I went out for a wee run today and was happily going up the A7 towards Edinburgh, dry, sun shining, what more could you ask for? On the top of Middleton moor there is a straight bit of road with a layby about half way along on the left, as I got nearer I could see there were a few scooters and 2 cars parked up there. Then I noticed the front wheels of the rearmost car turning slightly to the right, nah I thought, he will not pull out and even if he does I can get by as there was no traffic coming towards me.
As I was thinking this the other bit of my brain that tries to keep me alive shut the throttle and placed my fingers on the front brake lever and my foot on the rear brake pedal.
Sure enough, the blind barsteward pulled out, but not just that, he did a U turn right across the road!
After a bit of rapid decceleration and a few choice hand signals I carried on my way leaving the scooter riders shaking their heads in disbelief, but I am quite sure he never even saw me gesticulating at him. How the feck can you not see a bike with headlight on, twin led marker lights on and the rider wearing a white helmet? Just shows you need to be on your toes every second that you are out there riding. However, even allowing for that stupid prick I had a nice day out.