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Postby anonymous_ » Sun Jan 29, 2012 3:48 pm

What we need is a member of the state senate from a 'cycling party' it only takes about 2% of vote to get there, just like the shooters party.
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Postby il padrone » Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:02 am

Aah, the 'spin king' is in even more of a spot of bother.

Herld-Sun wrote:Warne cycled off to court after road-rage incident

SPIN king Shane Warne is being sued over this month's road-rage incident with a Melbourne cyclist.

The bike rider involved in the St Kilda Rd altercation has been revealed as web designer Mathew Hollingsworth, 28.

Mr Hollingsworth has engaged prominent lawyer George Defteros and is launching a civil claim in the Melbourne Magistrates' Court.
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Postby PawPaw » Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:29 am

Excellent. Obviously George Defteros thinks it's a cert, as it should be....and hopefully it will cool a few idiot hotheads, and temporarily slow the rate of maiming and killing.
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Postby The 2nd Womble » Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:36 am

Good news to wake up to
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Postby il padrone » Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:53 am

I doubt we will hear much more - likely to be an out of court settlement with confidentiality clause.
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Postby CommuRider » Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:00 am

:lol:

Tweets as form of evidence?

Glad he finally decided to come out. His account was 10x more articulate than Shame's. Now, I wonder if the court will expose SW's ignorance of road rules. Get back into a chauffeur-driven Merc Shane! You are a menace on the road!

C'mon Mexican cyclists, make a presence in the court.

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Postby Oxford » Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:28 am

il padrone wrote:I doubt we will hear much more - likely to be an out of court settlement with confidentiality clause.

I fear this is how it will pan out, but I hope it doesn't and Warne's ignorance is exposed.

I think the organisation that should be most ashamed out of this is the Vic Police. Very poor showing on their part.
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Postby twizzle » Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:21 am

Hangdog98 wrote:Here's my plan. As a national day of protest and to put this nonsense about cyclists causing traffic distruption to bed once and for all, I propose a 'Leave your bike at home" day for all commuter cyclists who own and pay rego on their cars (about 97% of us I'm told) and take the car to work instead. In Sydney this will add about 120,000 cars into the traffic mix and bring the city to its knees. Every major arterial in both Sydney and Melbourne will be reduced to a car park as cyclists take their rightful place alongside those who 'own the road' and crawl along it at 5kph to work each day.

You'll need to alert your boss that you'll be late and there will be parking problems.

The message has to be; "Be nice to cyclists or they'll drive to work" or perhaps "Hey Warnie, put some spin on this" :lol:


LOL - I've suggested this a few times over the years.

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Postby silkishuge » Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:28 am

il padrone wrote:I doubt we will hear much more - likely to be an out of court settlement with confidentiality clause.

The cyclist does not have to agree with the confidentiality clause. He would have to be very convincing to make me sign a clause like that..... something that would pay off my mortgage for example.

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Postby squeakywheel » Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:33 am

Lots of "run the cyclist oxygen thieves down" comments being generated on twitter.
I dont think a guilty finding will change many people's minds unfortunately.....
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Postby jules21 » Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:42 am

silkishuge wrote:The cyclist does not have to agree with the confidentiality clause. He would have to be very convincing to make me sign a clause like that..... something that would pay off my mortgage for example.

which is probably what he's hoping for. i think the evidence shows who was the culprit here, but i'm withholding my judgment on the motivations of mr holingsworth. still, it's a free country, i'm not complaining if he fleeces warnie. some people deserve to be taken for a ride, so to speak.
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Postby il padrone » Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:43 am

nikkie wrote:Lots of "run the cyclist oxygen thieves down" comments being generated on twitter.

WT?

Now I know why I have not bothered looking at this Twatter-thing. And never shall.


Lotsa trash making crap comment in the good ol' Feral Hun too.
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Postby Livetoride » Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:43 am

nikkie wrote:Lots of "run the cyclist oxygen thieves down" comments being generated on twitter.
I dont think a guilty finding will change many people's minds unfortunately.....

Nothing new there mate, somethings never change.
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Postby CommuRider » Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:53 am

Ok peeps, would appreciate your input in proposed Advocacy section for the forum as a result of this incident and many others besides.

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Postby Old and Rusty » Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:11 am

Now they're calling it a "road rage incident". Pitty the cops didn't see it that way...

http://www.news.com.au/national/shane-warne-cycled-off-to-court/story-e6frfkvr-1226257820499
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Postby CommuRider » Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:25 am

il padrone wrote:
nikkie wrote:Lots of "run the cyclist oxygen thieves down" comments being generated on twitter.

WT?

Now I know why I have not bothered looking at this Twatter-thing. And never shall.

Lotsa trash making crap comment in the good ol' Feral Hun too.


It was because of SW's Twitter rant that prompted the action from the aggrieved:

"Mr Hollingsworth's lawyer, George Defteros, today said it was Warne's very public outburst on Twitter about the heated run-in on St Kilda Road that prompted the cyclist to reveal his identity and make a claim "I think in a way it was brought on by Twitter more than anything else," Mr Defteros told radio station 3AW.

"There's an incident and then all of a sudden it's out there in the public domain very, very quickly. I'm not saying that anyone's at fault for this coming out the way it has but, be that as it may, it has come out so we want to put our version of events across really."


Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/lifestyle/cele ... z1kzUpvl1n

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Postby diggler » Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:39 am

jules21 wrote:
silkishuge wrote:The cyclist does not have to agree with the confidentiality clause. He would have to be very convincing to make me sign a clause like that..... something that would pay off my mortgage for example.

which is probably what he's hoping for. i think the evidence shows who was the culprit here, but i'm withholding my judgment on the motivations of mr holingsworth. still, it's a free country, i'm not complaining if he fleeces warnie. some people deserve to be taken for a ride, so to speak.


I'm guessing it is just like any car accident. Warney's insurance company writes a cheque. He's only asking for the cost of damage to the bike.
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Postby CommuRider » Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:44 am

Love this tweet:
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Hi @warne888, what is your reaction to the cyclist suing and will you be filing your defence via Twitter, tks


I wonder if the court finds in favour of the cyclist, the judge can compel SW to post an apology on his Twitter account?
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Postby zero » Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:57 am

CommuRider wrote:Love this tweet:
JohnJohnsonson John Johnsonson
Hi @warne888, what is your reaction to the cyclist suing and will you be filing your defence via Twitter, tks


I wonder if the court finds in favour of the cyclist, the judge can compel SW to post an apology on his Twitter account?


No, not possible.

its a civil matter about making good damage caused to an item. It is however hilarious how quickly the newspapers turned on him though.
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Re: Ah Warney, stick to spin bowling mate.

Postby Addictr3 » Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:01 am

nikkie wrote:Lots of "run the cyclist oxygen thieves down" comments being generated on twitter.
I dont think a guilty finding will change many people's minds unfortunately.....


you'll find that the people that post such comments, are the type to always complain no matter what the subject; They would argue that the sky was green.. just for the sake of having an opinion or even worst, feel some what self- important. (example being Warne :lol: :lol: :lol: )

It always amazes me why the even bother. Its like a crank going round 'n' round to me :P
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Postby trailgumby » Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:48 am

Old and Rusty wrote:Now they're calling it a "road rage incident". Pitty the cops didn't see it that way...

http://www.news.com.au/national/shane-warne-cycled-off-to-court/story-e6frfkvr-1226257820499

Still a pretty biased report from News. :(
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Re: Ah Warney, stick to spin bowling mate.

Postby Nate » Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:29 pm

I'll move to Melbourne - that'll sort him out.

Why the heck wasnt it a hit & run???
He deliberately drove his car into a person???
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Postby Ross » Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:33 pm

Nate wrote:I'll move to Melbourne - that'll sort him out.

Why the heck wasnt it a hit & run???
He deliberately drove his car into a person???


Answer:

A) It's not important, it's only a cyclist involved
B) It's a celebrity involved, they don't do bad things

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Postby Evetsllub » Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:58 pm

http://www.cyclingtips.com.au/2012/01/w ... d-innings/

The guys scored some new wheels out of it... he's done alright!
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Re: Ah Warney, stick to spin bowling mate.

Postby r2160 » Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:04 pm

Just to add to this, some might remember that I was assaulted in May 2011.

27 WEEKS LATER, the police had finally got a photographic lineup for me to look at. I might mention that of the 12 photos that I looked at, they might have all been brothers. In that time the person had changed their appearance completely and it was impossible for me to identify him.

The police just arent interested. I wonder what would have happened if I had retaliated and given the guy something to think about. I bet the police would have been quick to have me arrested . . .

I hope this guy gets Shane Warne and then some

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