The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

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Postby jasonc » Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:01 pm

hamishm wrote:
kenwstr wrote:
jasonc wrote:
250w yeah right


According to Strava 250W gets me very close to 40 kmph on a somewhat undulating but overall level road so my question is, what average speed did you record to catch him?

It's 250W up to 25km/hr, not at all speeds, isn't it?

Yes. I.e. no assistance over 25km/h. These numnuts either upgrade their motors, or remove limiters. Either way, they are unregistered, unroadworthy motor bikes
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Postby jasonc » Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:14 pm

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Postby P!N20 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:59 pm

^ Weren't you the one who should have been giving way?

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Postby jasonc » Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:09 pm

P!N20 wrote:^ Weren't you the one who should have been giving way?

Note the lines on the path and where she was riding...
Looking the other way
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Postby Howzat » Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:50 pm

@jasonc Looks like she had right of way, and you were obligated to yield and slow down. What am I missing?

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Postby find_bruce » Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:17 pm

What you are missing is that she was in the continuing lane while Jason was in the slip lane & she changed lanes without looking

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Postby fergy1987 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:39 pm

jasonc wrote:Note the lines on the path and where she was riding...
Looking the other way
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I hate this turn! I'm always worried someone is going to clean me up coming out of the tunnel. I'm always looking to the right to see if anyone is coming, but usually there are 30 people behind you so you cant really slow down too much. I always thought I was meant to be giving way, but this picture has cleared it up for me!

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Postby jasonc » Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:59 pm

fergy1987 wrote:I always thought I was meant to be giving way, but this picture has cleared it up for me!


There is no give way sign. There are two lanes.
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Postby NASHIE » Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:05 pm

Yes she is on the dividing line, but your behind merging into one lane so she has right of way, and also give way to your right. In the end your undercutting her.

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Postby Jmuzz » Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:16 pm

Howzat wrote:@jasonc Looks like she had right of way, and you were obligated to yield and slow down. What am I missing?


She did this
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Postby NASHIE » Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:05 pm

Jmuzz wrote:
Howzat wrote:@jasonc Looks like she had right of way, and you were obligated to yield and slow down. What am I missing?


She did this
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Not sure on your sky art work skills :wink: but yes she does begin merging a little early 5-6m, but hardly worth the undercut with talking to IMO. Not great riding by both.

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Postby Jmuzz » Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:23 pm

She isn't supposed to merge at all.
She basically just swerved into the slip lane when she was on the main road.

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Postby P!N20 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:25 pm

NASHIE wrote:Not great riding by both.


But great riding by the Fred who uses the altercation to make a breakaway.

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Postby NASHIE » Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:34 pm

P!N20 wrote:
NASHIE wrote:Not great riding by both.


But great riding by the Fred who uses the altercation to make a breakaway.


Poor chick, gets someone turning in front of her (note he well crosses white lines into tunnel :shock: ) an earful from the left, while overtake on the right.

Jmuzz wrote:She isn't supposed to merge at all.
She basically just swerved into the slip lane when she was on the main road.


She's heading for left of the 'ONE' lane thats starts just after the point of your red arrow or at the ped crossing. Rider in slip lane is still behind and therefor has to give way. It really is a non event.

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Postby Jmuzz » Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:37 pm

It's not "give way", it's "avoid collision" due to illegal lane change over unbroken line.
Which he does.

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Postby jasonc » Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:48 pm

P!N20 wrote:
NASHIE wrote:Not great riding by both.


But great riding by the Fred who uses the altercation to make a breakaway.

It's ok. I got him

It's a major thoroughfare. Major source of bike traffic from the western suburbs. Hence the reason for the slip lane. If everyone holds their line, it works
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Postby outnabike » Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:13 pm

I can't understand the calls of give way etc. Who among you can see a give way sign... I mean it is a sliplane and then a merge.
The rider on the main line has merged into the slip lane cutting off the videoing rider. any other decision is victim blaming.

Ok I am really old and know nothing... But if i turn into a sliplane on a main road, and a vehicle coming along cuts me off; that, my friends is a law breaker.
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Postby jasonc » Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:17 pm

Thanks outnabike

Btw - slip lane has been in place for a while now. First issue I've had
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Postby BobtheBuilder » Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:03 pm


She did this
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What this really shows is what happens when a car-dominated culture starts riding bikes again. People continue to act like aggro motorists.

She was just riding along, maybe not like a perfect little car driver, but good enough for bikes.


Time for some jets to be cooled, I reckon!

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Postby jasonc » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:16 pm

BobtheBuilder wrote:

She did this
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What this really shows is what happens when a car-dominated culture starts riding bikes again. People continue to act like aggro motorists.

She was just riding along, maybe not like a perfect little car driver, but good enough for bikes.


Time for some jets to be cooled, I reckon!

I would suggest she hadn't used the infrastructure before which may have resulted in the confusion
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Postby BJL » Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:08 am

Jmuzz wrote:Image


I wonder if blue eyes can be booked for 'incorrect use of a helmet' since the straps go through the mouth and not under the chin. :P

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Postby 39x25 » Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:58 am

There may or may not been a dumbass who went for a ride down to La Perouse and only on the way back did a kind gentleman point out a new standard helmet this dumbass was "wearing".

When this was pointed out to this dumbass the moment of confusion of the words filtering through that thick skull and the reach up to the head and only touching beanie.

This dumbass apparently left his/her house thinking the beanie that kept his/her head warm was a helmet and left the helmet on the table.

The flashes of odd/doubletakes/Say What looks given by other passing cyclists may have flashed through this numbskulls unprotected head and everything may have fell into place in that head.

Looks like the dumbass made it home passing a police car without incident.

So the story goes...

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Postby Jmuzz » Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:16 pm

39x25 wrote:
This dumbass apparently left his/her house thinking the beanie that kept his/her head warm was a helmet and left the helmet on the table.


I almost did it the other day lol.
Was about to ride away from the car when noticed I was lacking chin strap.
Testament to helmet being as comfortable as any hat.

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Postby P!N20 » Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:27 pm

^^ You mean said dumbass rode his/her bike without wearing a helmet and survived!? It’s almost as if that particular activity has a low risk of incident and he/she was just making a decision regarding his/her own safety that really shouldn’t be judged by others. You could even go as far as saying he/she wasn’t a dumbass at all and was just being an active member of society. But I guess this isn’t Denmark.

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Postby mikesbytes » Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:32 pm

Wasn't a good time to ride a horse while there was a race on, I'm wondering if the local residents were informed.

The horse rider should of been riding to the left, being in the middle of the lane meant that the individual cyclists had to cross the centre line to give good clearance. Yes I understand the need to claim the road, but this wasn't the right time to do it.

With the cyclist to the left I'm guessing that he went down the left as an evasive action to avoid hitting the horse or a cyclist, possibly only the cyclist will know
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