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Old 08.04.2011, 12:47
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My whinge

Last week I was riding my Velo to the pharmacy. I had to cross over a path to park my bike, and within 10 seconds of my going into the pharmacy an elderly Swiss man came in and tapped me on the shoulder.

His translated words were..... " did you know your are not allowed to ride a velo on a foot path ?" in a very angry voice, with that he turned round and walked out of the shop ......i was so shocked that he was even bothered to come in the shop to have a dig at me, with that i decided to go outside the shop to save anymore embaresment and shouted to the interfering swiss arxehxxe, why dont you just mind your fxxxxxxx bxxxxxxxx you xxxx.

Now I'm not normally a hot headed Englishman but i think it done the trick .

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Old 08.04.2011, 12:51
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I think it's kind of cute. But in my trade it's expected for oldtimers to take you to the mat any chance they get, and expected that you accept it and move on .
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he he he , no chance with me , i do like to argue back .....lol
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I think it's kind of cute. But in my trade it's expected for oldtimers to take you to the mat any chance they get, and expected that you accept it and move on .
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. " did you know your are not allowed to ride a velo on a foot path ?"
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Old 08.04.2011, 14:20
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Re: My whinge

hmmm thats it , i crossed the path not rode on it :-)

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Now I'm not normally a hot headed Englishman but i think it done the trick .

I think you both need a good smack over the head.
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Old 08.04.2011, 14:27
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charming ...... i did nothing wrong , just defend my right to cross a path ...granted i was sitting on the seat and feet on the peddles moving forwards at about 3kmh .lol
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If he's anything like me he's probably pig sick of dodging cyclists on the pathway; you were probably the straw that broke the camel's back and he just blew his stack so I wouldn't take it personally.
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he he he , no chance with me , i do like to argue back .....lol
Do you argue back even when you are wrong?
You're not allowed to ride your bike on the foot path.
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Last week I was riding my Velo to the pharmacy. I had to cross over a path to park my bike, and within 10 seconds of my going into the pharmacy an elderly Swiss man came in and tapped me on the shoulder.

His translated words were..... " did you know your are not allowed to ride a velo on a foot path ?" in a very angry voice, with that he turned round and walked out of the shop ......i was so shocked that he was even bothered to come in the shop to have a dig at me, with that i decided to go outside the shop to save anymore embaresment and shouted to the interfering swiss arxehxxe, why dont you just mind your fxxxxxxx bxxxxxxxx you xxxx.

Now I'm not normally a hot headed Englishman but i think it done the trick .

Kids these days. He probably thought that you were going to get the last of the Viagra, perhaps you need to just soften up!
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arh thanks for thinking im so young , even at 38 ....but still did not ride on the path just across it
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Old 08.04.2011, 15:10
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Re: My whinge

Patience is your friend, water off a duck's back and all of that. Welcome to Switzerland, Europe's Old Aged Pensioners' home.

On another note: Who peddled you those pedals on your velo?
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Re: My whinge

You might want to start carrying some Dignitas leaflets around with you as a silent response to the old chaps who get your goat.
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Old 08.04.2011, 15:23
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Welcome to switzerland ......!!! lol i have been here almost 5 years , and in 2 weeks i will be making my merry trip back home to blighty , where the sun shines .......sometimes, and the rain falls very often , but theres no place like home........ :-)
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Re: My whinge

You've been here for 5 years and this surprised you?

Too many bike riders think the own the trails, roads, etc... I'm with the old man, but then again, I'm over 40.
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Old 08.04.2011, 22:39
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You've been here for 5 years and this surprised you?

Too many bike riders think the own the trails, roads, etc... I'm with the old man, but then again, I'm over 40.
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