StressedDave wrote:I'm not suggesting in any way that he wasn't an idiot. I've seen plenty of organ donors in my time. Now I appreciate the typed word is an undoubtedly imperfect medium, but the tone of your post suggested to me the idea that, because you're such a l33t driver (see, I can get down with the kiddies without having to use the word 'chillax ) only you would have saved that cyclist's life. Hence the use of the word smug. There are plenty of other less polite words I'd have used but I'm under enough medication (including what is apparently the most abused drug in the UK prison system) to have control of my sweary keyboard fingers for the first time since the Internet forum was invented.
And I don't have massive experience. I mean I've not even got an advanced driver qualification and I'm less than half TripleS' age so I can't claim years of experience like him.
You've interpreted my post incorrectly. At no point was I trying to suggest that only I would have saved that cyclists life! I think it's slightly arrogant of you to think think I could be that arrogant.
You initially posted a comment about cyclists going against the flow. I responded with a genuine incident about a cyclist. He was an idiot; recognising him as such saved his life.
So to repeat, it was never intended to suggest that only I could have saved that cyclists life, the same way as I don't interpret your posts as saying only you are capable of executing the things you discuss.