Abuse!

36 messages
16/06/2009 at 23:16
Whilst out for a run yesterday evening, and got the usual "Run! Forest Run!", never fails to make me smile. Does anyone else get anything more original?
16/06/2009 at 23:33
Usually someone smoking outside a pub shouting go on son. Also the usual chav hanging out of a corsa when I'm on the bike. But they always forget that on on a bike you're pretty quick and you catch them up at the next lights.

I caught one group once and while they were queing I cycled down the side of the car and shouted back at the inside of his car. The boy jumped from one side of his car to the other and I laughed off down the road. It was just to make him jump not to scare him.
16/06/2009 at 23:33
A favourite one round here when you're on your bike is "your wheels are going round and round and round" Not sure that it really is as clever as they seem to think it is or perhaps I'm missing something! Reply is "did you know your mouth was opening and closing and noise was coming out"
16/06/2009 at 23:50
Your all pretty nuts to answer back to cars?? I may give a gesture if i am not in the wrong.

My mate had someone one a bike knock his mirror and then give a gesture..... so when he started moving again he ran them over. So i aways bear that in mind when shouting at cars. He got a years ban and his answer is if it happened again he wouldn't stop after running em down. He was kind enough to call an ambulance after all.


You can rest when you're dead.
16/06/2009 at 23:50
Remind me not to cycle near you!
17/06/2009 at 00:06
I only ever do it when there's a big queue or I write an email the the company if it's a van/lorry informing there transport manager to give there drivers some training.

There are some lunatics on the road I'm always pretty careful who I have a word with. Usually I give them the use your eyes sign.
17/06/2009 at 00:06
I only really reply to pedestrians - too scared of what car drivers might do having been run off the road, spat at and had stuff thrown at me just for being there.

I did have a friend who had a muffin thrown at her out of a car window though
17/06/2009 at 00:23
luckily most of my riding is done at the same time day in day out. I could probably tell you the reg numbers of most of them! Its like groundhog day.

You can rest when you're dead.
17/06/2009 at 02:03
I once had a lovelly Swindon chavette shout "hey you - the one with no muscles". Usually i just have a little grin and crack on. But i have to admit, that one stung a bit!
17/06/2009 at 02:53
On a course in Bradford recently. Running round a park where white people were the minority (not a racist comment - just a fact) and got spat at by a scary looking fellow who then bared his teeth at me on the next lap. Had he known I am in the military I suspect he may not have been so friendly. [:D][:D]

Chris J
17/06/2009 at 04:00


Twice I've been attacked by a dog on my local beach! (drew blood twice)

and I get chased by two giant poodles on a monthly basis ( I hate them!)

Got told I had 'a nice tight arse' once while running past a local pub in a wet-suit. I felt violated.

Gotta keep a sense of humor in this triathlon game!



17/06/2009 at 04:00
I've had a few nightmares - I've had glass bottles thrown at me whilst on the bike by drunks outside a pub - I've been attacked by swans whilst running on the outskirts of Manchester City Centre, it literally took flight after me, Usain Bolt would'nt have been able to catch me although i doubt he'd have been screamin like a little school girl like me!!! - Another occasion on the bike after shouting at a car that had just nearly ploughed me down at a roundabout, the aforementioned car slammed its brakes on and then attempted to reverse into me only missing me because i had my wits about me.

Apart from these incidents i get the usual "C'mon lad" from local scallies and i'm the bemused looks from others like they've never seen someone out running or on a bike before!!

Its the beauty of training around Manchester/Salford/Ancoats/Cheetham Hill - Long runs/Bike rides are always the order of the day just to get as far away from this hell hole as possible if just for a couple of hours!!!

31/01Toughguy2h 20m 30s
07/03Barca Marathon3h 13m 46s
28/03Cheshire Cat100m7h 2m 20s
29/05Beaver Middle 5h 16m 0s
27/06Ironman-France 12h 27m 20s
17/07Brit Aquathlon 35m 30s
04/09NW Sprint 1h 6m 2s
18/09Tatton Park Sprint 1h 9m 37s
03/10Loch Ness Marathon
17/06/2009 at 04:16
I've had the usual rounds of "run forest run", chavs making to jump shouting into the road in front of me (as happened this morinig) etc. even had a reasonably serious case of road rage where some guy swerved his car sideways to try and ram me off my bike etc. but this weekend I was up in Scotland and had an entirely different experience.

I was supposed to be visiting my sister in Edinburgh but I took the opportunity to go for a long ride to work on my hill legs, I ended up dong the route of the Southern Upland Sportive, a beautiful ~170k ride south of Glasgow. Anyway at about 90k you hit a big 20% climb and as I crawled up at near walking pace I encountered a friendly farmer complete with collie who strolled alongside me for a way trying to engage me in conversation...

I caught snippets of "Looks like hard work that!", "its an awful long way to the top","won't you be fit then?" and "lovely view though" before muttering something about how it was bloody hard work and that I wished I could have some of that fitness now! As I left him behind me he called good luck before going back to whistling at his dog who by now had raced ahead and was gathering the sheep.

It definitely made me smile as it made a pleasant change from the usual obscenities, and he was right... the view from the top was stunning!

17/06/2009 at 04:50
Brilliant responses. Bit naughty but I have my MP3 music on so I dont have to hear any abuse that I am getting from anyone. However I probably give myself more abuse at the moment getting use to clip ons. Only fell off my bike twice today and I I tell you my pride was more than dented. Just glad no one seen me lol. Would not mind but it was at the end of the ride and I forgot I was clipped in lol Dont ask.

If at first you dont succeed tri, tri again
17/06/2009 at 05:23
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Got told I had 'a nice tight arse' once while running past a local pub in a wet-suit. I felt violated.


pls tell me this pub was near a beach or pool??? otherwise i'm slightly bemused as to why you were running past it in your wetsuit??

OTD...obessive triathlon disorder
17/06/2009 at 05:23
I had a cracker about a month ago..... (You have to understand I deal with chav twats on a daily basis and I had my fill this evening).... was cycling over Epsom Downs, and a battered Corsa pulled up next to me when I was spinning up a nice hill. 2 chav youths in the car being complete cocks, swearing and abusive to me.

Water of a ducks back usually but then they started on about the wife..... so I stopped, they stopped and turned off ignition, I unclipped and walked over to the drivers door staddling my bike with one foot still clipped in.

He was being SO rude, so I simply told him to behave himself and then pointed at an imaginary police car - he turned to look out of the passenger window - I then leant in and took his keys and rode off back down the hill - the look on their faces told a thousand words.

I tossed the keys in a bush about a mile away and went the long way home. LOL

PS - if you do this make sure you

a) have an escape route that is faster than they can run

b) You are in ther right gear

c) they don't get a hold of you

d) Laugh out loud and point at them as you ride away.



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17/06/2009 at 05:40
legend!!! ^^^^^



You can rest when you're dead.
17/06/2009 at 05:40
willieverfinish wrote:

PS - if you do this make sure you

a) have an escape route that is faster than they can run

b) You are in ther right gear

c) they don't get a hold of you

d) Laugh out loud and point at them as you ride away.




e) Don't cycle on that route again for a long, long, time. [:D]

Genius!

Is it wrong that Lycra makes me feel this way?
md6
17/06/2009 at 05:40
I once had a local chav pretend to punch me and shouted 'aaaagh' as i ran past on him and his girlfriend a narrow part of the Thames path. unfortunately he actually hit me on the side of my head. I got some good speed work in for the 5 seconds it took me to catch him and give him a little 'attitude adjustment' in response.

I've also had the comments from cars and someone who thought it was funny to knock on my helmet (oh) at traffic lights, to ask directions, although i actually thought that was quite funny.

Run hard, run fast, don't die...

17/06/2009 at 05:56
I then leant in and took his keys and rode off back down the hill - the look on their faces told a thousand words.

I tossed the keys in a bush about a mile away and went the long way home. LOL


absolute classic!

You can almost see their faces now - fuming!!!

All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.