The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby jasonc » Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:53 am

herzog wrote:What happened?

you referring to my post? nothing as ONe of us was paying attention. hint: it wasn't him
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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby bychosis » Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:19 am

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.
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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby outnabike » Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:17 am

Tempting to do but I have seen it all go wrong, and it wasn't pretty. :)
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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby jules21 » Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:28 am

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 :)
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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby Lukeyboy » Wed Aug 13, 2014 6:28 pm

jules21 wrote:when i was 17


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.

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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby TraceyG » Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:57 pm

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.
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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby rdp_au » Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:38 am

That was a lucky escape - from the Maccas coffee :-)
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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby jules21 » Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:03 am

Lukeyboy wrote:
jules21 wrote:when i was 17


I drank some very good beer.

I drank some very good beer I purchased with a fake id.

i think i was about at that level of intellect too! not like these days. oh no.. :o
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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby herzog » Sat Aug 16, 2014 12:32 pm

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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby iaintas » Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:42 pm

ok fess up who is this nong!
(cant seem to post up vimeo clips)

Syntax error, try this...
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[vimeo]103675776[/vimeo]

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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby jules21 » Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:57 pm

iaintas wrote:ok fess up who is this nong!
(cant seem to post up vimeo clips)


http://vimeo.com/103675776

i think that was the St Kilda crits
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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby herzog » Mon Aug 18, 2014 3:24 pm

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.
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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby iaintas » Mon Aug 18, 2014 5:08 pm

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.
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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby Lukeyboy » Mon Aug 18, 2014 6:07 pm

To the bloke that cut sharply across. What a complete and utter d*******.
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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby Andy » Mon Aug 18, 2014 6:18 pm

It looks like the second rider casually paused but didn't brake. He certainly wasn't thinking about overlap.
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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby herzog » Mon Aug 18, 2014 6:27 pm

The guy behind was partly to blame. Half wheeling a (presumably) stranger going about his business.
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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby Lukeyboy » Mon Aug 18, 2014 6:46 pm

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.
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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby Mulger bill » Mon Aug 18, 2014 6:58 pm

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.
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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby Lukeyboy » Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:02 pm

Mulger bill wrote:OK then, how in Freds name did the second man not go down in a screaming heap over half wheel bloke?


The brother of this bloke.
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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby yugyug » Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:54 pm

I've come off a bike like that and saved myself some pain. Not something I practised but sooo glad it was intuitive in the moment.
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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby Gordonhooker » Tue Aug 19, 2014 2:38 pm

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?
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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby Gordonhooker » Tue Aug 19, 2014 2:41 pm

Lukeyboy wrote:
Ignoto wrote:No brakes and trying to get a free tow by a 10 ton piece of metal never ends well.

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Hipster. Nuff said.


Someone has to come from the shallow end of the gene pool. lol
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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby TheWall » Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:15 pm

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.
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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby Wakatuki » Wed Aug 20, 2014 7:44 am

TheWall wrote: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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Re: The Dumb Cyclists and Pedestrians thread...

Postby herzog » Wed Aug 20, 2014 11:22 am

Heavy crash on tram tracks.

Infrastructure partly to blame here.

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