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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby Lukeyboy » Tue May 21, 2013 12:33 am

Bag straps get sucked in and caught on the spokes in 3...2...1...
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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby herzog » Tue May 21, 2013 8:30 am

Lukeyboy wrote:Bag straps get sucked in and caught on the spokes in 3...2...1...
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Is that supposed to be a video? All I'm seeing is a still image.
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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby __PG__ » Tue May 21, 2013 10:39 am

First commute in a couple of weeks. Half way to work and I realise that I've left my toolkit, puncture kit and spare tube at home.
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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby find_bruce » Tue May 21, 2013 11:16 am

__PG__ wrote:First commute in a couple of weeks. Half way to work and I realise that I've left my toolkit, puncture kit and spare tube at home.

That can't make you a dumb cyclist, cause I did exactly the same thing today after 1.5 weeks off :oops:
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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby bychosis » Tue May 21, 2013 12:50 pm

__PG__ wrote:First commute in a couple of weeks. Half way to work and I realise that I've left my toolkit, puncture kit and spare tube at home.


If you made it to work without issue you are not dumb, you are well prepared, or at least your steed is. Murphy must have been out to brunch, hope he is out for dinner for oyour way home.
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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby Lukeyboy » Tue May 21, 2013 1:07 pm

herzog wrote:Is that supposed to be a video? All I'm seeing is a still image.


Still from a video. He was leaning backwards like that with no hands on the handlebars and I could hear the straps hitting the spokes again and again. I was just waiting for them to catch and fling him off the bike.
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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby __PG__ » Tue May 21, 2013 2:23 pm

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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby find_bruce » Tue May 21, 2013 2:43 pm


While there is no doubt that Ms Way has done some dumb things & "You have to be a special kind of dumb to post that kind of comment to Twitter" sums it up, she is most definitely not a cyclist nor a pedestrian at the time & so can be found in Moron Motorists #3.
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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby InTheWoods » Tue May 21, 2013 8:37 pm

Saw a cyclist at the top of Mt Cootha halfway around the back in the dark tonight. With no front lights of any sort. I'm hoping he did have one and it died or something... But as a caver would say, "one is none and two is one".
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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby eldavo » Wed May 22, 2013 2:58 am

I think this is my first time for this thread... first time at least with a commuter camera for better entertainment.

Winner for last Friday's May 17th Cyclist Douche of the Day has been decided.
Friday arvo overcast sunset had this neanderthal on a cargo bike at terminal speed too fast to take the bend and end up head on in my lane with 1 second distance gap. It happened so quick I didn't even get time to crap my pants, I had to work on it as replaying the mentally on the long hill climb.



Key frames of video with first two frames in the tunnel immediately prior with another rider doing typical cut the blind right angle turn into underpass, half of the riders that do cut the corner are not ringing bells/calling/have any ahead lighting visible to oncoming victims.

Big Dummy on a Big Dummy follows on with inspiration from the May 7th Cyclist Douche of the Day at the top of this same hill, in front of Parliament House he himself must have been inspired by such greats as Troy 'Boofhead' Buswell lighting the way for the advance of human consciousnesses and the future of civilisations.
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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby Baalzamon » Wed May 22, 2013 9:18 am

He seemed to be rolling!
Motorised of some sort perhaps?
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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby Aushiker » Wed May 22, 2013 3:32 pm

find_bruce wrote:While there is no doubt that Ms Way has done some dumb things & "You have to be a special kind of dumb to post that kind of comment to Twitter" sums it up, she is most definitely not a cyclist nor a pedestrian at the time & so can be found in Moron Motorists #3.


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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby casual_cyclist » Thu May 23, 2013 2:15 pm

Yesterday arvo, cycling home from work, the dumb cyclist was me. Around the train station in Perth the shared path is all torn up leaving cyclists no choice but to ride on the road in the wrong direction :shock: Add to that the mess around McIver station and I made a split second, stupid decision to launch across the road through cars waiting at the lights to go another way and avoid the whole mess altogether. I was only half way across the road when the lights turned green :oops: I was very fortunate that I was cycling through attentive and patient motorists who didn't run me down, toot or scream abuse even though I was 100% in the wrong and breaking a number of traffic laws. I deserved a serve but didn't get one. I will be looking for a safer way home this arvo. Riding home that way is a PITA.
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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby chill1995 » Thu May 23, 2013 7:41 pm

Image I wouldn't say dumb cyclist, maybe moron is a more appropriate word. Running on the Bicentennial bikeway this evening this lycra wearing old man was riding in the middle of the padestrian lane just so he could ride side by side with his friend, he was coming directly at me and had no intention of moving even when i put my hands up and and told him to get out, I ended up leaning against the railing until he went passed so I didn't get hit. :evil:
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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby TigerFilly » Thu May 23, 2013 8:07 pm

Dumb cyclist was me tonight. I believed the publicity which said my new lights would give me 3 hours of use on high beam. Instead they both cut out after a bit over one hour and left me with no lights for the last, and therefore dark, section of my ride home.
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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby jasonc » Thu May 23, 2013 8:24 pm

TigerFilly wrote:Dumb cyclist was me tonight. I believed the publicity which said my new lights would give me 3 hours of use on high beam. Instead they both cut out after a bit over one hour and left me with no lights for the last, and therefore dark, section of my ride home.


whoops

dump cyclist, more specifically, a recumbent rider. at the hospital end of the bike path next to the vic park golf course there's a bridge that goes over the inner north busway.
anyway said genius was heading city-bound and had cut one of the blind corners so much that I had to apply both brakes and move left not to hit him.

Mr Recumbent rider - it was not intelligent. I'm on that path every day both morning and afternoon. My foot is at your head height. please don't make me defend myself with it.
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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby biker jk » Thu May 23, 2013 8:25 pm

TigerFilly wrote:Dumb cyclist was me tonight. I believed the publicity which said my new lights would give me 3 hours of use on high beam. Instead they both cut out after a bit over one hour and left me with no lights for the last, and therefore dark, section of my ride home.


Which light was that? Mine lasts three hours on high and 10 hours on low. Moreover, there is reserve power of three hours on low (when fuel gauge shows empty) to get you home.
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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby TigerFilly » Thu May 23, 2013 9:57 pm

They are these ones - http://velo.net.au/web-shop/view/serfas ... rear-light One front and one back. When I add it up properly I did have them on high beam for an hour and a quarter, and now that I read it again it does only say 1 3/4 hours for high beam, the three hours is if it's flashing. It says 9 hours for flashing low beam, so I'll use them on flashing from now on.
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The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby Dan » Fri May 24, 2013 8:42 am

chill1995 wrote:Image I wouldn't say dumb cyclist, maybe moron is a more appropriate word. Running on the Bicentennial bikeway this evening this lycra wearing old man was riding in the middle of the padestrian lane just so he could ride side by side with his friend, he was coming directly at me and had no intention of moving even when i put my hands up and and told him to get out, I ended up leaning against the railing until he went passed so I didn't get hit. :evil:


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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby Lukeyboy » Fri May 24, 2013 8:55 am

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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby trailgumby » Fri May 24, 2013 9:26 am

biker jk wrote:
TigerFilly wrote:Dumb cyclist was me tonight. I believed the publicity which said my new lights would give me 3 hours of use on high beam. Instead they both cut out after a bit over one hour and left me with no lights for the last, and therefore dark, section of my ride home.


Which light was that? Mine lasts three hours on high and 10 hours on low. Moreover, there is reserve power of three hours on low (when fuel gauge shows empty) to get you home.

If these are brand new, be aware it takes a few cycles for the battery to develop full capacity.
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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby trailgumby » Fri May 24, 2013 9:30 am

Dan wrote:
chill1995 wrote:Image I wouldn't say dumb cyclist, maybe moron is a more appropriate word. Running on the Bicentennial bikeway this evening this lycra wearing old man was riding in the middle of the padestrian lane just so he could ride side by side with his friend, he was coming directly at me and had no intention of moving even when i put my hands up and and told him to get out, I ended up leaning against the railing until he went passed so I didn't get hit. :evil:


Screw it, I'll bite. Feel better, rantypants?

I have to side with the OP. The cyclists behaviour was quite rude.

As for feeling better, isn't that the entire purpose of the 89 pages (so far) of this thread? Oh, and a bit of confessional thrown in. :lol:

Edit: 189 pages. Sorry. :P
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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby chill1995 » Fri May 24, 2013 10:01 am

Dan wrote:
chill1995 wrote:Image I wouldn't say dumb cyclist, maybe moron is a more appropriate word. Running on the Bicentennial bikeway this evening this lycra wearing old man was riding in the middle of the padestrian lane just so he could ride side by side with his friend, he was coming directly at me and had no intention of moving even when i put my hands up and and told him to get out, I ended up leaning against the railing until he went passed so I didn't get hit. :evil:


Screw it, I'll bite. Feel better, rantypants?

Are you serious? you realise this thread is for ranting right? no need to be a tool
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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby g-boaf » Fri May 24, 2013 10:21 am

chill1995 wrote:
Dan wrote:
chill1995 wrote:Image I wouldn't say dumb cyclist, maybe moron is a more appropriate word. Running on the Bicentennial bikeway this evening this lycra wearing old man was riding in the middle of the padestrian lane just so he could ride side by side with his friend, he was coming directly at me and had no intention of moving even when i put my hands up and and told him to get out, I ended up leaning against the railing until he went passed so I didn't get hit. :evil:


Screw it, I'll bite. Feel better, rantypants?

Are you serious? you realise this thread is for ranting right? no need to be a tool


Dare I say it - everyone needs to cool off a bit.

Everyone has bad days - sometimes riders do stupid things, sometimes pedestrians do silly things. I was landed off the bike for 6 weeks due to an errant pedestrian. Cranky about it, yes indeed. But there was nothing I could do about it.

No amount of ranting on here would help because the person probably doesn't read online forums. And there is the very good chance the cyclist you saw doesn't read here either. :|
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