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Old 02-19-09, 06:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Catrike UK
So there I am on a nice piece of road, great surface, slight downhill doing 35 mph according to the GPS when a guy in a BMW passes me, setting off a speed scamera, he brakes luckily not pulling in, I continue, I make a couple of turns and pull up at the pub, get off, lock the trike and head inside to meet some friends.

I'm just taking my first sip of guiness when this red faced chap shouts "who's is that funny bike outside", everyone knows me so they all look at me while the barman says "it's a trike mate", so the guy comes over and says "you owe me 60".

I look at him and go back to the dark stuff, obviously a nutter, thinks I.

He then explains that he was the BMW driver and if I was not going so fast he would not have had to speed to pass me, hence he would not have been caught by the camera, priceless, the barman banned him.

I broke the law to pass you, a cyclist, therefore you're guilty and should pay for it.
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I couldn't stop from laughing. He got banned from the bar, so priceless!
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