It was going to happen. The signs were all there. Today on the way into work a student just walked straight into the bike lane and despite frantic ‘Ping Ping Pinging’, locking up both wheels and getting a bit sideways, I ploughed into the unfortunate pedestrian and used them to finally stop. Quite what they felt about being almost mowed down by a Roadrat I don’t know and to be honest I don’t really care. I’d look over my shoulder to see what was coming up behind me…

Having almost been ejected over the bars, I wasn’t in quite the right frame of mind to have been completely civil and cool, calm and polite. Some expletives may have crept in as I pointed out that he was walking in the bike lane (pointing to great big painted symbols) and that the pedestrian footpath was right next to it. You know, the one with all the people on… many of whom were having a good gawp. Still, he was lucky he didn’t receive the full impact as I’d scrubbed off a lot of speed. Bet he’ll have a dead leg tomorrow though. The cock.

Author: Cris Bloomfield

Usually mountain biking in the North.

3 thoughts on “Kapow!”

  1. Bloody idiot. Someone randomly walked into the road in front of me on the way home earlier. I was riding on the tops and had absolutely no intention of going for the brakes. Luckily for him he carried on walking across the road (forcing a car to brake) otherwise he’d have been hit by 14st + bike.


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