Ah Warney, stick to spin bowling mate.

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Postby jules21 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:25 pm

Oxford wrote:I've been contacted by Ch9 this morning in relation to this matter for my comment and any video footage I can provide about cyclist driver issues. Given what I've read and that Warne is a Ch9 celebrity and that they have effectively screwed the TdU I will not be ringing them back. I'll probably send a short SMS telling them I do not believe that they can or will offer a balanced story for the aforementioned reasons.

I never really liked Warne now I just have more reasons to dislike him.

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Postby Addictr3 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:28 pm

Between the TDU on CH9 and now Warne on Twitter, MIND = BLOWN

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Re: Ah Warney, stick to spin bowling mate.

Postby CommuRider » Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:32 pm

:lol:

It has been an unusual start to the year. Lance, last year, was drama-free in comparison.
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Re: Ah Warney, stick to spin bowling mate.

Postby Old and Rusty » Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:59 pm

Here's the cyclists account of what happened with Warney.

http://www.cyclingtipsblog.com/2012/01/cyclist-versus-warnie-the-cyclists-story/

Like most days, yesterday started with my girlfriend and I riding our bikes to work together. She doesn’t feel safe riding St Kilda RD in peak hour alone and after the near misses I’ve had over the years I like to be able to keep an eye on her too. So I escort her to her work and then continue on another 8kms or so to mine.

At 5:25pm I began my usual daily commute from Gardenvale to Richmond (near the MCG) and at about 5:45pm I arrived and waited at the red lights on St Kilda Rd at the Toorak RD intersection. Once the lights changed to green on St Kilda RD there was congestion from the right turning traffic from Toorak RD, as there always is, blocking the city bound traffic from passing.

So same as every other day I and the other 10 or so cyclists at the intersection began the precarious weave through the stationary traffic to bridge the gap to the bike lane on the other side of Kings Way.

Though yesterday I couldn’t get through as easily as usual because a grey Mercedes Coupe in the centre lane was very close to the left turning traffic and allowed almost no space for cyclists to pass through.

As the traffic was stationary I unclipped my right foot and squeezed through the small gap. The driver in the car on my right, the Mercedes – possibly concerned I might damage his car – yelled out to me. Once I was through the gap I moved back into the centre lane, stopped and looked back at the driver, who was still yelling, to hear what he was saying.

“What are you doing? You don’t own the road! Get out of the way” he yelled repeatedly. I shook my head and probably yelled something similarly inane back. Now even more agitated the driver continued to yell, “you don’t own the road”. I looked more closely and recognised him as Shane Warne, laughed and asked, “What are you doing?” and began to get ready to clip into my bike to continue the ride home.
But before I could the driver lurched his car forward forcing my bike wheel and almost my leg under the front of his car. Dumbfounded at how overtly aggressive the driver had been and aware that we were now holding up the traffic, I pulled my bike from under the car and attempted to continue riding. My wheel was jammed against the frame of my bike and the chain was tangled so I had to carry it to the footpath to fix it.

At this point a pedestrian witnesses were yelling, “Get his rego” and some even yelled out his registration. One woman approached me offering assistance and asked, “Are you OK? Are you going to follow it up? I have the rego ” as she held her phone. I thanked her told her it wouldn’t be necessary – partially because I was in shock but also because I hadn’t yet realised the extent of the damage to my bike and I knew who the driver was anyway.

My girlfriend who had witnessed the whole thing from the adjacent corner now came over to ask if I was OK and what happened. “Shane Warne just ran into me with his car” I replied.

We carried my bike to the nearest police station and I recounted the incident to the constable in hope that he could get in touch with Mr Warne and I could get the damage he caused to my bike repaired.

The constable took pictures of my damaged bike, gave me a card and informed me that he would follow it up and get in touch when he has something to report. He also noted that the driver legally should have exchanged details with me after being in an accident.

My girlfriend walked the 4kms home and jumped on twitter on the off-chance someone had mentioned it. It turned out Mr Warne had mentioned it. In fact he’d written a long anecdote as he saw the incident.

Reading through his account I was surprised that such a public and identifiable person would be so eager to publicise a pretty unpleasant an embarrassing incident.
I immediately called the constable I’d spoken with and told him that Mr Warne had tweeted about the incident and asked him to review it; noting that I disagreed with his version.

To quickly address Mr Warne’s statements:

• At no point did I ‘thump’ or ‘whack’ your car
• At no point did I hold on to your car or use it ‘pull myself through traffic’
• I wouldn’t describe your behaviour as ‘polite’ nor ‘careful’
• If you were aware that you had ‘clipped’ me then why didn’t you stop to exchange details or see if I had been hurt?
• I think the pictures show that my wheel is more damaged than a clipping (attached)
• I did not ‘ride away’. I had to carry my bike after you’d bent the wheel, lock it up and come back and get it in my car later

Thank-you to the witness that came forward and gave their account of the event. I encourage other witnesses to likewise.

I’d had no intention of making any of this public – I simply wanted deal with it privately and ask him to repair my bike. However Mr Warne, the public man that he is, seemed to want the whole thing in plain view. After reading his twitter account I discovered the comments he’d been making about cyclists in the previous days. I was surprised by how angry and frustrated he seemed to be.

I commute about 100km a week on my bike and have done so for a few years so I’ve come across my share of road rage, recklessness, inattentiveness and aggression by those inside and outside of the green lane.

So I can agree with Mr Warne on a few points:

• Cyclists should “obey the road rules and keep it safe for everyone”. As should motorist and pedestrians.
• I too would like the government to do something about the situation. I think they have made positive changes and continue to do so. There is of course a lot more that could be done.
• It is a serious issue and we should be able to get along. No one, not motorists, not pedestrians nor cyclists should feel unsafe or anxious getting to and from work.

Shane, please acknowledge that you made a mistake and pay for my bike. I’ll be donating yesterday’s pay to the Amy Gillett foundation to do my bit – it would be great if you did the same.

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Re: Ah Warney, stick to spin bowling mate.

Postby il padrone » Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:11 pm

jules21 wrote:wow, warney is toast over this one.

Nah, the man has the brains of a buffalo and the skin of a cat. Nuff-nuff with 9 lives :roll:
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Re: Ah Warney, stick to spin bowling mate.

Postby WestcoastPete » Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:16 pm

I have received an prompt and thorough email reply from Amy Gillett Foundation CEO Tracy Gaudry. She has consented to me sharing the email with the forum as long as I do so verbatim, so here it is:

Thanks for your note voicing your concerns.

We have received, and appreciate, the contribution by many stakeholders over the past day in relation to cyclist-motorist harmony.

An issue that has been raised in the media is that relating to the merits of introducing compulsory bike/rider registration. The AGF was interviewed by the media, with very pointed questions about registration, and clearly like all media angles, there has been an emphasis on some of the commentary, and the comment about ‘paying to use the road’ was completely taken out of context. I also acknowledge I made an incorrect statement about ‘rights’ vs insurance.

For your knowledge, the AGF is not pursuing, or engaging in any debate about registration at this time. There is a view from a small minority that bike riders should pay registration to earn their right to use the road. Registration has nothing to do with ‘having the right to use the road’. Everyone has the right to use the road, in accordance with the Australian Road Rules.
AGF does not propose compulsory bike/rider registration, and is not leading, undertaking or participating in any investigation into registration.

The Foundation is, importantly placing its efforts towards realising a culture of shared respect on our roads that includes and transcends rule and regulations.
With millions of Australians riding bikes awareness, education, regulations and road rules all contribute to a safer environment. Simply put, consciously practising safe, respectful behaviour then becomes second nature. Our “A Metre Matters” campaign is but one example of promoting a simple, safe behaviour, that has reached millions of Australian’s nationally.

We would most appreciate your ongoing support.

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Re: Ah Warney, stick to spin bowling mate.

Postby CommuRider » Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:37 pm

Ok with this tweet from the CEO of Cudo, I ain't participating in their group buying anymore.

@billytucker100 @thetodayshow @warne888 cyclist lost me at "I shook my head and probably yelled something similarly inane back" yah, right!
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Postby uncle arthur » Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:52 pm

It's like these jokers don't actually realise that cyclists, like other subgroups within society,

read,
think,
talk,
share ideas,
purchase,
watch cricket,
and change our minds when idiots and business people offend us..... :roll:
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Re: Ah Warney, stick to spin bowling mate.

Postby il padrone » Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:54 pm

uncle arthur wrote:read,
think,
talk,
share ideas,
purchase,
watch cricket,
and change our minds when idiots and business people offend us..... :roll:

Do all of that..........

except for the 'watch cricket' bit.

Now you can see why :roll:
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Postby uncle arthur » Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:58 pm

And now FINALLY - news.com decides to present the cyclist's side.... not painting a good picture for ole spin-king warnie...

http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/celebrity/warne-blasts-cyclists-on-twittershane-warne-clashes-with-cyclist-on-way-home-from-training-session/story-e6frfmqi-1226247438876
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Re: Ah Warney, stick to spin bowling mate.

Postby MarkG » Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:01 pm

The harsh reality is -that while's Warnie's a pumped up, ego driven, uneducated d*ckhead, the sad fact is, he appeals to the masses, many of whom are exactly
the same, so they're likely to agree with their hero, regardless of the fact that he's not only wrong, but unwilling to accept he's wrong.

Like they say - you can never go wrong when you appeal to the lowest common denominator..
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Postby The 2nd Womble » Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:04 pm

Sunrise rang me at 12 to get me on location in Brissy to comment on the special man's comments, but the Producer got someone else before I could call them back to confirm it all. Spewing!
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Re: Ah Warney, stick to spin bowling mate.

Postby csy75 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:20 pm

does Tracey have access to the full unedited statement she refers to, in being taken out of context?

It doesn't appear to be so to me....to quote
"Ms Gaudry said it was time to seriously consider the introduction of bicycle registration in Victoria. The issue was not about paying for use of the roads but about identifying cyclists and improving safety, she said.
""It's about awareness of the way other road users behave, education about road rules, understanding legislation and enforcing that," she said.
"Registration would give authorities a way to identify bike riders, to be able to enforce road rules but also it gives bike riders the ability to tap into protecting themselves by being easily identified as well.
""There's a much bigger issue around administration, cost, running a registration system for bike riders that I honestly believe needs to be taken to a very high level within government and be treated as a very serious proposition. It needs to be on the agenda and dealt with properly.
""We would not state today whether we think it should go ahead or not because there are so many factors to consider in implementing.""

We are calling for rego but not calling for it....not too clearly enunciated here Tracey to my mind....
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Postby Drunkmonkey » Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:32 pm

This story is going to get more coverage on prime time tv than the TdU :lol:
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Postby Mulger bill » Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:38 pm

AGF has lost me forever, next time I get doorknocked or ambushed going into the supermarket, I will politely decline.
Strange for me but the fault does not lie with the collectors.

As for Shaaaaaayne, beware sport. The next rider you try to harm may not just carry his bike to the side of the road. Liz won't like you anymore with a mouthful of these teeth...
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Re: Ah Warney, stick to spin bowling mate.

Postby il padrone » Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:41 pm

csy75 wrote:does Tracey have access to the full unedited statement she refers to, in being taken out of context?

It doesn't appear to be so to me....

I think we can give her the benefit of some doubt

csy75 wrote:"Ms Gaudry said it was time to seriously consider the introduction of bicycle registration in Victoria.

"Ms Gaudry, do you think it is time to seriously consider the introduction of bicycle registration in Victoria?"

"Well, yes, that maybe an idea, however.....

csy75 wrote:....the issue was not about paying for use of the roads but about identifying cyclists and improving safety, she said.
""It's about awareness of the way other road users behave, education about road rules, understanding legislation and enforcing that," she said.
"Registration would give authorities a way to identify bike riders, to be able to enforce road rules but also it gives bike riders the ability to tap into protecting themselves by being easily identified as well.

Then she went on for waaay too long....

csy75 wrote:"""There's a much bigger issue around administration, cost, running a registration system for bike riders that I honestly believe needs to be taken to a very high level within government and be treated as a very serious proposition. It needs to be on the agenda and dealt with properly.
""We would not state today whether we think it should go ahead or not because there are so many factors to consider in implementing.""

She needed to say, "No, registration is unwarranted", then get on with the rest of her message and keep it short, clear and concisely repeated.
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Postby The 2nd Womble » Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:46 pm

The Twitter traffic is making me laugh so had that tears are running fown my leg. Combined with his retweets fromnLara bingle about the media being so unfair, and Tracey Grimshaw aggreeing with him and claiming to still be sitting on the fence in true ACA style. Ooh she just tweeted back. Must read.
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Postby CommuRider » Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:51 pm

I might have put my foot down and tried to hit him," he said


Did the dolt just admit he assaulted him?

Hello? Would it have been better for his Merc to have blood and brains splattered all over his windscreen?

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Postby CommuRider » Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:53 pm

MarkG wrote:The harsh reality is -that while's Warnie's a pumped up, ego driven, uneducated d*ckhead, the sad fact is, he appeals to the masses, many of whom are exactly
the same, so they're likely to agree with their hero, regardless of the fact that he's not only wrong, but unwilling to accept he's wrong.

Like they say - you can never go wrong when you appeal to the lowest common denominator..



Except the hero has progressively gotten rid of any links to the common person. Merc driving, Elizabeth Hurley dating, tanning, gastric band dieting ... Ain't an ocker but a true metrosexual.
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Re: Ah Warney, stick to spin bowling mate.

Postby MarkG » Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:57 pm

^

He can only try to act the 'high society, upper class' for so long.
The minute he opens him mouth, the true (westie tool) warnie comes back! LOL
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Postby il padrone » Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:58 pm

CommuRider wrote:Except the hero has progressively gotten rid of any links to the common person. Merc driving, Elizabeth Hurley dating, tanning, gastric band dieting ... Ain't an ocker but a true metrosexual.

Drug taking, personal genitals texting, illegal bet-scamming.......

Bogan is as bogan does. Oh he's far from the metrosexual :roll:
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Postby birdbrain » Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:59 pm

This story is going to get more coverage on prime time tv than the TdU



That would'nt be hard. CH9's coverage of the TDU is disgraceful.
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Postby Mulger bill » Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:02 pm

CommuRider wrote:
I might have put my foot down and tried to hit him," he said


Did the dolt just admit he assaulted him?


:shock: So he's not just a road rager and all of the above, he's also stooooooopid enough to broadcast it on social media...
I s'pose I'd have to become a twit to read his feed?
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Re: Ah Warney, stick to spin bowling mate.

Postby Mulger bill » Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:04 pm

MarkG wrote:^

He can only try to act the 'high society, upper class' for so long.
The minute he opens him mouth, the true (westie tool) warnie comes back! LOL


I thought he was a StKilda boy :?
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Re: Ah Warney, stick to spin bowling mate.

Postby The 2nd Womble » Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:12 pm

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@tracygrimshaw You can't claim @warne888 raised valid points and then bags impartiality Tracey. Thats ACA type garba... wait a minute!

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@SafeCyclingOz Why the acid response? What is offensive about suggesting drivers should respect bikes and cyclists should respect law?

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@tracygrimshaw because you both emphasise 'cyclists obeying the law'. Bad eggs in both baskets.

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@SafeCyclingOz Please stay calm.I am not attacking you. Why is it whenever anyone raises these issues, cycle lobby groups go on attack?

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@tracygrimshaw Because these kinds of drivers can kill. Because laws for cyclists have been neglected while we get squeezed of the roads

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