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Angry Cyclist.

Discussion in 'Stafford Chat' started by macabremagpie, Mar 1, 2015.

  1. Glam

    Glam Mad Cat Woman

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    I had 3 cats at the time that was initiated.
     
  2. littleme

    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    Maybe a little research before blindly posting wouldn't go amiss...
     
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  3. k_p_abbott

    k_p_abbott A few posts under my belt

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    I'm glad to see you're selective with your outrage towards humour and mental health!
     
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    Mikinton Well-Known Forumite

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  5. k_p_abbott

    k_p_abbott A few posts under my belt

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    I've taken down the video and removed the surname of said person. The title of the video doesn't reflect well given the information posted on here, but hindsight is a wonderful thing!

    We all make mistakes, but I standby my reaction given the circumstances at the time!
     
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    I feel a bit for k p Abbott here. Regardless of this cyclists known issues everyone does have the right to feel safe from his intimidating behaviour. Just because his condition is known doesn't make his behaviour acceptable. Why should people have to tolerate being threatened and scared out of their wits by him? People have right to feel safe and drivers have the right to not have crazy kamikaze cyclist coming at them.
     
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  7. k_p_abbott

    k_p_abbott A few posts under my belt

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  8. Mikinton

    Mikinton Well-Known Forumite

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    Thanks for posting the video, KP, even if only briefly.

    I've never come across this character, but now have a better idea of what to look out for (and avoid).
     
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  9. k_p_abbott

    k_p_abbott A few posts under my belt

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    Just to show you i'm not all bad... this is the conversation i had on Strava with the concerned lady after she saw him veer across the road to chase after me:

    Hi xxx. Did I see you get followed by someone earlier? Wondering if you wouldn’t mind telling me who he is - looks like he had a nice bike for someone without a helmet or anything! Would like to be vigilant. Cheers

    I live in <Redacted>, and the person in question lives on Parkside. He's basically a nuisance to motorists by threatening them, riding erratically and generally being aggressive. A month or so ago he waited for me on the A34 / Beaconside roundabout and this happened: <Redacted> His name is Steve and is well known to the police!

    Thanks for that. I thought he might have been following you for your bike and while mine isn’t worth much I thought I’d like to know who he is in case of confrontation! I’ll keep my eyes peeled. The way he cut across the carriageway in front of cars was really quite concerning!
     
  10. littleme

    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    So now you think telling people where he lives is acceptable....?
     
  11. Mikinton

    Mikinton Well-Known Forumite

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    I'll be extra vigilant when I'm driving around (or more likely past) Parkside.

    (Post lockdown, of course ;) )
     
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  12. k_p_abbott

    k_p_abbott A few posts under my belt

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    Seriously... what do you actually think people can do with what I've posted.

    Get off your high-horse!

    Is it acceptable that i should feel anxious everytime I go out to ride given the proximity of my address to where he lives? Is it acceptable that i had to ride around for another 5 minutes for fear that he might spot me and follow me home?
     
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    Everyone already knows his rough location due to his abusive and unprovoked behaviour towards innocent members of the public I have symphony to the poster at best it's unpleasant being on the recieving end of his abuse at worst pretty dam scary. Luckily I've never seen him attack anybody physically but if that video was your first encounter I wouldn't blame anybody for bring scared.
     
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    Dont feel intimidated by the self proclaimed forum police , admin has the sole right to say what is acceptable on here , no one else... even more so if they haven't the guts to tell you to your face directly.
    I've seen quite a few similar posts from new members being made and then being ripped apart by a certain cliche on here.
    I'm sure admin will let you know if theres an issue , until then crack on ;)
     
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    Am I missing something here. I’ve only watched the video once (&without sound). Aren’t those broken white lines the rider taking the video rides over “give way” lines meaning the rider already approaching from the right has right of way.
    Don’t you just love these GoPro folks that feel the absolute need to put everything onto YouTube?


    Admin edit: Removed real name. Do that again and you're banned.
     
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    I take it that you aren't a fan iether then :P
     
  18. k_p_abbott

    k_p_abbott A few posts under my belt

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    Yes you are missing something... Context!

    If you'd listened and watched the video you'd noticed that he specifically slowed down on the roundabout and waited for me before shouting abuse.

    Is it OK for you to post my full name on here given the abuse I got for doing the same? Clear double standards on here.

    Don't begin to think you know me either. My wife got me a helmet cam because I had far too many close calls for her liking. All videos uploaded are where I have had an incident and used the uploaded incident as evidence to post to the police.

    I really hate judgemental keyboard warriors.
     
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    Yes, I think you are .... though I had to watch it a couple of times to see that the guy was speeding up to engage Mr Abbott. Easy to see who the "aggressor" was.
     
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    I've seen the angry cyclist do U turns in the middle of incoming traffic to chase and abuse cars travelling in the opposite direction.

    Whilst he is abusive I've never seen him attack anyone and I believe he is more of a danger to himself than anyone else.

    My concern would be for his own safety and for those who may be involved in the accident that he will undoubtedly cause at some time in the future.
     
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