The scooter muppets are the worst… I slowed whilst filtering this am and was promptly overtaken by some twist and go lawnmower.
He didn’t seem to appreciate that my progress was delibrately slow for a good reason, namely that there was a gap in the traffic queue. Which strangely enough was about to be filled by a car coming through the traffic from a turning to the left of the queue.
They came nose to nose… doubt he learned anything from it…
I blame the full moon…everyone’s lost the plot :exclamationmark:
Anyone know where I can get a sticker with ‘back off you’re riding too close’?- had various scooters do this to me over the past few days(yes Benelli I’m afraid they ALL were scooters though I know bikes do this too). Funny thing is when I move over to let them go past 9 times out of ten they just tuck in behind me- are they slipstreaming to save fuel or something?..ggrrr. It should really be drilled into newer riders at CBT about leaving a safe gap to the vehicle ahead and not riding in the blind spot- at the very least it is very off-putting.
i ride a scooter and a gixer and i have to honest i prefur the scooter for nipping around town any day of the week, suspension is very firm on the gixer and the seat alot more uncomfortable too. it feels wired jumping from the bike to he ped but you get used to it.
scooters…some are ok, best way is to come up behind them, not too close and just blip the throttle, V-twin engine with a loud pipe and no baffles often gets them to move over, if they dont (when its safe…) i just go round them…saying that i go round everyone.
sometimes i LOVE riding in london, its fun and a challenge! keeps your obs skills well up…sometimnes tho when im not in the mood i hate it!!