Friday, March 16, 2007
On the subject of 'I can make it' I nearly hit someone yesterday, on my bike that is, not with a fist or anything.
I was speeding around waterloo roundabout, at least I think that's what it's called, the one with the big cinema thingy in the middle... Anyway, flying around there, you have to pick up a bit of speed to keep pace with all the cars tearing around it, then you drop down into a smaller road with a pedestrian crossing.
Now... I look down and see lots of people crossing, it's a green light for me though, so I brake a little and start honking my horn, most people clear at this point, except for the brainless prick with the ipod, he just carries on sauntering across...
At this point I try and brake, but feel my back wheel slide, so I decide to go around him at the risk of scaring the shit out of him. Hey! It's better than me hurting myself.
Then he sees me.
And he does that scared 'where the fuck should I go' shuffle, forwards (yes!) then backwards (no!) and then thankfully forward again.
I ride around him, call him a fucking pillock and he gives me a paddington bear stare.
I'd just like to point out that YOU were in the wrong, I did everything I could, fucking look before you leap.