Hit by a bus!

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Re: Hit by a bus!

Postby Oxford » Fri May 25, 2012 8:43 pm

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twizzle wrote:I've had a lot more incidents in the couple of weeks, must be something in the water. Shame, it's pushed me over the edge - I'm actively searching an entire suburb for two vehicles at the moment in my spare time, I don't care how long it takes.



And if/when you happen to find them?

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Re: Hit by a bus!

Postby KonaCommuter » Fri May 25, 2012 8:45 pm

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maybe we all need to purchase Farnese tops so we can be seen! :shock:





Maybe we need to Jerseys with Lawyer / Solicitor logo’s all over them?



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Re: Hit by a bus!

Postby jules21 » Fri May 25, 2012 9:22 pm

twizzle wrote:I've had a lot more incidents in the couple of weeks, must be something in the water. Shame, it's pushed me over the edge - I'm actively searching an entire suburb for two vehicles at the moment in my spare time, I don't care how long it takes. .

use your car as a weapon and well.... you know what they say, live by sword..

i had one idiot shave me in his ridiculously riced out white celica couple with pink vanity plates. this car stands out like dogs balls and if i find it i'm going leave a message for the driver to remind him to be considerate towards others on the road.
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Re: Hit by a bus!

Postby Mulger bill » Fri May 25, 2012 9:26 pm

I'd like a jersey with this printed as if hanging on me back
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Re: Hit by a bus!

Postby jules21 » Fri May 25, 2012 9:28 pm

or maybe a water bottle shaped like that and slung across your back :)
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Re: Hit by a bus!

Postby KonaCommuter » Fri May 25, 2012 9:31 pm

jules21 wrote:or maybe a water bottle shaped like that and slung across your back :)




If it were legal I’d open carry 24/7.
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Re: Hit by a bus!

Postby Mulger bill » Fri May 25, 2012 9:34 pm

jules21 wrote:... if i find it i'm going leave a message for the driver to remind him to be considerate towards others on the road.


In brushed on brake fluid? :twisted:
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Re: Hit by a bus!

Postby jules21 » Fri May 25, 2012 9:42 pm

Mulger bill wrote:
jules21 wrote:... if i find it i'm going leave a message for the driver to remind him to be considerate towards others on the road.


In brushed on brake fluid? :twisted:

i didn't say that :mrgreen:
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Re: Hit by a bus!

Postby GraemeL » Sat May 26, 2012 12:28 pm

Use two bottle cages, one with brake fluid, sprayed onto paint work will make a nice statement.

Just be sure to drink from the right one :)

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Hit by a bus!

Postby twizzle » Sun May 27, 2012 7:57 pm

Today a mate of mine admitted to filling someone's exhaust system... and engine... with expanding foam.
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Re: Hit by a bus!

Postby jules21 » Sun May 27, 2012 9:26 pm

twizzle wrote:Today a mate of mine admitted to filling someone's exhaust system... and engine... with expanding foam.

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how did he get it into the engine?
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Re: Hit by a bus!

Postby trailgumby » Sun May 27, 2012 9:33 pm

Wads of newspaper ramed home with a broomstick work just as well. But I do like the expanding foam idea. I take it you can buy it in spray cans, and it then cures and hardens when released?
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Re: Hit by a bus!

Postby Oxford » Mon May 28, 2012 8:44 am

news paper is better, you do not need a reason for carrying it around, not so sure that carrying expanding foam pressure packs is that common or easily explainable.
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Re: Hit by a bus!

Postby Marto » Mon May 28, 2012 9:58 am

Oxford wrote:news paper is better, you do not need a reason for carrying it around, not so sure that carrying expanding foam pressure packs is that common or easily explainable.


I guess carrying a broomstick when cycling would be hard to explain, unless you can mention a clean fetish.

What would one use then, to ram home the newspaper ? :D
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Re: Hit by a bus!

Postby human909 » Mon May 28, 2012 11:07 am

Since when do you need to explain to anybody why you are carrying said object? :?: :?:

Interestingly I didn't receive any road rage or close passes when I was riding around with an ice axe sticking outside of my bag. True story.** :twisted:
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**This was a total of two times. Not exactly a scientific study. The majority of my rides I don't get raged or passed closely.
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Re: Hit by a bus!

Postby Oxford » Mon May 28, 2012 12:27 pm

human909 wrote:Since when do you need to explain to anybody why you are carrying said object? :?: :?:

Interestingly I didn't receive any road rage or close passes when I was riding around with an ice axe sticking outside of my bag. True story.** :twisted:
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**This was a total of two times. Not exactly a scientific study. The majority of my rides I don't get raged or passed closely.

the police often have more power than you would like in circumstances where they feel what you have with you may be suspicious or could be used for no good. good example is a few years ago our neighborhood had lots of issues with egging of houses. basically if teens were caught with eggs without a reasonable explanation they were detained until a reasonable explanation could be proffered and/or the eggs were confiscated.

its also why you cannot just have a baseball bat in your car for protection. if you do not play baseball or have a reasonable explanation for having the bat you could be detained while they assure themselves that you are not going to use it for non baseball like reasons.
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Re: Hit by a bus!

Postby human909 » Mon May 28, 2012 12:38 pm

But seriously. Police aren't on patrol looking out for people carrying items that look out of place.

Knives, ice axes, broomsticks. If you can't think of a good explanation then you aren't trying. I've walked into court houses before with a large knife in my pocket. I put it in the tray at the metal detectors and they didn't bat an eye lid. It just got tagged and told I should pick it up on the way out.
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Re: Hit by a bus!

Postby jules21 » Mon May 28, 2012 12:41 pm

no, they are. if you look like a homeboy, cruising around with your homies and a baseball bat in the car, you can easily find yourself being charged/infringed for it.
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Re: Hit by a bus!

Postby thomashouseman » Mon May 28, 2012 12:55 pm

They'll also search you car for drugs if they see a spoon inside it. I know this. it happened to me. (No, I didn't have any.)

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Re: Hit by a bus!

Postby Oxford » Mon May 28, 2012 1:02 pm

human909, like you when I rode my commuting route with a hefty bicycle lock visible and accessible, I hardly ever got bothered by morons, but I also had an explanation for having it naturally. just like I have a padlock and length of chain on my moto easily accessible (but not visible). I have a perfectly good reason for it, to lock up my helmet. but if I had that on the front seat of my car and no good explanation for its presence i.e. if I could not answer the question "why isn't it in the boot of the car?" reasonably, then I could have some issues.

now imagine a car driver has made a formal complaint about the vandalism to their car i.e. expanding foam up the exhaust pipe and it could be potentially linked to cyclists by witnesses who saw bike riders acting suspiciously or that the driver even decided to make up that bit about cyclists suspecting that it was probably the cyclist they hassled earlier. what will happen is that cyclists for a period of time will be stopped and asked to empty their bag's contents for inspection, police have the power to do this. if you're carrying expanding foam, good luck with that one. think of how much easier the newspaper is to explain away.

this sort of police behavior does happen and did happen recently in Brisbane when they were looking for a rapist operating on bike paths (but not riding a bike) for a year or so male cyclists were stopped routinely on bike paths and had their details checked/recorded. I know it happened to me a number of times.
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Re: Hit by a bus!

Postby human909 » Mon May 28, 2012 2:49 pm

Maybe some people got the wrong end of the stick from my post. I merely was carrying ice axe because it needed to be transported. I carry a knife on me pretty much wherever I go, its a tool not a weapon. In fact I don't believe it would at all aid me in a situation where somebody threatened violence to me.

I don't condone or encourage carrying of any weapon, or multi-purpose device that you consider can be used as a weapon if you desire to. I don't believe that I live in a society or a community where one is at all necessary.

On the flip side I do believe all this talk about getting stopped by the police and having bags search is absolutely laughable. It simply isn't going to be happening. People are just conjecturing unlikely reaction by police in the event that there is an even more unlikely epidemic of expanding foam in exhaust pipes. If I want fantasy I'll stick to Game of Thrones.

Maybe I'm just naive but I feel safe 100% from violence in Australia. Unfortunately I don't feel 100% safe from idiocy behind heavy vehicles.
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Re: Hit by a bus!

Postby Oxford » Mon May 28, 2012 2:59 pm

and I was only carrying my bike lock too. :mrgreen:

should you have been pulled up by the police you would have had a justifiable reason for the axe. no problem. its when there is no justifiable reason that you have a problem. if you carry the knife for work reasons, no problem, if not then in most states now it is considered a weapon and would have you on charges of carrying a concealed weapon. if it is visible, then possibly carrying a weapon and menacing in public charges.

and as for searches, it can happen if you fit a profile of what the police are looking for.

I suppose it depends on you own personal life experiences as to what you believe in or of society. :wink:
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Re: Hit by a bus!

Postby twizzle » Mon May 28, 2012 3:29 pm

jules21 wrote:
twizzle wrote:Today a mate of mine admitted to filling someone's exhaust system... and engine... with expanding foam.

:shock:

how did he get it into the engine?


Extra tube on the end of the nozzle, injected some to start with and pushed forwards with the tube slowly while injecting, once it had a good plug behind it he emptied the entire contents of the can into the exhaust. The recipient was overheard talking about the results.
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Re: Hit by a bus!

Postby Marto » Mon May 28, 2012 3:55 pm

twizzle wrote:
jules21 wrote:
twizzle wrote:Today a mate of mine admitted to filling someone's exhaust system... and engine... with expanding foam.

:shock:

how did he get it into the engine?


Extra tube on the end of the nozzle, injected some to start with and pushed forwards with the tube slowly while injecting, once it had a good plug behind it he emptied the entire contents of the can into the exhaust. The recipient was overheard talking about the results.


Okay, but how do I get my newspaper in without a broomstick?
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Re: Hit by a bus!

Postby hannos » Mon May 28, 2012 3:56 pm

Marto wrote:
Okay, but how do I get my newspaper in without a broomstick?



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