Spectator interference (crash)

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Spectator interference (crash)

Postby g-boaf » Fri Mar 13, 2015 1:08 pm

I couldn't see this posted elsewhere, so here goes:

http://www.smh.com.au/sport/cycling/aus ... 430kq.html

Will this bring about high fences/barricades to keep spectators from interfering with the race? (If they aren't in place already at other events?)

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Re: Spectator interference (crash)

Postby petie » Fri Mar 13, 2015 2:23 pm

Horrible video :-(

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Re: Spectator interference (crash)

Postby Summernight » Fri Mar 13, 2015 2:40 pm

petie wrote:Horrible video :-(


+1

That looked completely deliberate by the spectator. But how do you stop something like that? The barricades were in place, it was just that she wanted to ride on the outside, which happened to be near the barricades and near that 'person' who appears to deliberately interfere. I hope that person has been identified and questioned for that.

Maybe barricades like the horse-racing ones (fence with secondary fence behind or a fence with a railing that bends back into the spectator area) ???

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Re: Spectator interference (crash)

Postby Gunlock » Fri Mar 13, 2015 2:50 pm

Summernight wrote: That looked completely deliberate by the spectator.


I thought the same when i saw it.

I really hope that isnt the case, i hope they were just trying to get their hand out of the way without thinking about it.
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Re: Spectator interference (crash)

Postby g-boaf » Fri Mar 13, 2015 3:01 pm

Summernight wrote:
petie wrote:Horrible video :-(


+1

That looked completely deliberate by the spectator. But how do you stop something like that? The barricades were in place, it was just that she wanted to ride on the outside, which happened to be near the barricades and near that 'person' who appears to deliberately interfere. I hope that person has been identified and questioned for that.

Maybe barricades like the horse-racing ones (fence with secondary fence behind or a fence with a railing that bends back into the spectator area) ???


I'm thinking like those at F1 races which are very high and have people looking through mesh:

http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/Ec3rImlW0X8/0.jpg

Or something similar. Expensive - but it would stop spectactors from doing what appears to have happened in the video.

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Re: Spectator interference (crash)

Postby Mulger bill » Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:20 pm

Gawd, I hope they caught the festering bucket of dysentry that pulled that filthy stunt.
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Re: Spectator interference (crash)

Postby BenGr » Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:50 pm

The solution is a double line of barriers. Hopefully the person gets caught.

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Re: Spectator interference (crash)

Postby wombatK » Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:43 pm

BenGr wrote:The solution is a double line of barriers. Hopefully the person gets caught.

Would like to see the same on the finishing stages of TDF, and all those steep climbs where no-name
galoots try to lime-light by running alongside and way too close to the riders.

From the video, it looked a deliberate act to me.
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Re: Spectator interference (crash)

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Re: Spectator interference (crash)

Postby CKinnard » Sun Mar 15, 2015 1:01 pm

Not washing away the gutter trash that did this, but time and again I've seen riders brought down by spectators - handbag straps, flags, dogs, people taking photos, etc, etc. I honestly wonder why cyclists take the risk of riding that close.

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Re: Spectator interference (crash)

Postby ball bearing » Tue Mar 24, 2015 1:33 pm

The guy that caused the crash says that his son tugged on his coat and this caused his arm to extend. I don't buy it - but why?

"Spectator insists role in Loren Rowney crash was unintentional..."


Read more at http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/lat ... ze16SeU.99

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Re: Spectator interference (crash)

Postby biker jk » Tue Mar 24, 2015 1:43 pm

ball bearing wrote:The guy that caused the crash says that his son tugged on his coat and this caused his arm to extend. I don't buy it - but why?

"Spectator insists role in Loren Rowney crash was unintentional..."


Read more at http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/lat ... ze16SeU.99


Yes does sound like a lie, especially when he also claimed no awareness he caused the crash. Must have no nerves in his hand or arm.

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Re: Spectator interference (crash)

Postby CKinnard » Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:35 pm

Ridiculous.

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Re: Spectator interference (crash)

Postby Mulger bill » Tue Mar 24, 2015 6:48 pm

Has anyone checked his social media friends list? Just wonderin'...

He's fullovit IMO.
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Re: Spectator interference (crash)

Postby trailgumby » Tue Mar 24, 2015 8:57 pm

He can't possibly have been unaware of an object with some 50+kg behind it travelling at roughly 60km/hr striking his outstretched hand.

Unless someone had set his pants on fire right at that particular moment. Then I might believe it. 8)

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