Guys in black, no lights and on the phone...
Riding across Oxford city centre starts and ends each day for me and has done for the past 18 months, day in day out. I normally keep myself to myself and just try and get to where I'm going, sticking to the rules of the road or cycle path.
This evening on the High Street there's a guy on a bike, dressed in black, no lights front of rear on his mobile phone one hand on the bars.
I ride past him, hardly seeing him and for some reason I just felt like I had to say something so I did "get off the phone and put some f'ing lights on" to which he says as we cycle side by side - "I'm busy, I'm on the phone". Then I say "if you carry on like that you'll get knocked off or get killed' to which he say "its my responsibility" and tells me to "f'@k off".
Having never said anything to a fellow cyclist before I now feel like a vigilanty and can't help but feel I should have just kept to my own business. I certainly wish I had not sworn in the first place in hindsight.
Anyone have any thoughts on this, would you do the same?