I agree, Put it on youtube, stick an advert on it and make some cash !
( it may well pay for you camera )
ps. what video camera are you using ? I want one for my commute to work, just in case....
What do you do in this situation ?
Firstly check the condition of my bike. Secondly make sure I'm okay. Thirdly make sure zombie is not in the way then ride off. Fourthly and most importantly ride carefully through the wet patch.
Like others I too am getting fed up of inconsiderate pedestrians. Pirie Street is a joke they just stand/walk/talk on phones wherever they like but mainly in the bike lanes.
I'm currently ploughing all my super into hearing aid technology companies. The current generation is going to be profoundly deaf and in need of hearing aids by the time they reach 30.
Martin, do not know if you are joking but you got a laugh from me.
I once had a kid run out from behind a parked car, right in front of me
OK, here we go:
The rider is clearly the dumb-arse.
Slow down, use your brakes. It is really basic. It is what cyclists on roads wish drivers would do.
You rang your bell and they correctly stepped aside to let you pass. But you didn't give them a chance. It was a freaking lame effort. Ring the bell way in advance and judge whether they have heard you.
And if they still don't respond, YELL.
I'm inclined to say ring your bell and if the pedestrian doesn't respond by looking back then ride past at walking pace. Peds have right of way on shared paths and have every right to walk and listen to an iPod (or be deaf) if they choose.
Peter the guy admits he did not even know the cyclist was there so they were not stepping aside to let him pass. He deviated at right angles and did not even look so there is an element of dumb-arseness on his part as well. He would have taken out a jogger just as effectively.
Wow, that took me quite by surprise. I don't ever expect any pedestrian to behave as I think they will so it's half speed for me when passing. It's not like you were overtaking on the left or anything wrong..
Im going to go back to a Honka Hoota.