As we were walking to school this morning we saw a motorist run over a cat. The motorist didn't stop and the cat was screaming in agony in the middle of the road. We gently picked her up and went door-knocking to find the owner. She was badly injured but still alive. A cyclist also… Continue reading Motorist hits cat and doesn’t stop
Goodbye goody two-shoes
Yesterday I did everything in my power to kill myself accidentally. It's fortunate I survived because today is my birthday and I'm now the meaning of life, 42. I'm a bit of a goody two-shoes but this is only because I don't like getting into trouble. This makes it doubly painful when I do the… Continue reading Goodbye goody two-shoes
Never put cyclists between parked cars and traffic
I was nearly doored this morning by a motorist opening her car door on us as I cycled passed. Fortunately I always take a wide berth around parked cars - for this very reason - and as it was the door missed the three of us by mere centimetres. It was a mother dropping her children… Continue reading Never put cyclists between parked cars and traffic
Why do some people hate cyclists?
After being the recipient of some verbal abuse recently I got to thinking about what it is that aggravates some people by the sight of cyclists. Why do people have such a passionate dislike of cyclists? To be clear, the cyclist-hating types are a minority and on the whole my experience of motorists here in Aberdeen lifts my… Continue reading Why do some people hate cyclists?