herzog wrote:What happened?
you referring to my post? nothing as ONe of us was paying attention. hint: it wasn't him
open topic, for anything cycling related.
I quite enjoyed coasting quietly up to a teenager that dawdled onto the middle of the path on the phone one commute. Pretty sure he needed new underwear when I yelled "look out" and he turned and saw a bike about to run him down (I wasn't going to run him down, just wanted it to look like that)
Most people on the he phone have no idea of their surroundings. I've been guilty of nearly getting hit while on the phone on a job site, phones and walking/driving just don't mix.
bychosis (bahy-koh-sis): A mental disorder of delusions indicating impaired contact with a reality of no bicycles.
when i was 17, i buzzed a young lady who saw me riding down the street but walked out in front of me. there was room for me to safely go around her, but i thought i'd give her a fright. she spun around and i clipped her bag i think, and went flying, superman style. i woke up a couple of seconds later and people started milling around. she was standing there and eventually said, innocently, to the bystanders "can i go now?" i was lying there, now being put into an ambulance, thinking "die %)($*#!" pretty funny now that i think back
I drank some very good beer.
I drank some very good beer I purchased with a fake id.
My name was Brian McGee.
I stayed up listening to Queen.
When I was 17.
Naming myself as the dumb cyclist tonight....broke out the hybrid and had it serviced as we are heading off on holidays next week and planning to ride a couple of rail trails. Decided I may as well commute home after picking the bike up from LBS, made it 20km and the front tyre punctured. Dumb part was that I wasn't carrying a spare and had to phone hubby to detour on his way home from work to collect me. Really dumb part was that I wasn't carrying any cash and couldn't even torture myself with a Maccas coffee while waiting.
i think i was about at that level of intellect too! not like these days. oh no..
ok fess up who is this nong!
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Bizarre - what's the story there?
Camera bike appears to be a commuter (seems to have a bag with a strap flapping about)
Next rider is wearing a T-shirt, looks to have a mirror on his helmet and appears a little overweight. He gave a lane change arm signal. A commuter?
The riders behind him, including the halfwheeler guy that stacked appear to be racing.
Anyone know what's going on? Also looks like it is in a RHS of the road driving country.
The guy looks like his putting his hand out to slow the guy down. Turning left from the right never works out well and he pulled across like he was dodging bullet. Agree it looks like the USA (yellow lines) and looks like a race mixed in with a few commuters.
I'd like to see more footage but from what I saw it looked like they were overtaking the old rider. Would be interesting to know if there was a stop sign/intersection/side street coming up giving the freewheeling action going on. If the old bloke wanted to go left it would explain the sharp cut to beat/not interfere with the other riders behind. Would also explain the riders behind actions. Who knows maybe the rider behind was anticipating the older bloke getting onto the wheel of the bloke infront and not doing a sharp cut across the front.
OK then, how in Freds name did the second man not go down in a screaming heap over half wheel bloke?
...whatever the road rules, self-preservation is the absolute priority for a cyclist when mixing it with motorised traffic.
London Boy 29/12/2011
6:50 AM approx 19 Aug - I had to shake my head this morning coming into work on Wynnum Road the approach onto the Story Bridge just before the speed camera, a bloke on a road bike really had no where to go other than over the bridge coming into morning peek hour traffic. Now that is taking your life into your hands - why wouldn't you get off Wynnum Rd and use the bike and pedestrian crossing to get over the bridge?
OI onya bike!!!
Someone has to come from the shallow end of the gene pool. lol
OI onya bike!!!
A candidate here on the Sunny Coast for a Darwin Award methinks! Tonight on the way home at 630pm I drove past a chap on his mountain bike riding onto the Sunshine Coast Motorway, Crazy as it stands but when I add that he had no front or rear lights nor even a reflector it gets worse doesn't it? And I am sure you will never guess the colour of his helmet and the clothing....?
Completely insane really.
I've seen him too. I ride that island when I commute, it's bad enough with the traffic let alone against it. I saw him stood on the north bound lane separator (for traffic heading to Nambour off the slip road) when driving home, dressed as you describe on a old 26er and thought surely not, please don't salmon the island, but I think that was his intentions. I get normally there about 6:15~20, so yup a darwin candidate indeed.
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