Hit by a bus!

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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 :)




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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 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 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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p.s. Glad the bus didn't squash you!
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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 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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Re: Hit by a bus!

Postby Marto » Mon May 28, 2012 4:13 pm

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



Got a pump?


Yeah, but I don't know how I would explain if I got caught pumping someones exhaust.
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Re: Hit by a bus!

Postby human909 » Mon May 28, 2012 4:21 pm

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

We all know the implications of various posts. :wink: I'm not condemning you. I'm just stating that it isn't what I advocate. :)

Oxford wrote:I suppose it depends on you own personal life experiences as to what you believe in or of society. :wink:

No doubt it does. I'm happy that personal experience hasn't (totally) destroyed my faith in society. I'll continue act and go about my business like nobody means me violence.
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Re: Hit by a bus!

Postby jules21 » Mon May 28, 2012 5:26 pm

Marto wrote:
hannos wrote:Got a pump?

Yeah, but I don't know how I would explain if I got caught pumping someones exhaust.

just start moaning softly :lol:
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Re: Hit by a bus!

Postby bardygrub » Mon May 28, 2012 7:47 pm

Remember the bus??!!?? :cry: :P
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Re: Hit by a bus!

Postby bardygrub » Mon May 28, 2012 7:48 pm

jules21 wrote:
Marto wrote:
hannos wrote:Got a pump?

Yeah, but I don't know how I would explain if I got caught pumping someones exhaust.

just start moaning softly :lol:

:lol: :lol:
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