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17 January 2013 @ 07:51 pm
Motorists, a tip!  
If you are going up a hill, and a short woman who will be 46 at the end of the month overtakes you, and she is on a bicycle with an over-tight rear brake and you are in a car, YOU ARE GOING TOO SLOW!

And if you're from Victoria and were driving around Newtown this morning and are still wondering why that bicycle lady was so cross, it's because you killed all my speed on the downhill and then sat right in my way on the up!

Honestly! I'm reasonably fit, but in nothing like competitive condition, so if I am easily riding past your car while going up a reasonably steep hill, surely you need to be asking yourself what the hell you're up to. I even gave her the benefit of the doubt for the first half mile and assumed she must be looking for a park … We parted way at City Rd, I shudder to think what Sydney motorists said to her.

In other news, there is a chap from the NRA on the 7.30 Report tonight. I think he might be Satan. Oh, and now here's William Hague …
Hueyphoenixacid on January 17th, 2013 10:32 am (UTC)
LOL!!! If you're driving a car and any non-motorised vehicle overtakes you, you're going way too slow!
Welcome to Ant Countryant_queen on January 17th, 2013 11:50 am (UTC)
Victorian drivers are bloody slow. I'm constantly boggling at everyone doing 10-20kmph under the speed limit on open freeways. I know they have the whole hidden speed camera thing* but do they have to go that slow? I'm just asking to achieve the maximum legal speed and the when I do I seem to be whizzing past everyone else.

*compared to NSW where they give you three warnings that you're about to pass a fixed speed camera (there's a speed camera coming up, there's a speed camera coming up really soon, this is the speed camera right here). Even mobile speed cameras have a little sign out on the road as you approach saying "speed camera in use". Doesn't seem to stop people getting booked though, which I think just indicates a lot of NSW drivers are both speed demons and stupid, which is not a good combo.
Nennenenne on January 17th, 2013 02:51 pm (UTC)
You made me laugh. I can picture this so vividly. :)
mrsquizzicalmrsquizzical on January 18th, 2013 10:22 pm (UTC)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on January 19th, 2013 04:38 am (UTC)
It was so cranky making! I almost never tell cars to go faster!
Jaeenchanted_jae on January 19th, 2013 03:36 am (UTC)
Maybe you are WONDER WOMAN on a bicycle!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on January 19th, 2013 04:37 am (UTC)
Look, I'm rather good, but not as good as an internal combustion engine ;-) If she'd been on a bike, it would have been fine and I would have just been competing merrily!