Friday, 24 June 2016

Filtering

I had to do a run around the North Circular from Bounds Green junction to Hanger Lane. Early morning, Monday morning run and on the first day back for the schools. 
Unfortunately, some road works and traffic light sequence changes caused a major gridlock. Please explain to me why they hadn't done the works during half-term.
The normal 30-minute journey took nearly an hour and I was on a bike. I was carrying boxes for donor breast milk and had my panniers fitted which meant I was not as manoeuvrable as normal. God knows how long the car drivers were stuck on the road. I rode the same road 90 minutes later and it was empty.
My GoPro Hero 3 recorded the journey as I wove my way through the traffic. So as not to bore you I have speeded up the film 8-fold. I don't normally ride through traffic this fast.
Enjoy.


Sunday, 20 March 2016

Mini-roundabouts

Mini-Roundabouts
Mini roundabouts are odd things. Many drivers treat them as a continuing road with a bump in, like the driver in this video.
Even though I was on the roundabout while his van was still 20 feet from the hatched line that marks the roundabout, he thought he still had right of way. None of this give way to vehicles already on the roundabout.


He even speeds up and swerves so he is driving straight at me across the bump. He sounds his horn, not as a warning but as a chastisement.
So if you see this Blue van, registration R008 CEF I would recommend you avoid him, He is an idiot and needs to retake his test.

Thursday, 24 December 2015

When will drivers understand that even when the traffic is moving slowly, or has stopped temporarily, they are still driving the vehicle?
Slow moving traffic on the North Circular approaching the A1 junction. I noticed the vehicle breaking oddly and for no reason; it was obvious the driver was distracted.
I knocked on the window to attract her attention.
Her reaction was a usual one. I'm not moving so it is OK. She had been moving and was on the phone.


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Registration WF59 FPU


Tuesday, 1 September 2015

I was on my way home from a milk run; picking up donor breast milk and delivering to The Queen Charlotte and Chelsea hospital Milk Bank.
Usually, the trip is without incident. However, it can get exciting and interesting for all sorts of reasons. Today I filtered to the front of a blockage to find a chap in the middle of the three carriageways struggling with a dog.
The cars and lorries drivers were just sitting there watching; I parked the bike and approached the man. He was holding the dog on the ground and the dog had a really strong grip on the man's hand; there was blood all over.
As I was wearing gloves, I grabbed the dog's jaws and prised them apart so the man could release his hand. More blood.
In the end, I used one of the straps on my bike to secure the dogs mouth so we could get the dog safely to the man's house.
The gloves went straight into the bin.
Good deed for the day done

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I have reported the incident to the police.
Sorry for the poor quality caused by the restrictions of Blogger







Tuesday, 3 March 2015

DA59 CDF Texting whilst driving

Another idiot who thinks the car drives itself.
When I requested she Put The Device Down and Then Drive I was ignored and got abuse.



Keep an eye out for a Black VW DA59 CDF in the North London area.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Found another idiot who thought the rule about using mobile phones didn't apply to him; meet BMW driver LB53 AMK.
However, where there is one bad driver there could well be a second. The driver of the Ford car EA12 LBU isn't too good at lane disciple.