Journal - Ride 3, A very eventful (bad) Saturday morning ride

Flying doors, mad overtaking and the casual car-window chatters

 

As the title suggest, it was quite an eventful Saturday morning ride. As per usual, being Saturday, me and Domenic hit some challenging hills (Dwejra, Xlendi etc..). 

Mad Man 1

It all started off pretty well and both of us were happy to be cycling....until of course, 45 minutes into the ride when I almost got side swiped by an obviously blind or arrogant being as he flung open his car door without a care in the world. *Slow Clap* to him!

Mad Man 2

5 Minutes later... We were behind a car which for some unforeseen reason, decided to come to a complete stop...

Why you ask?

Well..what would you do if you saw your friend coming in the opposite direction?! That's right...YOU STOP DEAD CENTRE ON A NARROW AND HILLY ROAD WHILST CONVERSING WITH YOUR LIKE-MINDED PAL! Cause why on earth would you pull to the side?!?! That's ludicrous beyond measure!

Mad Man 3

And then there's another type of genius in this island (and probably around the world also)... To those who have ever drove ANY type of vehicle, I'm sure you're aware that overtaking INSIDE a roundabout is rather insane right?

Well...not for this fella! Why would he want to waste 3 seconds to wait for a pesky cyclist to clear the roundabout?! This ignoramus decided to overtake me whilst I was entering the roundabout and he also had the audacity to be driving with one hand, eating with the other hand and at the same time, overtaking an extremely vulnerable cyclist! THIS GUY HAS GOT SOME SERIOUS TALENT! Oh...need I mention that he didn't use an indicator? 

Too much ranting!


 

 

Today's Ride on Strava (Cycling App)



 

Highlights of Today's Ride

  • FUN HILLS!
  • Coffee Break
  • The sun!
  • Not a solo cycle
  • Weather was fine too

 

Drawbacks of Today's Ride

  • Damn wind...again..
  • Flying doors
  • Window-chatter
  • Mad overtaker
  • some more crazy motorists....

 

Name & Shame

Gah...forgot their number plates..


 

Pic of the Day

 Before anyone starts to shout behind their monitors "BIL MOBILE U BIR ROTA! MIGNUN, JEJDU ALINAAA"....Domenic's breaking the law! (We were on a safe and empty road...cool your horses)

Before anyone starts to shout behind their monitors "BIL MOBILE U BIR ROTA! MIGNUN, JEJDU ALINAAA"....Domenic's breaking the law! (We were on a safe and empty road...cool your horses)



 

The End


Cycle on!

M