Bit of a wet start to the day but it turned out nice in the end. I was going to do a loop around Aberfoyle but my garmin decided to turn itself off twice much to my anger >:-( so I lost my cycling data twice. So the ride data from Falkirk to Stirling was lost so the ride distance should have been 72 miles and not 59.
Well this didn’t go well 10 mins into my ride and I get run over by a fucking retarded taxi driver at a cross roads >:-( I had the right of way he was supposed to stop but no did he not just pull out in front of me. Now I get this all the time people think “oh i can get out before the cyclist gets to me” or “oh I’m turning right so I’ll pull out anyway and just drive on the right side of the road a bit into oncoming traffic”. I expect morons to do this and most of the time I can avoid them but this dickhead taxi drive decided to drive right across the cross roads perpendicular to me. I assumed he would just turn right but nope, so whack into the side of the taxi cab I went. After some choice words to him I asked what the fuck he was doing, his only response was sorry mate I didn’t see you! OMFG are you shitting me! I wear a bright dayglo green jacket how the fuck can you not see me. No sir you were being a dickhead and didn’t bother looking left when pulling out, he’s lucky I wasn’t driving otherwise he and his passenger would be in a word of pain. The funny part was his passenger just looked straight ahead like nothing was happening amongst the calamity. Thankfully the bike wasn’t damaged otherwise I would have gotten violent with the guy, I suffered a few bumps and scratches but not enough to cancel the ride so I continued. So rant over I decided to ride to Perth, it’s been a while since I’ve been there and today was going to be a nice day with some scattered showers but nothing to worry about. It would be a tough ride since I would be cycling over the Ochils twice but I’ve done this ride before so I new what to expect. Stopped In Perth for lunch, it was sunny there and then returned home through some sporadic rain showers. Good ride apart from the wanker taxi driver.
A rather dull wet slightly windy day, so I decided to ride to Dalgety Bay, had to take shelter for little while whilst the rain came down monsoon style but overall an ok ride, but I did manager to take a quick photo of Dalgety bay whilst the sun was out, briefly.