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Scary I hope all were ok!

Postby kx315 » Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:31 pm

:shock: :shock:
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Re: Scary I hope all were ok!

Postby Baalzamon » Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:35 pm


fixed for you
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now that I've watched it :shock:
Did that 1st fall hit the car head on :shock:
The the pack looping back around again and then getting run over by a bike :shock: :shock:
Poor fella, hope he is ok and the others involved.
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Re: Scary I hope all were ok!

Postby kx315 » Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:37 pm

Thanks what did I stuff up?
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Re: Scary I hope all were ok!

Postby im_no_pro » Wed Jun 12, 2013 1:04 pm

kx315 wrote:Thanks what did I stuff up?


At a guess i'd say dont put smilies right beside the vimeo tags.
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Re: Scary I hope all were ok!

Postby Summernight » Wed Jun 12, 2013 1:18 pm

Umm... What just happened there??? The road was open on one side until the cyclists looped back around??? :shock:

And the car looks like a Lamborghini. Whoops.
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Re: Scary I hope all were ok!

Postby trailgumby » Wed Jun 12, 2013 1:24 pm

For vimeo, you just need to put the ID number inside the tags and can leave out the rest of the URL
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Re: Scary I hope all were ok!

Postby im_no_pro » Wed Jun 12, 2013 1:25 pm

Summernight wrote:
And the car looks like a Lamborghini. Whoops.


It's a Chevy volt from the looks of things. Lamborghini would never lower themselves to such an ugly standard. At least I hope not.

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Re: Scary I hope all were ok!

Postby kx315 » Wed Jun 12, 2013 1:29 pm

trailgumby wrote:For vimeo, you just need to put the ID number inside the tags and can leave out the rest of the URL


Thanks!
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Re: Scary I hope all were ok!

Postby Gerry.M » Wed Jun 12, 2013 1:36 pm

It seems in the US, left means right and vice versa, but the riders were not from the US so when the dude in the stripe shirt said go left, they uh, went left.......
There an explanation in this news version:
http://media.theage.com.au/selections/cycle-peloton-takes-out-race-marshal-4483211.html

Notice the sherriff getting all matrixy trying to dodge riders.
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Re: Scary I hope all were ok!

Postby nescius » Wed Jun 12, 2013 2:40 pm

Bad course, no separation enforced between oncoming riders, that's a recipe for disaster. They needed to either have a physical barrier to make sure that riders stayed on the correct side (fences or even traffic cones), or heavy fines/disqualifications for riders crossing the center line into the oncoming lane. They were pretty painful looking crashes, I hope everyone was ok.
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Re: Scary I hope all were ok!

Postby Summernight » Wed Jun 12, 2013 2:42 pm

im_no_pro wrote:
Summernight wrote:
And the car looks like a Lamborghini. Whoops.


It's a Chevy volt from the looks of things. Lamborghini would never lower themselves to such an ugly standard. At least I hope not.

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You're right, it is a Chevrolet Volt (can pick the brand and 'Volt' from the video footage).

Still, I think it looks similar in the back section to the Lamborghinis I've seen out on the road:

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But I'm not a car lover - unless it is a fully electric sports car like the Tesla- then we're talking. :P
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Re: Scary I hope all were ok!

Postby mikgit » Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:13 pm

so what exactly happened... to me looked like the course lady in the middle got cleaned up by a rider and for some reason there was a car on the course, then chaos ensued...?
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Re: Scary I hope all were ok!

Postby im_no_pro » Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:23 pm

Summernight wrote:
You're right, it is a Chevrolet Volt (can pick the brand and 'Volt' from the video footage).


Youre eyes are much better than mine then. Even on a 24 inch monitor it still only comes up as a tiny little video for me :|

Edit.... make that computer skills, not eyes. I missed the full screen button :oops:
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Re: Scary I hope all were ok!

Postby birdbrain » Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:42 pm

Bit of a mystery. I have no idea why the course official is lying face down on the ground. I imagine the car hit a rider travelling in the same direction. Nice try at a bunny hop by that rider, unfortunately it wasn't entirely effective. :(
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Re: Scary I hope all were ok!

Postby dalai47 » Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:51 pm

Can't believe they didn't have cones dividing the course when it is a hotdog cicruit! Riders are nearly all the way across the lane whan coming towards the camera necessitating the marshal standing in the middle of the road...

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Re: Scary I hope all were ok!

Postby kx315 » Wed Jun 12, 2013 5:10 pm

birdbrain wrote:Bit of a mystery. I have no idea why the course official is lying face down on the ground. I imagine the car hit a rider travelling in the same direction. Nice try at a bunny hop by that rider, unfortunately it wasn't entirely effective. :(


Rider (back marker after camera panned away) hit marshal.... car leading the riders had to take evasive action to miss rider who hit marshal... the vid answers the rest from there!
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Re: Scary I hope all were ok!

Postby lock_ » Wed Jun 12, 2013 5:11 pm

They seem to be racing on the opposite side of the road I was expecting, as in Americans drive on the RHS (not the main bunch sprawling across the road in the first 20secs). Is this a normal thing for them?

Messy riding, mass disqualifications and fines if this happened in one of the local crits not to mention the pre-race lecture on the following weekend.
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Re: Scary I hope all were ok!

Postby Summernight » Wed Jun 12, 2013 5:15 pm

im_no_pro wrote:
Summernight wrote:
You're right, it is a Chevrolet Volt (can pick the brand and 'Volt' from the video footage).


Your eyes are much better than mine then. Even on a 24 inch monitor it still only comes up as a tiny little video for me :|

Edit.... make that computer skills, not eyes. I missed the full screen button :oops:


I didn't click full screen... It was small sized when I picked it out - as it appears when you first open this thread. :oops:



I thought the person lying on the road was the cyclist but was wondering why he wasn't wearing normal racing attire. If that was the marshal, where is the cyclist who hit the car??? His bike is clearly lying there mangled.
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Re: Scary I hope all were ok!

Postby kx315 » Wed Jun 12, 2013 5:17 pm

Summernight wrote:
im_no_pro wrote:
Summernight wrote:
You're right, it is a Chevrolet Volt (can pick the brand and 'Volt' from the video footage).


Your eyes are much better than mine then. Even on a 24 inch monitor it still only comes up as a tiny little video for me :|

Edit.... make that computer skills, not eyes. I missed the full screen button :oops:


I didn't click full screen... It was small sized when I picked it out - as it appears when you first open this thread. :oops:



I thought the person lying on the road was the cyclist but was wondering why he wasn't wearing normal racing attire. If that was the marshal, where is the cyclist who hit the car??? His bike is clearly lying there mangled.


In front of the car it just stopped in time :shock:
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Re: Scary I hope all were ok!

Postby dalai47 » Wed Jun 12, 2013 5:23 pm

Marshal is seen clearly in the middle of the road prior to getting hit.

You very briefly see the legs of the rider in front of the car when the camera pans back left.
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Re: Scary I hope all were ok!

Postby warthog1 » Wed Jun 12, 2013 6:18 pm

Gerry.M wrote:It seems in the US, left means right and vice versa, but the riders were not from the US so when the dude in the stripe shirt said go left, they uh, went left.......
There an explanation in this news version:
http://media.theage.com.au/selections/cycle-peloton-takes-out-race-marshal-4483211.html

Notice the sherriff getting all matrixy trying to dodge riders.

Watch this version as there is an explanation as to what happened.

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Re: Scary I hope all were ok!

Postby Mulger bill » Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:22 pm

The course designer should be flogged with half a dozen brake cables, could've either run some seperation OR flipped the course so that the riders wouldn't be on the wrong side (US) of the road in the overlapping section but chose neither.

Not too impressed with the overall organisation either. Response to the incident, hmmm and there's no way I'd stand in the marshals shoes without a cone 10m each side of me and a loud vest even if I had to provide me own.
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Re: Scary I hope all were ok!

Postby trailgumby » Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:53 pm

Kudos to the rider trying to bunny hop the marshall. Pity he missed the landing, he almost pulled it off.

That whole situation could have been so much worse. What atrocious course setup. :x
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