorry today to pull onto the dorset way....driver proceeded to race mthe car so he couldnt pull in. Total a-hole but I guess he needs to get kicks someway, just pleased my things werent in his lorry! Teddy 1
  • Score: 6

10:32am Tue 20 May 14

Old Colonial says...

BarrHumbug wrote:
I was trying to think where County Gates roundabout was, then I realised it was the Frizzell roundabout hahaha
Yes, and no more related to 'Frizzell' than it is to the County Gates of distant memory.
[quote][p][bold]BarrHumbug[/bold] wrote: I was trying to think where County Gates roundabout was, then I realised it was the Frizzell roundabout hahaha[/p][/quote]Yes, and no more related to 'Frizzell' than it is to the County Gates of distant memory. Old Colonial
  • Score: 4

10:36am Tue 20 May 14

MrPitiful says...

MrDMan wrote:
nightbeat wrote:
So now political extemism has come to peaceful Blandford. After destroying two UKIP posters erected on the main road to Poole at Lower Blandford St Mary, their replacements have been defiled with filthy language scrawled across them. Who is so against UKIP?
What has that got to do with anything?

Also, anyone in their right mind.... in answer to your final question.
This is worthy of "Award For Reply Of The Week".
[quote][p][bold]MrDMan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nightbeat[/bold] wrote: So now political extemism has come to peaceful Blandford. After destroying two UKIP posters erected on the main road to Poole at Lower Blandford St Mary, their replacements have been defiled with filthy language scrawled across them. Who is so against UKIP?[/p][/quote]What has that got to do with anything? Also, anyone in their right mind.... in answer to your final question.[/p][/quote]This is worthy of "Award For Reply Of The Week". MrPitiful
  • Score: 9

10:37am Tue 20 May 14

InkZ says...

speedy231278 wrote:
Don't worry, all the new cycle lanes will help to stop car accidents and congestion, don't you know!
Funny you should say that, it was gridlocked at Richmond hill on to Wimborne Road this morning and I cycled straight through it!
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: Don't worry, all the new cycle lanes will help to stop car accidents and congestion, don't you know![/p][/quote]Funny you should say that, it was gridlocked at Richmond hill on to Wimborne Road this morning and I cycled straight through it! InkZ
  • Score: 12

10:37am Tue 20 May 14

Telscombe Cliffy says...

nightbeat wrote:
So now political extemism has come to peaceful Blandford. After destroying two UKIP posters erected on the main road to Poole at Lower Blandford St Mary, their replacements have been defiled with filthy language scrawled across them. Who is so against UKIP?
U KIP if you want, I prefer to be up and about this time of day
[quote][p][bold]nightbeat[/bold] wrote: So now political extemism has come to peaceful Blandford. After destroying two UKIP posters erected on the main road to Poole at Lower Blandford St Mary, their replacements have been defiled with filthy language scrawled across them. Who is so against UKIP?[/p][/quote]U KIP if you want, I prefer to be up and about this time of day Telscombe Cliffy
  • Score: 3

10:41am Tue 20 May 14

retry69 says...

Teddy 1 wrote:
Bad driving tuesday. I witnessed a driver that kindly pulled over to the right hand lane for a bright yellow removal van/lorry today to pull onto the dorset way....driver proceeded to race mthe car so he couldnt pull in. Total a-hole but I guess he needs to get kicks someway, just pleased my things werent in his lorry!
Of course you took the available details and reported the incident to the company/ police :)
[quote][p][bold]Teddy 1[/bold] wrote: Bad driving tuesday. I witnessed a driver that kindly pulled over to the right hand lane for a bright yellow removal van/lorry today to pull onto the dorset way....driver proceeded to race mthe car so he couldnt pull in. Total a-hole but I guess he needs to get kicks someway, just pleased my things werent in his lorry![/p][/quote]Of course you took the available details and reported the incident to the company/ police :) retry69
  • Score: -2

11:05am Tue 20 May 14

grazzer says...

it was first called County Gates Gyratory System, then Frizzel Roundabout it is now Liverpool Victoria Rouindabou
it was first called County Gates Gyratory System, then Frizzel Roundabout it is now Liverpool Victoria Rouindabou grazzer
  • Score: -8

11:12am Tue 20 May 14

Chris@Bmouth says...

What happens when the infrastructure is completely inadequate
What happens when the infrastructure is completely inadequate Chris@Bmouth
  • Score: 4

11:27am Tue 20 May 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

Of the 4 drivers 3 were women. Every single prang mentioned in the echo always has women as the sole cause or featuring heavily as here at 75% involvement.

What can be done to stop them ?
Of the 4 drivers 3 were women. Every single prang mentioned in the echo always has women as the sole cause or featuring heavily as here at 75% involvement. What can be done to stop them ? Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: -10

11:42am Tue 20 May 14

anotherfatslob says...

Of the four cars that caused this,all of them were cars.

What can be done to stop this menace?
Of the four cars that caused this,all of them were cars. What can be done to stop this menace? anotherfatslob
  • Score: 26

11:50am Tue 20 May 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

anotherfatslob wrote:
Of the four cars that caused this,all of them were cars.

What can be done to stop this menace?
Cars dont drive or crash themselves do they.
[quote][p][bold]anotherfatslob[/bold] wrote: Of the four cars that caused this,all of them were cars. What can be done to stop this menace?[/p][/quote]Cars dont drive or crash themselves do they. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: -12

11:55am Tue 20 May 14

anotherfatslob says...

Of the four idiots that caused this,all of them were driving cars.

WTF can be done to stop them?
Of the four idiots that caused this,all of them were driving cars. WTF can be done to stop them? anotherfatslob
  • Score: 11

12:01pm Tue 20 May 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

anotherfatslob wrote:
Of the four idiots that caused this,all of them were driving cars.

WTF can be done to stop them?
I doubt the man will be found at fault. A ban and a retest For the women.
[quote][p][bold]anotherfatslob[/bold] wrote: Of the four idiots that caused this,all of them were driving cars. WTF can be done to stop them?[/p][/quote]I doubt the man will be found at fault. A ban and a retest For the women. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: -8

12:06pm Tue 20 May 14

anotherfatslob says...

oh dear,we're doomed.
oh dear,we're doomed. anotherfatslob
  • Score: 2

12:11pm Tue 20 May 14

SmilesBmouth says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
Of the 4 drivers 3 were women. Every single prang mentioned in the echo always has women as the sole cause or featuring heavily as here at 75% involvement.

What can be done to stop them ?
Of the 4 drivers 4 were humans. Every single prang mentioned in the echo always has humans as the sole cause or featuring heavily as here at 100% involvement. What can be done to replace them with cats (cats driving cars have not been responsible for a single accident reported in the echo)?
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: Of the 4 drivers 3 were women. Every single prang mentioned in the echo always has women as the sole cause or featuring heavily as here at 75% involvement. What can be done to stop them ?[/p][/quote]Of the 4 drivers 4 were humans. Every single prang mentioned in the echo always has humans as the sole cause or featuring heavily as here at 100% involvement. What can be done to replace them with cats (cats driving cars have not been responsible for a single accident reported in the echo)? SmilesBmouth
  • Score: 7

12:12pm Tue 20 May 14

speedy231278 says...

MrDMan wrote:
nightbeat wrote:
So now political extemism has come to peaceful Blandford. After destroying two UKIP posters erected on the main road to Poole at Lower Blandford St Mary, their replacements have been defiled with filthy language scrawled across them. Who is so against UKIP?
What has that got to do with anything?

Also, anyone in their right mind.... in answer to your final question.
Do you mean anyone right out of their mind?
[quote][p][bold]MrDMan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nightbeat[/bold] wrote: So now political extemism has come to peaceful Blandford. After destroying two UKIP posters erected on the main road to Poole at Lower Blandford St Mary, their replacements have been defiled with filthy language scrawled across them. Who is so against UKIP?[/p][/quote]What has that got to do with anything? Also, anyone in their right mind.... in answer to your final question.[/p][/quote]Do you mean anyone right out of their mind? speedy231278
  • Score: -11

12:12pm Tue 20 May 14

speedy231278 says...

FNS-man wrote:
speedy231278 wrote:
Don't worry, all the new cycle lanes will help to stop car accidents and congestion, don't you know!
I am sure that I brought a little bit of joy to the people waiting in the queues by cycling past waving and smiling at them. Of course if those people who could cycle for their journey (most of them) did so, then the people who actually needed to drive (tradesmen, disabled, emergency services etc) would have been able to do so without too much delay.
Wouldn't it have been safer to keep both your hands on the handlebars?
[quote][p][bold]FNS-man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: Don't worry, all the new cycle lanes will help to stop car accidents and congestion, don't you know![/p][/quote]I am sure that I brought a little bit of joy to the people waiting in the queues by cycling past waving and smiling at them. Of course if those people who could cycle for their journey (most of them) did so, then the people who actually needed to drive (tradesmen, disabled, emergency services etc) would have been able to do so without too much delay.[/p][/quote]Wouldn't it have been safer to keep both your hands on the handlebars? speedy231278
  • Score: -3

12:15pm Tue 20 May 14

speedy231278 says...

Chris@Bmouth wrote:
What happens when the infrastructure is completely inadequate
When? Do you not mean as?
[quote][p][bold]Chris@Bmouth[/bold] wrote: What happens when the infrastructure is completely inadequate[/p][/quote]When? Do you not mean as? speedy231278
  • Score: -10

12:28pm Tue 20 May 14

grazzer says...

this accident was obviously caused by people stealing UKIP posters from Blandford and re erecting them in a dangerous position on Frizzell Roundabout
this accident was obviously caused by people stealing UKIP posters from Blandford and re erecting them in a dangerous position on Frizzell Roundabout grazzer
  • Score: 10

12:29pm Tue 20 May 14

suzigirl says...

FNS-man wrote:
speedy231278 wrote: Don't worry, all the new cycle lanes will help to stop car accidents and congestion, don't you know!
I am sure that I brought a little bit of joy to the people waiting in the queues by cycling past waving and smiling at them. Of course if those people who could cycle for their journey (most of them) did so, then the people who actually needed to drive (tradesmen, disabled, emergency services etc) would have been able to do so without too much delay.
What an ambassador for cyclists you are - NOT! It is a pity that a motorist did not decide to open his car door as you were passing...........
[quote][p][bold]FNS-man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: Don't worry, all the new cycle lanes will help to stop car accidents and congestion, don't you know![/p][/quote]I am sure that I brought a little bit of joy to the people waiting in the queues by cycling past waving and smiling at them. Of course if those people who could cycle for their journey (most of them) did so, then the people who actually needed to drive (tradesmen, disabled, emergency services etc) would have been able to do so without too much delay.[/p][/quote]What an ambassador for cyclists you are - NOT! It is a pity that a motorist did not decide to open his car door as you were passing........... suzigirl
  • Score: -14

12:34pm Tue 20 May 14

suzigirl says...

speedy231278 wrote:
FNS-man wrote:
speedy231278 wrote: Don't worry, all the new cycle lanes will help to stop car accidents and congestion, don't you know!
I am sure that I brought a little bit of joy to the people waiting in the queues by cycling past waving and smiling at them. Of course if those people who could cycle for their journey (most of them) did so, then the people who actually needed to drive (tradesmen, disabled, emergency services etc) would have been able to do so without too much delay.
Wouldn't it have been safer to keep both your hands on the handlebars?
He was probably on his mobile with his other hand!
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FNS-man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: Don't worry, all the new cycle lanes will help to stop car accidents and congestion, don't you know![/p][/quote]I am sure that I brought a little bit of joy to the people waiting in the queues by cycling past waving and smiling at them. Of course if those people who could cycle for their journey (most of them) did so, then the people who actually needed to drive (tradesmen, disabled, emergency services etc) would have been able to do so without too much delay.[/p][/quote]Wouldn't it have been safer to keep both your hands on the handlebars?[/p][/quote]He was probably on his mobile with his other hand! suzigirl
  • Score: -8

12:36pm Tue 20 May 14

suzigirl says...

anotherfatslob wrote:
Of the four idiots that caused this,all of them were driving cars. WTF can be done to stop them?
It takes one to know one!
[quote][p][bold]anotherfatslob[/bold] wrote: Of the four idiots that caused this,all of them were driving cars. WTF can be done to stop them?[/p][/quote]It takes one to know one! suzigirl
  • Score: -13

12:59pm Tue 20 May 14

Chris@Bmouth says...

speedy231278 wrote:
Chris@Bmouth wrote:
What happens when the infrastructure is completely inadequate
When? Do you not mean as?
To clarify - accidents happen. Gridlock happens when the infrastructure is not up to par.
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chris@Bmouth[/bold] wrote: What happens when the infrastructure is completely inadequate[/p][/quote]When? Do you not mean as?[/p][/quote]To clarify - accidents happen. Gridlock happens when the infrastructure is not up to par. Chris@Bmouth
  • Score: 6

1:10pm Tue 20 May 14

Mindvor says...

suzigirl wrote:
speedy231278 wrote:
FNS-man wrote:
speedy231278 wrote: Don't worry, all the new cycle lanes will help to stop car accidents and congestion, don't you know!
I am sure that I brought a little bit of joy to the people waiting in the queues by cycling past waving and smiling at them. Of course if those people who could cycle for their journey (most of them) did so, then the people who actually needed to drive (tradesmen, disabled, emergency services etc) would have been able to do so without too much delay.
Wouldn't it have been safer to keep both your hands on the handlebars?
He was probably on his mobile with his other hand!
Coming from someone that should be only too aware of the smugness/joy of filtering through stationary traffic and, equally, the dangers of doing so knowing that an less observant driver could easily ruin your day by pulling out/opening a door at the wrong time, I would have hoped you would know better than to wish this on anyone.
The point he makes was a perfectly valid one (about using more sustainable transport where possible/practical) and yet you'd rather have seen him knocked off his two wheels...what a wonderful human you must be - NOT!
[quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FNS-man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: Don't worry, all the new cycle lanes will help to stop car accidents and congestion, don't you know![/p][/quote]I am sure that I brought a little bit of joy to the people waiting in the queues by cycling past waving and smiling at them. Of course if those people who could cycle for their journey (most of them) did so, then the people who actually needed to drive (tradesmen, disabled, emergency services etc) would have been able to do so without too much delay.[/p][/quote]Wouldn't it have been safer to keep both your hands on the handlebars?[/p][/quote]He was probably on his mobile with his other hand![/p][/quote]Coming from someone that should be only too aware of the smugness/joy of filtering through stationary traffic and, equally, the dangers of doing so knowing that an less observant driver could easily ruin your day by pulling out/opening a door at the wrong time, I would have hoped you would know better than to wish this on anyone. The point he makes was a perfectly valid one (about using more sustainable transport where possible/practical) and yet you'd rather have seen him knocked off his two wheels...what a wonderful human you must be - NOT! Mindvor
  • Score: 17

1:14pm Tue 20 May 14

spooki says...

Lord Spring wrote:
BarrHumbug wrote:
I was trying to think where County Gates roundabout was, then I realised it was the Frizzell roundabout hahaha
Ye bissent be a local then.
I be local and I still be callin' it Frizzells!
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BarrHumbug[/bold] wrote: I was trying to think where County Gates roundabout was, then I realised it was the Frizzell roundabout hahaha[/p][/quote]Ye bissent be a local then.[/p][/quote]I be local and I still be callin' it Frizzells! spooki
  • Score: 5

1:16pm Tue 20 May 14

boardsandphotos says...

suzigirl wrote:
FNS-man wrote:
speedy231278 wrote: Don't worry, all the new cycle lanes will help to stop car accidents and congestion, don't you know!
I am sure that I brought a little bit of joy to the people waiting in the queues by cycling past waving and smiling at them. Of course if those people who could cycle for their journey (most of them) did so, then the people who actually needed to drive (tradesmen, disabled, emergency services etc) would have been able to do so without too much delay.
What an ambassador for cyclists you are - NOT! It is a pity that a motorist did not decide to open his car door as you were passing...........
Are you suggesting motorists don't check their mirrors before opening their doors, or are you advocating that motorists do this deliberately?
[quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FNS-man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: Don't worry, all the new cycle lanes will help to stop car accidents and congestion, don't you know![/p][/quote]I am sure that I brought a little bit of joy to the people waiting in the queues by cycling past waving and smiling at them. Of course if those people who could cycle for their journey (most of them) did so, then the people who actually needed to drive (tradesmen, disabled, emergency services etc) would have been able to do so without too much delay.[/p][/quote]What an ambassador for cyclists you are - NOT! It is a pity that a motorist did not decide to open his car door as you were passing...........[/p][/quote]Are you suggesting motorists don't check their mirrors before opening their doors, or are you advocating that motorists do this deliberately? boardsandphotos
  • Score: 0

1:18pm Tue 20 May 14

spooki says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
Of the 4 drivers 3 were women. Every single prang mentioned in the echo always has women as the sole cause or featuring heavily as here at 75% involvement.

What can be done to stop them ?
Perhaps we should all be at home, knitting, thinking about kittens and popping out babies?
Although then we'd be claiming benefits instead of driving to work at 7.35am. Is that what you'd prefer? Idiot.
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: Of the 4 drivers 3 were women. Every single prang mentioned in the echo always has women as the sole cause or featuring heavily as here at 75% involvement. What can be done to stop them ?[/p][/quote]Perhaps we should all be at home, knitting, thinking about kittens and popping out babies? Although then we'd be claiming benefits instead of driving to work at 7.35am. Is that what you'd prefer? Idiot. spooki
  • Score: 4

1:24pm Tue 20 May 14

goatty says...

FNS-man wrote:
nightbeat wrote:
So now political extemism has come to peaceful Blandford. After destroying two UKIP posters erected on the main road to Poole at Lower Blandford St Mary, their replacements have been defiled with filthy language scrawled across them. Who is so against UKIP?
Err,

-non-white people who are scared of the racists in the party gaining power
-economists who know the damage withdrawing from the EU would do
-cyclists, whom UKIP want to get rid of
-LGBT people
-scientists and people who can read, who realise that UKIP are anti-science
-people who are not idiots
VOTE UKIP
[quote][p][bold]FNS-man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nightbeat[/bold] wrote: So now political extemism has come to peaceful Blandford. After destroying two UKIP posters erected on the main road to Poole at Lower Blandford St Mary, their replacements have been defiled with filthy language scrawled across them. Who is so against UKIP?[/p][/quote]Err, -non-white people who are scared of the racists in the party gaining power -economists who know the damage withdrawing from the EU would do -cyclists, whom UKIP want to get rid of -LGBT people -scientists and people who can read, who realise that UKIP are anti-science -people who are not idiots[/p][/quote]VOTE UKIP goatty
  • Score: -11

1:41pm Tue 20 May 14

tim m says...

grazzer wrote:
it was first called County Gates Gyratory System, then Frizzel Roundabout it is now Liverpool Victoria Rouindabou
Is this more of the "creeping Euro menace?"
[quote][p][bold]grazzer[/bold] wrote: it was first called County Gates Gyratory System, then Frizzel Roundabout it is now Liverpool Victoria Rouindabou[/p][/quote]Is this more of the "creeping Euro menace?" tim m
  • Score: -1

1:52pm Tue 20 May 14

trolley says...

Ukip ? Scared dangerous idiotic racists. What else is there to say?
Ukip ? Scared dangerous idiotic racists. What else is there to say? trolley
  • Score: 2

2:02pm Tue 20 May 14

Arthur Maureen says...

suzigirl wrote:
FNS-man wrote:
speedy231278 wrote: Don't worry, all the new cycle lanes will help to stop car accidents and congestion, don't you know!
I am sure that I brought a little bit of joy to the people waiting in the queues by cycling past waving and smiling at them. Of course if those people who could cycle for their journey (most of them) did so, then the people who actually needed to drive (tradesmen, disabled, emergency services etc) would have been able to do so without too much delay.
What an ambassador for cyclists you are - NOT! It is a pity that a motorist did not decide to open his car door as you were passing...........
haha, back to your old tricks old dear, back on the gin you go...
[quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FNS-man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: Don't worry, all the new cycle lanes will help to stop car accidents and congestion, don't you know![/p][/quote]I am sure that I brought a little bit of joy to the people waiting in the queues by cycling past waving and smiling at them. Of course if those people who could cycle for their journey (most of them) did so, then the people who actually needed to drive (tradesmen, disabled, emergency services etc) would have been able to do so without too much delay.[/p][/quote]What an ambassador for cyclists you are - NOT! It is a pity that a motorist did not decide to open his car door as you were passing...........[/p][/quote]haha, back to your old tricks old dear, back on the gin you go... Arthur Maureen
  • Score: 9

2:06pm Tue 20 May 14

Arthur Maureen says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
Of the 4 drivers 3 were women. Every single prang mentioned in the echo always has women as the sole cause or featuring heavily as here at 75% involvement.

What can be done to stop them ?
Says the worm that gets about on the M2 bus, bothering passengers with his incessant wittering and bad body odour.. you are quite the bore.
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: Of the 4 drivers 3 were women. Every single prang mentioned in the echo always has women as the sole cause or featuring heavily as here at 75% involvement. What can be done to stop them ?[/p][/quote]Says the worm that gets about on the M2 bus, bothering passengers with his incessant wittering and bad body odour.. you are quite the bore. Arthur Maureen
  • Score: 5

2:16pm Tue 20 May 14

suzigirl says...

boardsandphotos wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
FNS-man wrote:
speedy231278 wrote: Don't worry, all the new cycle lanes will help to stop car accidents and congestion, don't you know!
I am sure that I brought a little bit of joy to the people waiting in the queues by cycling past waving and smiling at them. Of course if those people who could cycle for their journey (most of them) did so, then the people who actually needed to drive (tradesmen, disabled, emergency services etc) would have been able to do so without too much delay.
What an ambassador for cyclists you are - NOT! It is a pity that a motorist did not decide to open his car door as you were passing...........
Are you suggesting motorists don't check their mirrors before opening their doors, or are you advocating that motorists do this deliberately?
I am suggesting that he is pathetic in what he did this morning trying to aggrevate drivers stuck in traffic due to an accident in which people could be injured or indeed killed!
[quote][p][bold]boardsandphotos[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FNS-man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: Don't worry, all the new cycle lanes will help to stop car accidents and congestion, don't you know![/p][/quote]I am sure that I brought a little bit of joy to the people waiting in the queues by cycling past waving and smiling at them. Of course if those people who could cycle for their journey (most of them) did so, then the people who actually needed to drive (tradesmen, disabled, emergency services etc) would have been able to do so without too much delay.[/p][/quote]What an ambassador for cyclists you are - NOT! It is a pity that a motorist did not decide to open his car door as you were passing...........[/p][/quote]Are you suggesting motorists don't check their mirrors before opening their doors, or are you advocating that motorists do this deliberately?[/p][/quote]I am suggesting that he is pathetic in what he did this morning trying to aggrevate drivers stuck in traffic due to an accident in which people could be injured or indeed killed! suzigirl
  • Score: -4

2:18pm Tue 20 May 14

suzigirl says...

Arthur Maureen wrote:
Sir Beachy Head wrote: Of the 4 drivers 3 were women. Every single prang mentioned in the echo always has women as the sole cause or featuring heavily as here at 75% involvement. What can be done to stop them ?
Says the worm that gets about on the M2 bus, bothering passengers with his incessant wittering and bad body odour.. you are quite the bore.
LOL I thought I smelt something bad I thought it was just B*LL**IT
[quote][p][bold]Arthur Maureen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: Of the 4 drivers 3 were women. Every single prang mentioned in the echo always has women as the sole cause or featuring heavily as here at 75% involvement. What can be done to stop them ?[/p][/quote]Says the worm that gets about on the M2 bus, bothering passengers with his incessant wittering and bad body odour.. you are quite the bore.[/p][/quote]LOL I thought I smelt something bad I thought it was just B*LL**IT suzigirl
  • Score: 0

2:24pm Tue 20 May 14

suzigirl says...

Mindvor wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
speedy231278 wrote:
FNS-man wrote:
speedy231278 wrote: Don't worry, all the new cycle lanes will help to stop car accidents and congestion, don't you know!
I am sure that I brought a little bit of joy to the people waiting in the queues by cycling past waving and smiling at them. Of course if those people who could cycle for their journey (most of them) did so, then the people who actually needed to drive (tradesmen, disabled, emergency services etc) would have been able to do so without too much delay.
Wouldn't it have been safer to keep both your hands on the handlebars?
He was probably on his mobile with his other hand!
Coming from someone that should be only too aware of the smugness/joy of filtering through stationary traffic and, equally, the dangers of doing so knowing that an less observant driver could easily ruin your day by pulling out/opening a door at the wrong time, I would have hoped you would know better than to wish this on anyone. The point he makes was a perfectly valid one (about using more sustainable transport where possible/practical) and yet you'd rather have seen him knocked off his two wheels...what a wonderful human you must be - NOT!
I certainly don't filter through traffic on my motorbike waving and smirking at drivers unfortunate enough to be in a tailback. Whether bicycle or motorbike it is best to keep both hands on the handlebars! I would say 75% of drivers pull in to the left when I am filtering (at the proper speed!)and I am grateful to them for doing so. It is just idiots like him that give proper cyclists a bad name.........
[quote][p][bold]Mindvor[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FNS-man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: Don't worry, all the new cycle lanes will help to stop car accidents and congestion, don't you know![/p][/quote]I am sure that I brought a little bit of joy to the people waiting in the queues by cycling past waving and smiling at them. Of course if those people who could cycle for their journey (most of them) did so, then the people who actually needed to drive (tradesmen, disabled, emergency services etc) would have been able to do so without too much delay.[/p][/quote]Wouldn't it have been safer to keep both your hands on the handlebars?[/p][/quote]He was probably on his mobile with his other hand![/p][/quote]Coming from someone that should be only too aware of the smugness/joy of filtering through stationary traffic and, equally, the dangers of doing so knowing that an less observant driver could easily ruin your day by pulling out/opening a door at the wrong time, I would have hoped you would know better than to wish this on anyone. The point he makes was a perfectly valid one (about using more sustainable transport where possible/practical) and yet you'd rather have seen him knocked off his two wheels...what a wonderful human you must be - NOT![/p][/quote]I certainly don't filter through traffic on my motorbike waving and smirking at drivers unfortunate enough to be in a tailback. Whether bicycle or motorbike it is best to keep both hands on the handlebars! I would say 75% of drivers pull in to the left when I am filtering (at the proper speed!)and I am grateful to them for doing so. It is just idiots like him that give proper cyclists a bad name......... suzigirl
  • Score: 0

2:56pm Tue 20 May 14

Franks Tank says...

suzigirl wrote:
FNS-man wrote:
speedy231278 wrote: Don't worry, all the new cycle lanes will help to stop car accidents and congestion, don't you know!
I am sure that I brought a little bit of joy to the people waiting in the queues by cycling past waving and smiling at them. Of course if those people who could cycle for their journey (most of them) did so, then the people who actually needed to drive (tradesmen, disabled, emergency services etc) would have been able to do so without too much delay.
What an ambassador for cyclists you are - NOT! It is a pity that a motorist did not decide to open his car door as you were passing...........
Do your grand children know you think things like that?
[quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FNS-man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: Don't worry, all the new cycle lanes will help to stop car accidents and congestion, don't you know![/p][/quote]I am sure that I brought a little bit of joy to the people waiting in the queues by cycling past waving and smiling at them. Of course if those people who could cycle for their journey (most of them) did so, then the people who actually needed to drive (tradesmen, disabled, emergency services etc) would have been able to do so without too much delay.[/p][/quote]What an ambassador for cyclists you are - NOT! It is a pity that a motorist did not decide to open his car door as you were passing...........[/p][/quote]Do your grand children know you think things like that? Franks Tank
  • Score: 4

3:03pm Tue 20 May 14

Telscombe Cliffy says...

suzigirl wrote:
Mindvor wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
speedy231278 wrote:
FNS-man wrote:
speedy231278 wrote: Don't worry, all the new cycle lanes will help to stop car accidents and congestion, don't you know!
I am sure that I brought a little bit of joy to the people waiting in the queues by cycling past waving and smiling at them. Of course if those people who could cycle for their journey (most of them) did so, then the people who actually needed to drive (tradesmen, disabled, emergency services etc) would have been able to do so without too much delay.
Wouldn't it have been safer to keep both your hands on the handlebars?
He was probably on his mobile with his other hand!
Coming from someone that should be only too aware of the smugness/joy of filtering through stationary traffic and, equally, the dangers of doing so knowing that an less observant driver could easily ruin your day by pulling out/opening a door at the wrong time, I would have hoped you would know better than to wish this on anyone. The point he makes was a perfectly valid one (about using more sustainable transport where possible/practical) and yet you'd rather have seen him knocked off his two wheels...what a wonderful human you must be - NOT!
I certainly don't filter through traffic on my motorbike waving and smirking at drivers unfortunate enough to be in a tailback. Whether bicycle or motorbike it is best to keep both hands on the handlebars! I would say 75% of drivers pull in to the left when I am filtering (at the proper speed!)and I am grateful to them for doing so. It is just idiots like him that give proper cyclists a bad name.........
There must be a better word than filtering, makes it sound like you're making coffee as you go along on your
multiple handlebar bicycle. Worming or 'squeezing through'. would be more apt?
[quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mindvor[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FNS-man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: Don't worry, all the new cycle lanes will help to stop car accidents and congestion, don't you know![/p][/quote]I am sure that I brought a little bit of joy to the people waiting in the queues by cycling past waving and smiling at them. Of course if those people who could cycle for their journey (most of them) did so, then the people who actually needed to drive (tradesmen, disabled, emergency services etc) would have been able to do so without too much delay.[/p][/quote]Wouldn't it have been safer to keep both your hands on the handlebars?[/p][/quote]He was probably on his mobile with his other hand![/p][/quote]Coming from someone that should be only too aware of the smugness/joy of filtering through stationary traffic and, equally, the dangers of doing so knowing that an less observant driver could easily ruin your day by pulling out/opening a door at the wrong time, I would have hoped you would know better than to wish this on anyone. The point he makes was a perfectly valid one (about using more sustainable transport where possible/practical) and yet you'd rather have seen him knocked off his two wheels...what a wonderful human you must be - NOT![/p][/quote]I certainly don't filter through traffic on my motorbike waving and smirking at drivers unfortunate enough to be in a tailback. Whether bicycle or motorbike it is best to keep both hands on the handlebars! I would say 75% of drivers pull in to the left when I am filtering (at the proper speed!)and I am grateful to them for doing so. It is just idiots like him that give proper cyclists a bad name.........[/p][/quote]There must be a better word than filtering, makes it sound like you're making coffee as you go along on your multiple handlebar bicycle. Worming or 'squeezing through'. would be more apt? Telscombe Cliffy
  • Score: -5

3:07pm Tue 20 May 14

Telscombe Cliffy says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
Of the 4 drivers 3 were women. Every single prang mentioned in the echo always has women as the sole cause or featuring heavily as here at 75% involvement.

What can be done to stop them ?
Brave man Beachy, get a load of this

http://www.theargus.
co.uk/news/11224692.
Man_stamped_on_and_b
ottled_for_criticisi
ng_woman_s_parking/
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: Of the 4 drivers 3 were women. Every single prang mentioned in the echo always has women as the sole cause or featuring heavily as here at 75% involvement. What can be done to stop them ?[/p][/quote]Brave man Beachy, get a load of this http://www.theargus. co.uk/news/11224692. Man_stamped_on_and_b ottled_for_criticisi ng_woman_s_parking/ Telscombe Cliffy
  • Score: 1

3:22pm Tue 20 May 14

scrumpyjack says...

Pawnstrar wrote:
another case me thinks of driving too close, too fast and probably playing with a **** mobile phone
What when 3 out of the 4 were women, as if......
[quote][p][bold]Pawnstrar[/bold] wrote: another case me thinks of driving too close, too fast and probably playing with a **** mobile phone[/p][/quote]What when 3 out of the 4 were women, as if...... scrumpyjack
  • Score: -2

3:30pm Tue 20 May 14

scrumpyjack says...

FNS-man wrote:
nightbeat wrote:
So now political extemism has come to peaceful Blandford. After destroying two UKIP posters erected on the main road to Poole at Lower Blandford St Mary, their replacements have been defiled with filthy language scrawled across them. Who is so against UKIP?
Err,

-non-white people who are scared of the racists in the party gaining power
-economists who know the damage withdrawing from the EU would do
-cyclists, whom UKIP want to get rid of
-LGBT people
-scientists and people who can read, who realise that UKIP are anti-science
-people who are not idiots
I'm not supporting UKIP but if that is supposed to be in any way 'fact' and a serious political comment then it is seriously pathetic.

Anti-science???

Why not throw in that they eat children and probably were the cause of The Falklands War as well!
[quote][p][bold]FNS-man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nightbeat[/bold] wrote: So now political extemism has come to peaceful Blandford. After destroying two UKIP posters erected on the main road to Poole at Lower Blandford St Mary, their replacements have been defiled with filthy language scrawled across them. Who is so against UKIP?[/p][/quote]Err, -non-white people who are scared of the racists in the party gaining power -economists who know the damage withdrawing from the EU would do -cyclists, whom UKIP want to get rid of -LGBT people -scientists and people who can read, who realise that UKIP are anti-science -people who are not idiots[/p][/quote]I'm not supporting UKIP but if that is supposed to be in any way 'fact' and a serious political comment then it is seriously pathetic. Anti-science??? Why not throw in that they eat children and probably were the cause of The Falklands War as well! scrumpyjack
  • Score: -3

3:34pm Tue 20 May 14

scrumpyjack says...

Old Colonial wrote:
BarrHumbug wrote:
I was trying to think where County Gates roundabout was, then I realised it was the Frizzell roundabout hahaha
Yes, and no more related to 'Frizzell' than it is to the County Gates of distant memory.
But it was and to some still is.
[quote][p][bold]Old Colonial[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BarrHumbug[/bold] wrote: I was trying to think where County Gates roundabout was, then I realised it was the Frizzell roundabout hahaha[/p][/quote]Yes, and no more related to 'Frizzell' than it is to the County Gates of distant memory.[/p][/quote]But it was and to some still is. scrumpyjack
  • Score: 3

3:34pm Tue 20 May 14

suzigirl says...

Telscombe Cliffy wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
Mindvor wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
speedy231278 wrote:
FNS-man wrote:
speedy231278 wrote: Don't worry, all the new cycle lanes will help to stop car accidents and congestion, don't you know!
I am sure that I brought a little bit of joy to the people waiting in the queues by cycling past waving and smiling at them. Of course if those people who could cycle for their journey (most of them) did so, then the people who actually needed to drive (tradesmen, disabled, emergency services etc) would have been able to do so without too much delay.
Wouldn't it have been safer to keep both your hands on the handlebars?
He was probably on his mobile with his other hand!
Coming from someone that should be only too aware of the smugness/joy of filtering through stationary traffic and, equally, the dangers of doing so knowing that an less observant driver could easily ruin your day by pulling out/opening a door at the wrong time, I would have hoped you would know better than to wish this on anyone. The point he makes was a perfectly valid one (about using more sustainable transport where possible/practical) and yet you'd rather have seen him knocked off his two wheels...what a wonderful human you must be - NOT!
I certainly don't filter through traffic on my motorbike waving and smirking at drivers unfortunate enough to be in a tailback. Whether bicycle or motorbike it is best to keep both hands on the handlebars! I would say 75% of drivers pull in to the left when I am filtering (at the proper speed!)and I am grateful to them for doing so. It is just idiots like him that give proper cyclists a bad name.........
There must be a better word than filtering, makes it sound like you're making coffee as you go along on your multiple handlebar bicycle. Worming or 'squeezing through'. would be more apt?
You know nothing! So what is it called when cyclists move through stationary traffic then? Also what is it called when they go through red traffic lights and cycle on the pavements? I think "idiot" is a good word!
[quote][p][bold]Telscombe Cliffy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mindvor[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FNS-man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: Don't worry, all the new cycle lanes will help to stop car accidents and congestion, don't you know![/p][/quote]I am sure that I brought a little bit of joy to the people waiting in the queues by cycling past waving and smiling at them. Of course if those people who could cycle for their journey (most of them) did so, then the people who actually needed to drive (tradesmen, disabled, emergency services etc) would have been able to do so without too much delay.[/p][/quote]Wouldn't it have been safer to keep both your hands on the handlebars?[/p][/quote]He was probably on his mobile with his other hand![/p][/quote]Coming from someone that should be only too aware of the smugness/joy of filtering through stationary traffic and, equally, the dangers of doing so knowing that an less observant driver could easily ruin your day by pulling out/opening a door at the wrong time, I would have hoped you would know better than to wish this on anyone. The point he makes was a perfectly valid one (about using more sustainable transport where possible/practical) and yet you'd rather have seen him knocked off his two wheels...what a wonderful human you must be - NOT![/p][/quote]I certainly don't filter through traffic on my motorbike waving and smirking at drivers unfortunate enough to be in a tailback. Whether bicycle or motorbike it is best to keep both hands on the handlebars! I would say 75% of drivers pull in to the left when I am filtering (at the proper speed!)and I am grateful to them for doing so. It is just idiots like him that give proper cyclists a bad name.........[/p][/quote]There must be a better word than filtering, makes it sound like you're making coffee as you go along on your multiple handlebar bicycle. Worming or 'squeezing through'. would be more apt?[/p][/quote]You know nothing! So what is it called when cyclists move through stationary traffic then? Also what is it called when they go through red traffic lights and cycle on the pavements? I think "idiot" is a good word! suzigirl
  • Score: -6

3:39pm Tue 20 May 14

suzigirl says...

Franks Tank wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
FNS-man wrote:
speedy231278 wrote: Don't worry, all the new cycle lanes will help to stop car accidents and congestion, don't you know!
I am sure that I brought a little bit of joy to the people waiting in the queues by cycling past waving and smiling at them. Of course if those people who could cycle for their journey (most of them) did so, then the people who actually needed to drive (tradesmen, disabled, emergency services etc) would have been able to do so without too much delay.
What an ambassador for cyclists you are - NOT! It is a pity that a motorist did not decide to open his car door as you were passing...........
Do your grand children know you think things like that?
Hopefully you have not bred any little "Franks" but as you probably live alone in a bedsit I would be surprised if you have!
[quote][p][bold]Franks Tank[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FNS-man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: Don't worry, all the new cycle lanes will help to stop car accidents and congestion, don't you know![/p][/quote]I am sure that I brought a little bit of joy to the people waiting in the queues by cycling past waving and smiling at them. Of course if those people who could cycle for their journey (most of them) did so, then the people who actually needed to drive (tradesmen, disabled, emergency services etc) would have been able to do so without too much delay.[/p][/quote]What an ambassador for cyclists you are - NOT! It is a pity that a motorist did not decide to open his car door as you were passing...........[/p][/quote]Do your grand children know you think things like that?[/p][/quote]Hopefully you have not bred any little "Franks" but as you probably live alone in a bedsit I would be surprised if you have! suzigirl
  • Score: -6

3:40pm Tue 20 May 14

scrumpyjack says...

suzigirl wrote:
speedy231278 wrote:
FNS-man wrote:
speedy231278 wrote: Don't worry, all the new cycle lanes will help to stop car accidents and congestion, don't you know!
I am sure that I brought a little bit of joy to the people waiting in the queues by cycling past waving and smiling at them. Of course if those people who could cycle for their journey (most of them) did so, then the people who actually needed to drive (tradesmen, disabled, emergency services etc) would have been able to do so without too much delay.
Wouldn't it have been safer to keep both your hands on the handlebars?
He was probably on his mobile with his other hand!
Or giving you a deserved hand gesture?
[quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FNS-man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: Don't worry, all the new cycle lanes will help to stop car accidents and congestion, don't you know![/p][/quote]I am sure that I brought a little bit of joy to the people waiting in the queues by cycling past waving and smiling at them. Of course if those people who could cycle for their journey (most of them) did so, then the people who actually needed to drive (tradesmen, disabled, emergency services etc) would have been able to do so without too much delay.[/p][/quote]Wouldn't it have been safer to keep both your hands on the handlebars?[/p][/quote]He was probably on his mobile with his other hand![/p][/quote]Or giving you a deserved hand gesture? scrumpyjack
  • Score: 5

3:41pm Tue 20 May 14

Angry_of_Merley says...

to me it will always be known as the Frizzel roundabout, as will the arndale centre, and the arts centre, henry harbin, kemp welch, bla bla bla . . .
to me it will always be known as the Frizzel roundabout, as will the arndale centre, and the arts centre, henry harbin, kemp welch, bla bla bla . . . Angry_of_Merley
  • Score: 3

3:49pm Tue 20 May 14

InkZ says...

suzigirl wrote:
Mindvor wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
speedy231278 wrote:
FNS-man wrote:
speedy231278 wrote: Don't worry, all the new cycle lanes will help to stop car accidents and congestion, don't you know!
I am sure that I brought a little bit of joy to the people waiting in the queues by cycling past waving and smiling at them. Of course if those people who could cycle for their journey (most of them) did so, then the people who actually needed to drive (tradesmen, disabled, emergency services etc) would have been able to do so without too much delay.
Wouldn't it have been safer to keep both your hands on the handlebars?
He was probably on his mobile with his other hand!
Coming from someone that should be only too aware of the smugness/joy of filtering through stationary traffic and, equally, the dangers of doing so knowing that an less observant driver could easily ruin your day by pulling out/opening a door at the wrong time, I would have hoped you would know better than to wish this on anyone. The point he makes was a perfectly valid one (about using more sustainable transport where possible/practical) and yet you'd rather have seen him knocked off his two wheels...what a wonderful human you must be - NOT!
I certainly don't filter through traffic on my motorbike waving and smirking at drivers unfortunate enough to be in a tailback. Whether bicycle or motorbike it is best to keep both hands on the handlebars! I would say 75% of drivers pull in to the left when I am filtering (at the proper speed!)and I am grateful to them for doing so. It is just idiots like him that give proper cyclists a bad name.........
Those 75% that pull to the left, usually pull in to the cycle lane without looking and nearly run me over :(
[quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mindvor[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FNS-man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: Don't worry, all the new cycle lanes will help to stop car accidents and congestion, don't you know![/p][/quote]I am sure that I brought a little bit of joy to the people waiting in the queues by cycling past waving and smiling at them. Of course if those people who could cycle for their journey (most of them) did so, then the people who actually needed to drive (tradesmen, disabled, emergency services etc) would have been able to do so without too much delay.[/p][/quote]Wouldn't it have been safer to keep both your hands on the handlebars?[/p][/quote]He was probably on his mobile with his other hand![/p][/quote]Coming from someone that should be only too aware of the smugness/joy of filtering through stationary traffic and, equally, the dangers of doing so knowing that an less observant driver could easily ruin your day by pulling out/opening a door at the wrong time, I would have hoped you would know better than to wish this on anyone. The point he makes was a perfectly valid one (about using more sustainable transport where possible/practical) and yet you'd rather have seen him knocked off his two wheels...what a wonderful human you must be - NOT![/p][/quote]I certainly don't filter through traffic on my motorbike waving and smirking at drivers unfortunate enough to be in a tailback. Whether bicycle or motorbike it is best to keep both hands on the handlebars! I would say 75% of drivers pull in to the left when I am filtering (at the proper speed!)and I am grateful to them for doing so. It is just idiots like him that give proper cyclists a bad name.........[/p][/quote]Those 75% that pull to the left, usually pull in to the cycle lane without looking and nearly run me over :( InkZ
  • Score: 3

3:49pm Tue 20 May 14

Franks Tank says...

suzigirl wrote:
Franks Tank wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
FNS-man wrote:
speedy231278 wrote: Don't worry, all the new cycle lanes will help to stop car accidents and congestion, don't you know!
I am sure that I brought a little bit of joy to the people waiting in the queues by cycling past waving and smiling at them. Of course if those people who could cycle for their journey (most of them) did so, then the people who actually needed to drive (tradesmen, disabled, emergency services etc) would have been able to do so without too much delay.
What an ambassador for cyclists you are - NOT! It is a pity that a motorist did not decide to open his car door as you were passing...........
Do your grand children know you think things like that?
Hopefully you have not bred any little "Franks" but as you probably live alone in a bedsit I would be surprised if you have!
Go to a mirror and take a long hard look at yourself....
[quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Franks Tank[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FNS-man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: Don't worry, all the new cycle lanes will help to stop car accidents and congestion, don't you know![/p][/quote]I am sure that I brought a little bit of joy to the people waiting in the queues by cycling past waving and smiling at them. Of course if those people who could cycle for their journey (most of them) did so, then the people who actually needed to drive (tradesmen, disabled, emergency services etc) would have been able to do so without too much delay.[/p][/quote]What an ambassador for cyclists you are - NOT! It is a pity that a motorist did not decide to open his car door as you were passing...........[/p][/quote]Do your grand children know you think things like that?[/p][/quote]Hopefully you have not bred any little "Franks" but as you probably live alone in a bedsit I would be surprised if you have![/p][/quote]Go to a mirror and take a long hard look at yourself.... Franks Tank
  • Score: 1

3:52pm Tue 20 May 14

scrumpyjack says...

suzigirl wrote:
Franks Tank wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
FNS-man wrote:
speedy231278 wrote: Don't worry, all the new cycle lanes will help to stop car accidents and congestion, don't you know!
I am sure that I brought a little bit of joy to the people waiting in the queues by cycling past waving and smiling at them. Of course if those people who could cycle for their journey (most of them) did so, then the people who actually needed to drive (tradesmen, disabled, emergency services etc) would have been able to do so without too much delay.
What an ambassador for cyclists you are - NOT! It is a pity that a motorist did not decide to open his car door as you were passing...........
Do your grand children know you think things like that?
Hopefully you have not bred any little "Franks" but as you probably live alone in a bedsit I would be surprised if you have!
I know who I would rather share the road with.
[quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Franks Tank[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FNS-man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: Don't worry, all the new cycle lanes will help to stop car accidents and congestion, don't you know![/p][/quote]I am sure that I brought a little bit of joy to the people waiting in the queues by cycling past waving and smiling at them. Of course if those people who could cycle for their journey (most of them) did so, then the people who actually needed to drive (tradesmen, disabled, emergency services etc) would have been able to do so without too much delay.[/p][/quote]What an ambassador for cyclists you are - NOT! It is a pity that a motorist did not decide to open his car door as you were passing...........[/p][/quote]Do your grand children know you think things like that?[/p][/quote]Hopefully you have not bred any little "Franks" but as you probably live alone in a bedsit I would be surprised if you have![/p][/quote]I know who I would rather share the road with. scrumpyjack
  • Score: 2

3:54pm Tue 20 May 14

speedy231278 says...

spooki wrote:
Sir Beachy Head wrote:
Of the 4 drivers 3 were women. Every single prang mentioned in the echo always has women as the sole cause or featuring heavily as here at 75% involvement.

What can be done to stop them ?
Perhaps we should all be at home, knitting, thinking about kittens and popping out babies?
Although then we'd be claiming benefits instead of driving to work at 7.35am. Is that what you'd prefer? Idiot.
No, we'd prefer you were cooking dinner rather than knitting or thinking about stupid cats! ;-)
[quote][p][bold]spooki[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: Of the 4 drivers 3 were women. Every single prang mentioned in the echo always has women as the sole cause or featuring heavily as here at 75% involvement. What can be done to stop them ?[/p][/quote]Perhaps we should all be at home, knitting, thinking about kittens and popping out babies? Although then we'd be claiming benefits instead of driving to work at 7.35am. Is that what you'd prefer? Idiot.[/p][/quote]No, we'd prefer you were cooking dinner rather than knitting or thinking about stupid cats! ;-) speedy231278
  • Score: -2

3:57pm Tue 20 May 14

speedy231278 says...

trolley wrote:
Ukip ? Scared dangerous idiotic racists. What else is there to say?
How about that being patriotic and partisan is only considered racist in countries run by idiots!
[quote][p][bold]trolley[/bold] wrote: Ukip ? Scared dangerous idiotic racists. What else is there to say?[/p][/quote]How about that being patriotic and partisan is only considered racist in countries run by idiots! speedy231278
  • Score: -3

4:01pm Tue 20 May 14

scrumpyjack says...

InkZ wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
Mindvor wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
speedy231278 wrote:
FNS-man wrote:
speedy231278 wrote: Don't worry, all the new cycle lanes will help to stop car accidents and congestion, don't you know!
I am sure that I brought a little bit of joy to the people waiting in the queues by cycling past waving and smiling at them. Of course if those people who could cycle for their journey (most of them) did so, then the people who actually needed to drive (tradesmen, disabled, emergency services etc) would have been able to do so without too much delay.
Wouldn't it have been safer to keep both your hands on the handlebars?
He was probably on his mobile with his other hand!
Coming from someone that should be only too aware of the smugness/joy of filtering through stationary traffic and, equally, the dangers of doing so knowing that an less observant driver could easily ruin your day by pulling out/opening a door at the wrong time, I would have hoped you would know better than to wish this on anyone. The point he makes was a perfectly valid one (about using more sustainable transport where possible/practical) and yet you'd rather have seen him knocked off his two wheels...what a wonderful human you must be - NOT!
I certainly don't filter through traffic on my motorbike waving and smirking at drivers unfortunate enough to be in a tailback. Whether bicycle or motorbike it is best to keep both hands on the handlebars! I would say 75% of drivers pull in to the left when I am filtering (at the proper speed!)and I am grateful to them for doing so. It is just idiots like him that give proper cyclists a bad name.........
Those 75% that pull to the left, usually pull in to the cycle lane without looking and nearly run me over :(
I am one of the 75% but assure you I do the same for bikes and am mindful not to go across their path! (There is room for all types of road users if they treated each other with the same respect and try a little patience if they can manage it).

My weakness as a driver is not having sufficient patience with slow and dithering drivers - none of us are perfect and 'we' need to remember that before climbing on our own little self righteous soap box.

And in that spirit I got a nice little wave and a mouthed 'thank you' from a somewhat nervous girl on a bike going to Bournemouth Uni this morning all because I stopped to give her her right of way on the roundabout, she knew she was being hesitant and I didn't harass and it was all smiles. See it doesn't take much.
[quote][p][bold]InkZ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mindvor[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FNS-man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: Don't worry, all the new cycle lanes will help to stop car accidents and congestion, don't you know![/p][/quote]I am sure that I brought a little bit of joy to the people waiting in the queues by cycling past waving and smiling at them. Of course if those people who could cycle for their journey (most of them) did so, then the people who actually needed to drive (tradesmen, disabled, emergency services etc) would have been able to do so without too much delay.[/p][/quote]Wouldn't it have been safer to keep both your hands on the handlebars?[/p][/quote]He was probably on his mobile with his other hand![/p][/quote]Coming from someone that should be only too aware of the smugness/joy of filtering through stationary traffic and, equally, the dangers of doing so knowing that an less observant driver could easily ruin your day by pulling out/opening a door at the wrong time, I would have hoped you would know better than to wish this on anyone. The point he makes was a perfectly valid one (about using more sustainable transport where possible/practical) and yet you'd rather have seen him knocked off his two wheels...what a wonderful human you must be - NOT![/p][/quote]I certainly don't filter through traffic on my motorbike waving and smirking at drivers unfortunate enough to be in a tailback. Whether bicycle or motorbike it is best to keep both hands on the handlebars! I would say 75% of drivers pull in to the left when I am filtering (at the proper speed!)and I am grateful to them for doing so. It is just idiots like him that give proper cyclists a bad name.........[/p][/quote]Those 75% that pull to the left, usually pull in to the cycle lane without looking and nearly run me over :([/p][/quote]I am one of the 75% but assure you I do the same for bikes and am mindful not to go across their path! (There is room for all types of road users if they treated each other with the same respect and try a little patience if they can manage it). My weakness as a driver is not having sufficient patience with slow and dithering drivers - none of us are perfect and 'we' need to remember that before climbing on our own little self righteous soap box. And in that spirit I got a nice little wave and a mouthed 'thank you' from a somewhat nervous girl on a bike going to Bournemouth Uni this morning all because I stopped to give her her right of way on the roundabout, she knew she was being hesitant and I didn't harass and it was all smiles. See it doesn't take much. scrumpyjack
  • Score: 7

4:19pm Tue 20 May 14

Mindvor says...

suzigirl wrote:
Mindvor wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
speedy231278 wrote:
FNS-man wrote:
speedy231278 wrote: Don't worry, all the new cycle lanes will help to stop car accidents and congestion, don't you know!
I am sure that I brought a little bit of joy to the people waiting in the queues by cycling past waving and smiling at them. Of course if those people who could cycle for their journey (most of them) did so, then the people who actually needed to drive (tradesmen, disabled, emergency services etc) would have been able to do so without too much delay.
Wouldn't it have been safer to keep both your hands on the handlebars?
He was probably on his mobile with his other hand!
Coming from someone that should be only too aware of the smugness/joy of filtering through stationary traffic and, equally, the dangers of doing so knowing that an less observant driver could easily ruin your day by pulling out/opening a door at the wrong time, I would have hoped you would know better than to wish this on anyone. The point he makes was a perfectly valid one (about using more sustainable transport where possible/practical) and yet you'd rather have seen him knocked off his two wheels...what a wonderful human you must be - NOT!
I certainly don't filter through traffic on my motorbike waving and smirking at drivers unfortunate enough to be in a tailback. Whether bicycle or motorbike it is best to keep both hands on the handlebars! I would say 75% of drivers pull in to the left when I am filtering (at the proper speed!)and I am grateful to them for doing so. It is just idiots like him that give proper cyclists a bad name.........
Did you give the drivers that moved over for you a thankful wave or thumbs up as you passed (left hand and when safe to do so, obviously)? ;)
[quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mindvor[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FNS-man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: Don't worry, all the new cycle lanes will help to stop car accidents and congestion, don't you know![/p][/quote]I am sure that I brought a little bit of joy to the people waiting in the queues by cycling past waving and smiling at them. Of course if those people who could cycle for their journey (most of them) did so, then the people who actually needed to drive (tradesmen, disabled, emergency services etc) would have been able to do so without too much delay.[/p][/quote]Wouldn't it have been safer to keep both your hands on the handlebars?[/p][/quote]He was probably on his mobile with his other hand![/p][/quote]Coming from someone that should be only too aware of the smugness/joy of filtering through stationary traffic and, equally, the dangers of doing so knowing that an less observant driver could easily ruin your day by pulling out/opening a door at the wrong time, I would have hoped you would know better than to wish this on anyone. The point he makes was a perfectly valid one (about using more sustainable transport where possible/practical) and yet you'd rather have seen him knocked off his two wheels...what a wonderful human you must be - NOT![/p][/quote]I certainly don't filter through traffic on my motorbike waving and smirking at drivers unfortunate enough to be in a tailback. Whether bicycle or motorbike it is best to keep both hands on the handlebars! I would say 75% of drivers pull in to the left when I am filtering (at the proper speed!)and I am grateful to them for doing so. It is just idiots like him that give proper cyclists a bad name.........[/p][/quote]Did you give the drivers that moved over for you a thankful wave or thumbs up as you passed (left hand and when safe to do so, obviously)? ;) Mindvor
  • Score: 0

4:40pm Tue 20 May 14

blackdog1 says...

FNS-man wrote:
nightbeat wrote:
So now political extemism has come to peaceful Blandford. After destroying two UKIP posters erected on the main road to Poole at Lower Blandford St Mary, their replacements have been defiled with filthy language scrawled across them. Who is so against UKIP?
Err,

-non-white people who are scared of the racists in the party gaining power
-economists who know the damage withdrawing from the EU would do
-cyclists, whom UKIP want to get rid of
-LGBT people
-scientists and people who can read, who realise that UKIP are anti-science
-people who are not idiots
Wait till Thursday .........then comment!
[quote][p][bold]FNS-man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nightbeat[/bold] wrote: So now political extemism has come to peaceful Blandford. After destroying two UKIP posters erected on the main road to Poole at Lower Blandford St Mary, their replacements have been defiled with filthy language scrawled across them. Who is so against UKIP?[/p][/quote]Err, -non-white people who are scared of the racists in the party gaining power -economists who know the damage withdrawing from the EU would do -cyclists, whom UKIP want to get rid of -LGBT people -scientists and people who can read, who realise that UKIP are anti-science -people who are not idiots[/p][/quote]Wait till Thursday .........then comment! blackdog1
  • Score: -2

4:44pm Tue 20 May 14

retry69 says...

blackdog1 wrote:
FNS-man wrote:
nightbeat wrote:
So now political extemism has come to peaceful Blandford. After destroying two UKIP posters erected on the main road to Poole at Lower Blandford St Mary, their replacements have been defiled with filthy language scrawled across them. Who is so against UKIP?
Err,

-non-white people who are scared of the racists in the party gaining power
-economists who know the damage withdrawing from the EU would do
-cyclists, whom UKIP want to get rid of
-LGBT people
-scientists and people who can read, who realise that UKIP are anti-science
-people who are not idiots
Wait till Thursday .........then comment!
What's happening Thursday then?
[quote][p][bold]blackdog1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FNS-man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nightbeat[/bold] wrote: So now political extemism has come to peaceful Blandford. After destroying two UKIP posters erected on the main road to Poole at Lower Blandford St Mary, their replacements have been defiled with filthy language scrawled across them. Who is so against UKIP?[/p][/quote]Err, -non-white people who are scared of the racists in the party gaining power -economists who know the damage withdrawing from the EU would do -cyclists, whom UKIP want to get rid of -LGBT people -scientists and people who can read, who realise that UKIP are anti-science -people who are not idiots[/p][/quote]Wait till Thursday .........then comment![/p][/quote]What's happening Thursday then? retry69
  • Score: -2

4:46pm Tue 20 May 14

suzigirl says...

Mindvor wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
Mindvor wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
speedy231278 wrote:
FNS-man wrote:
speedy231278 wrote: Don't worry, all the new cycle lanes will help to stop car accidents and congestion, don't you know!
I am sure that I brought a little bit of joy to the people waiting in the queues by cycling past waving and smiling at them. Of course if those people who could cycle for their journey (most of them) did so, then the people who actually needed to drive (tradesmen, disabled, emergency services etc) would have been able to do so without too much delay.
Wouldn't it have been safer to keep both your hands on the handlebars?
He was probably on his mobile with his other hand!
Coming from someone that should be only too aware of the smugness/joy of filtering through stationary traffic and, equally, the dangers of doing so knowing that an less observant driver could easily ruin your day by pulling out/opening a door at the wrong time, I would have hoped you would know better than to wish this on anyone. The point he makes was a perfectly valid one (about using more sustainable transport where possible/practical) and yet you'd rather have seen him knocked off his two wheels...what a wonderful human you must be - NOT!
I certainly don't filter through traffic on my motorbike waving and smirking at drivers unfortunate enough to be in a tailback. Whether bicycle or motorbike it is best to keep both hands on the handlebars! I would say 75% of drivers pull in to the left when I am filtering (at the proper speed!)and I am grateful to them for doing so. It is just idiots like him that give proper cyclists a bad name.........
Did you give the drivers that moved over for you a thankful wave or thumbs up as you passed (left hand and when safe to do so, obviously)? ;)
Just a nod is sufficient!
[quote][p][bold]Mindvor[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mindvor[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FNS-man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: Don't worry, all the new cycle lanes will help to stop car accidents and congestion, don't you know![/p][/quote]I am sure that I brought a little bit of joy to the people waiting in the queues by cycling past waving and smiling at them. Of course if those people who could cycle for their journey (most of them) did so, then the people who actually needed to drive (tradesmen, disabled, emergency services etc) would have been able to do so without too much delay.[/p][/quote]Wouldn't it have been safer to keep both your hands on the handlebars?[/p][/quote]He was probably on his mobile with his other hand![/p][/quote]Coming from someone that should be only too aware of the smugness/joy of filtering through stationary traffic and, equally, the dangers of doing so knowing that an less observant driver could easily ruin your day by pulling out/opening a door at the wrong time, I would have hoped you would know better than to wish this on anyone. The point he makes was a perfectly valid one (about using more sustainable transport where possible/practical) and yet you'd rather have seen him knocked off his two wheels...what a wonderful human you must be - NOT![/p][/quote]I certainly don't filter through traffic on my motorbike waving and smirking at drivers unfortunate enough to be in a tailback. Whether bicycle or motorbike it is best to keep both hands on the handlebars! I would say 75% of drivers pull in to the left when I am filtering (at the proper speed!)and I am grateful to them for doing so. It is just idiots like him that give proper cyclists a bad name.........[/p][/quote]Did you give the drivers that moved over for you a thankful wave or thumbs up as you passed (left hand and when safe to do so, obviously)? ;)[/p][/quote]Just a nod is sufficient! suzigirl
  • Score: 0

4:48pm Tue 20 May 14

suzigirl says...

Franks Tank wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
Franks Tank wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
FNS-man wrote:
speedy231278 wrote: Don't worry, all the new cycle lanes will help to stop car accidents and congestion, don't you know!
I am sure that I brought a little bit of joy to the people waiting in the queues by cycling past waving and smiling at them. Of course if those people who could cycle for their journey (most of them) did so, then the people who actually needed to drive (tradesmen, disabled, emergency services etc) would have been able to do so without too much delay.
What an ambassador for cyclists you are - NOT! It is a pity that a motorist did not decide to open his car door as you were passing...........
Do your grand children know you think things like that?
Hopefully you have not bred any little "Franks" but as you probably live alone in a bedsit I would be surprised if you have!
Go to a mirror and take a long hard look at yourself....
Bet you don't own a mirror mate - you must be able to do your comb over without one now!
[quote][p][bold]Franks Tank[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Franks Tank[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FNS-man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: Don't worry, all the new cycle lanes will help to stop car accidents and congestion, don't you know![/p][/quote]I am sure that I brought a little bit of joy to the people waiting in the queues by cycling past waving and smiling at them. Of course if those people who could cycle for their journey (most of them) did so, then the people who actually needed to drive (tradesmen, disabled, emergency services etc) would have been able to do so without too much delay.[/p][/quote]What an ambassador for cyclists you are - NOT! It is a pity that a motorist did not decide to open his car door as you were passing...........[/p][/quote]Do your grand children know you think things like that?[/p][/quote]Hopefully you have not bred any little "Franks" but as you probably live alone in a bedsit I would be surprised if you have![/p][/quote]Go to a mirror and take a long hard look at yourself....[/p][/quote]Bet you don't own a mirror mate - you must be able to do your comb over without one now! suzigirl
  • Score: -5

4:54pm Tue 20 May 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

speedy231278 wrote:
spooki wrote:
Sir Beachy Head wrote:
Of the 4 drivers 3 were women. Every single prang mentioned in the echo always has women as the sole cause or featuring heavily as here at 75% involvement.

What can be done to stop them ?
Perhaps we should all be at home, knitting, thinking about kittens and popping out babies?
Although then we'd be claiming benefits instead of driving to work at 7.35am. Is that what you'd prefer? Idiot.
No, we'd prefer you were cooking dinner rather than knitting or thinking about stupid cats! ;-)
I expect spooky has just about mastered a meal for 1 microwave meal.
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spooki[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: Of the 4 drivers 3 were women. Every single prang mentioned in the echo always has women as the sole cause or featuring heavily as here at 75% involvement. What can be done to stop them ?[/p][/quote]Perhaps we should all be at home, knitting, thinking about kittens and popping out babies? Although then we'd be claiming benefits instead of driving to work at 7.35am. Is that what you'd prefer? Idiot.[/p][/quote]No, we'd prefer you were cooking dinner rather than knitting or thinking about stupid cats! ;-)[/p][/quote]I expect spooky has just about mastered a meal for 1 microwave meal. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 3

5:12pm Tue 20 May 14

Telscombe Cliffy says...

suzigirl wrote:
Telscombe Cliffy wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
Mindvor wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
speedy231278 wrote:
FNS-man wrote:
speedy231278 wrote: Don't worry, all the new cycle lanes will help to stop car accidents and congestion, don't you know!
I am sure that I brought a little bit of joy to the people waiting in the queues by cycling past waving and smiling at them. Of course if those people who could cycle for their journey (most of them) did so, then the people who actually needed to drive (tradesmen, disabled, emergency services etc) would have been able to do so without too much delay.
Wouldn't it have been safer to keep both your hands on the handlebars?
He was probably on his mobile with his other hand!
Coming from someone that should be only too aware of the smugness/joy of filtering through stationary traffic and, equally, the dangers of doing so knowing that an less observant driver could easily ruin your day by pulling out/opening a door at the wrong time, I would have hoped you would know better than to wish this on anyone. The point he makes was a perfectly valid one (about using more sustainable transport where possible/practical) and yet you'd rather have seen him knocked off his two wheels...what a wonderful human you must be - NOT!
I certainly don't filter through traffic on my motorbike waving and smirking at drivers unfortunate enough to be in a tailback. Whether bicycle or motorbike it is best to keep both hands on the handlebars! I would say 75% of drivers pull in to the left when I am filtering (at the proper speed!)and I am grateful to them for doing so. It is just idiots like him that give proper cyclists a bad name.........
There must be a better word than filtering, makes it sound like you're making coffee as you go along on your multiple handlebar bicycle. Worming or 'squeezing through'. would be more apt?
You know nothing! So what is it called when cyclists move through stationary traffic then? Also what is it called when they go through red traffic lights and cycle on the pavements? I think "idiot" is a good word!
I know it's handlebar not 'handlebars' on a bike. Unless riding a tandem of course.
[quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Telscombe Cliffy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mindvor[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FNS-man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: Don't worry, all the new cycle lanes will help to stop car accidents and congestion, don't you know![/p][/quote]I am sure that I brought a little bit of joy to the people waiting in the queues by cycling past waving and smiling at them. Of course if those people who could cycle for their journey (most of them) did so, then the people who actually needed to drive (tradesmen, disabled, emergency services etc) would have been able to do so without too much delay.[/p][/quote]Wouldn't it have been safer to keep both your hands on the handlebars?[/p][/quote]He was probably on his mobile with his other hand![/p][/quote]Coming from someone that should be only too aware of the smugness/joy of filtering through stationary traffic and, equally, the dangers of doing so knowing that an less observant driver could easily ruin your day by pulling out/opening a door at the wrong time, I would have hoped you would know better than to wish this on anyone. The point he makes was a perfectly valid one (about using more sustainable transport where possible/practical) and yet you'd rather have seen him knocked off his two wheels...what a wonderful human you must be - NOT![/p][/quote]I certainly don't filter through traffic on my motorbike waving and smirking at drivers unfortunate enough to be in a tailback. Whether bicycle or motorbike it is best to keep both hands on the handlebars! I would say 75% of drivers pull in to the left when I am filtering (at the proper speed!)and I am grateful to them for doing so. It is just idiots like him that give proper cyclists a bad name.........[/p][/quote]There must be a better word than filtering, makes it sound like you're making coffee as you go along on your multiple handlebar bicycle. Worming or 'squeezing through'. would be more apt?[/p][/quote]You know nothing! So what is it called when cyclists move through stationary traffic then? Also what is it called when they go through red traffic lights and cycle on the pavements? I think "idiot" is a good word![/p][/quote]I know it's handlebar not 'handlebars' on a bike. Unless riding a tandem of course. Telscombe Cliffy
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6:05pm Tue 20 May 14

Arthur Maureen says...

suzigirl wrote:
Franks Tank wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
Franks Tank wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
FNS-man wrote:
speedy231278 wrote: Don't worry, all the new cycle lanes will help to stop car accidents and congestion, don't you know!
I am sure that I brought a little bit of joy to the people waiting in the queues by cycling past waving and smiling at them. Of course if those people who could cycle for their journey (most of them) did so, then the people who actually needed to drive (tradesmen, disabled, emergency services etc) would have been able to do so without too much delay.
What an ambassador for cyclists you are - NOT! It is a pity that a motorist did not decide to open his car door as you were passing...........
Do your grand children know you think things like that?
Hopefully you have not bred any little "Franks" but as you probably live alone in a bedsit I would be surprised if you have!
Go to a mirror and take a long hard look at yourself....
Bet you don't own a mirror mate - you must be able to do your comb over without one now!
Just seen you putt, putt past on your moped - why the odd leather chaps being warn?? put it away, it's almost teatime eeeuuurgh!!
[quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Franks Tank[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Franks Tank[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FNS-man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: Don't worry, all the new cycle lanes will help to stop car accidents and congestion, don't you know![/p][/quote]I am sure that I brought a little bit of joy to the people waiting in the queues by cycling past waving and smiling at them. Of course if those people who could cycle for their journey (most of them) did so, then the people who actually needed to drive (tradesmen, disabled, emergency services etc) would have been able to do so without too much delay.[/p][/quote]What an ambassador for cyclists you are - NOT! It is a pity that a motorist did not decide to open his car door as you were passing...........[/p][/quote]Do your grand children know you think things like that?[/p][/quote]Hopefully you have not bred any little "Franks" but as you probably live alone in a bedsit I would be surprised if you have![/p][/quote]Go to a mirror and take a long hard look at yourself....[/p][/quote]Bet you don't own a mirror mate - you must be able to do your comb over without one now![/p][/quote]Just seen you putt, putt past on your moped - why the odd leather chaps being warn?? put it away, it's almost teatime eeeuuurgh!! Arthur Maureen
  • Score: 1

6:32pm Tue 20 May 14

retry69 says...

Telscombe Cliffy wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
Telscombe Cliffy wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
Mindvor wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
speedy231278 wrote:
FNS-man wrote:
speedy231278 wrote: Don't worry, all the new cycle lanes will help to stop car accidents and congestion, don't you know!
I am sure that I brought a little bit of joy to the people waiting in the queues by cycling past waving and smiling at them. Of course if those people who could cycle for their journey (most of them) did so, then the people who actually needed to drive (tradesmen, disabled, emergency services etc) would have been able to do so without too much delay.
Wouldn't it have been safer to keep both your hands on the handlebars?
He was probably on his mobile with his other hand!
Coming from someone that should be only too aware of the smugness/joy of filtering through stationary traffic and, equally, the dangers of doing so knowing that an less observant driver could easily ruin your day by pulling out/opening a door at the wrong time, I would have hoped you would know better than to wish this on anyone. The point he makes was a perfectly valid one (about using more sustainable transport where possible/practical) and yet you'd rather have seen him knocked off his two wheels...what a wonderful human you must be - NOT!
I certainly don't filter through traffic on my motorbike waving and smirking at drivers unfortunate enough to be in a tailback. Whether bicycle or motorbike it is best to keep both hands on the handlebars! I would say 75% of drivers pull in to the left when I am filtering (at the proper speed!)and I am grateful to them for doing so. It is just idiots like him that give proper cyclists a bad name.........
There must be a better word than filtering, makes it sound like you're making coffee as you go along on your multiple handlebar bicycle. Worming or 'squeezing through'. would be more apt?
You know nothing! So what is it called when cyclists move through stationary traffic then? Also what is it called when they go through red traffic lights and cycle on the pavements? I think "idiot" is a good word!
I know it's handlebar not 'handlebars' on a bike. Unless riding a tandem of course.
Well Googled !!!
[quote][p][bold]Telscombe Cliffy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Telscombe Cliffy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mindvor[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FNS-man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: Don't worry, all the new cycle lanes will help to stop car accidents and congestion, don't you know![/p][/quote]I am sure that I brought a little bit of joy to the people waiting in the queues by cycling past waving and smiling at them. Of course if those people who could cycle for their journey (most of them) did so, then the people who actually needed to drive (tradesmen, disabled, emergency services etc) would have been able to do so without too much delay.[/p][/quote]Wouldn't it have been safer to keep both your hands on the handlebars?[/p][/quote]He was probably on his mobile with his other hand![/p][/quote]Coming from someone that should be only too aware of the smugness/joy of filtering through stationary traffic and, equally, the dangers of doing so knowing that an less observant driver could easily ruin your day by pulling out/opening a door at the wrong time, I would have hoped you would know better than to wish this on anyone. The point he makes was a perfectly valid one (about using more sustainable transport where possible/practical) and yet you'd rather have seen him knocked off his two wheels...what a wonderful human you must be - NOT![/p][/quote]I certainly don't filter through traffic on my motorbike waving and smirking at drivers unfortunate enough to be in a tailback. Whether bicycle or motorbike it is best to keep both hands on the handlebars! I would say 75% of drivers pull in to the left when I am filtering (at the proper speed!)and I am grateful to them for doing so. It is just idiots like him that give proper cyclists a bad name.........[/p][/quote]There must be a better word than filtering, makes it sound like you're making coffee as you go along on your multiple handlebar bicycle. Worming or 'squeezing through'. would be more apt?[/p][/quote]You know nothing! So what is it called when cyclists move through stationary traffic then? Also what is it called when they go through red traffic lights and cycle on the pavements? I think "idiot" is a good word![/p][/quote]I know it's handlebar not 'handlebars' on a bike. Unless riding a tandem of course.[/p][/quote]Well Googled !!! retry69
  • Score: 0

11:25am Wed 21 May 14

suzigirl says...

Arthur Maureen wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
Franks Tank wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
Franks Tank wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
FNS-man wrote:
speedy231278 wrote: Don't worry, all the new cycle lanes will help to stop car accidents and congestion, don't you know!
I am sure that I brought a little bit of joy to the people waiting in the queues by cycling past waving and smiling at them. Of course if those people who could cycle for their journey (most of them) did so, then the people who actually needed to drive (tradesmen, disabled, emergency services etc) would have been able to do so without too much delay.
What an ambassador for cyclists you are - NOT! It is a pity that a motorist did not decide to open his car door as you were passing...........
Do your grand children know you think things like that?
Hopefully you have not bred any little "Franks" but as you probably live alone in a bedsit I would be surprised if you have!
Go to a mirror and take a long hard look at yourself....
Bet you don't own a mirror mate - you must be able to do your comb over without one now!
Just seen you putt, putt past on your moped - why the odd leather chaps being warn?? put it away, it's almost teatime eeeuuurgh!!
Not me mate I ride sports bikes - do you mean "worn" not "warn"? No dribbling your dinner down your shirt!
[quote][p][bold]Arthur Maureen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Franks Tank[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Franks Tank[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FNS-man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: Don't worry, all the new cycle lanes will help to stop car accidents and congestion, don't you know![/p][/quote]I am sure that I brought a little bit of joy to the people waiting in the queues by cycling past waving and smiling at them. Of course if those people who could cycle for their journey (most of them) did so, then the people who actually needed to drive (tradesmen, disabled, emergency services etc) would have been able to do so without too much delay.[/p][/quote]What an ambassador for cyclists you are - NOT! It is a pity that a motorist did not decide to open his car door as you were passing...........[/p][/quote]Do your grand children know you think things like that?[/p][/quote]Hopefully you have not bred any little "Franks" but as you probably live alone in a bedsit I would be surprised if you have![/p][/quote]Go to a mirror and take a long hard look at yourself....[/p][/quote]Bet you don't own a mirror mate - you must be able to do your comb over without one now![/p][/quote]Just seen you putt, putt past on your moped - why the odd leather chaps being warn?? put it away, it's almost teatime eeeuuurgh!![/p][/quote]Not me mate I ride sports bikes - do you mean "worn" not "warn"? No dribbling your dinner down your shirt! suzigirl
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