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40 minutes ago, Runningman said:

Please discuss the title.

As a cyclist for 60 years and one who always tries to make myself visible, this trend don't half annoy me !!

Especially the moron around here who doesn't have any lights either, and so insists on using the pavement when he can!

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As a regular plodding commuter cyclist kitted out with lights and hi-viz, I've often noticed this phenomenon, and quite puzzled by it all. They seem to be what I call the  'Proper Cyclist' types. The really fit ones who are out at weekends, riding 4 abreast on their £5k bikes in all the lycra etc. They can also be seen at rush hour, weaving at high speed through the standing traffic, no lights and all in black usually.  I suppose they must know what they're doing though, never seem to see any of em coming a cropper.

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28 minutes ago, Magneteer said:

As a regular plodding commuter cyclist kitted out with lights and hi-viz, I've often noticed this phenomenon, and quite puzzled by it all. They seem to be what I call the  'Proper Cyclist' types. The really fit ones who are out at weekends, riding 4 abreast on their £5k bikes in all the lycra etc. They can also be seen at rush hour, weaving at high speed through the standing traffic, no lights and all in black usually.  I suppose they must know what they're doing though, never seem to see any of em coming a cropper.

I commute pretty much daily by bike and have yet to see all these black clad cyclists with no lights weaving through traffic. 

 

I never see them out riding 4 abreast either, and I'm out most every weekend in the Peaks.

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11 hours ago, Bargepole23 said:

I commute pretty much daily by bike and have yet to see all these black clad cyclists with no lights weaving through traffic. 

 

I never see them out riding 4 abreast either, and I'm out most every weekend in the Peaks.

Same here, just another cycling exaggeration from non cycling air polluting wildlife killing car driver.

by the way I also drive to

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