Tag Archives: bad driving

Why when it rains?

I’ve long ago noticed that the general standard of road use falls when it rains. This was all filmed on last night’s ride home from Walsall. The white courier type van at the beginning was marked ‘Internal Mail Only’, and … Continue reading

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What the hell?

Scenes from a cycling life, part 937b. I feature this here because it’s still making me scratch my head. Friday, 27th January 2012. Spring Cottage junction in Shelfield. I’m turning right, and the wagon coming the other way is turning … Continue reading

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Please take care when pulling out, eh?

Thought I’d share this one – not as dangerous as it looks, but an act of remarkable stupidity. The Station Street/Walsall Road Junction, on the Darlaston/Pleck Border at James Bridge, 5:45pm, Tuesday 10th January 2011. I had suspected the driver … Continue reading

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Cycling at night: take care folks…

James Bridge, bottom of Bentley Mill Way on Friday night last. Watch out for the red car pulling out on the left. I was carrying a lot of weight and acceleration was challenging. Clearly, a huge, bright front light and … Continue reading

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Back on the road again

I just thought I’d say thanks to all the people who supported me yesterday when I posted video of me being badly cut up by a bad driver at the Bridgman Street junction with the new Ring Road in Wallsall … Continue reading

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West Midlands Police: do as we say, not as we do

I was going to just post this on my 365daysofbiking mini-blog, but this deserves a wide exposure, as I’ m sure there’s a perfectly innocent explanation. Perhaps readers or indeed, the local police can explain this to me. It was … Continue reading

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Manners…

Blake Street/Little Aston Lane lights yesterday evening at about 5:50pm. How not to turn right – a fine display of patience and graceful road use. Not dangerous, I could hear and see what they were doing, but it still causes … Continue reading

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Calm in traffic

Leaving Walsall Town Centre, about 5:00pm 28th March 2011. Note that right turns at the junction of Lichfield Street and Hatherton road are prohibited for ordinary vehicles. Red lights, bus lanes and give way lines seem to count for nothing … Continue reading

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Go on, surprise me…

One short, late afternoon ride. Plenty of awful driving. Two in particular stood out… Don’t worry, I’ll just engage my psychic powers… who needs indicators, anyway? I guess you must be late for your dickhead convention or something.

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On two wheels

I’m currently experimenting with a bike-mounted video camera. Initial results have been better than expected. I’m not aiming to share endless boring ride clips (which are a frankly as tedious as hell, like somebody else’s holiday snaps), but hopefully capture … Continue reading

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Respect their authority?

This is an interesting one. In response to my previous post ‘Cycling coppers: West Midlands Police reply (eventually…)‘ reader [John] posed the following question: From: John                   March 10, 2010 at 8:35 … Continue reading

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